Sharon Breen BSc (Psych) Adv Dip PGCert MBACP

Sharon Breen BSc (Psych) Adv Dip PGCert MBACP

About me

You may be feeling stressed, overwhelmed or just keen to make some positive changes to your life. We all have challenging times. Sometimes it's enough to have a coffee with a friend and talk things over. At other times, you need something more, and that's where I come in. I help people feel less worried, stuck and unhappy. I have helped hundreds of people just like you. Some have come with anxiety, depression or low mood, others with low-self esteem, bullying, body image, relationship issues and a host of other things. Sometimes clients come following a major trauma or loss, other times it's as a result of more normal life events.


Whatever the problem, counselling may help. You may be finding it hard to talk to those around you because you don't want to upset them or think you should feel differentIy. I accept you as you are. Together we work to help you feel listened to, understood and make long term improvements in your well being and mental health, which can be life changing.


Having been there myself, I know how hard it can be to make your first counselling appointment. You might be anxious or worried that you will be judged or wondering whether your situation warrants counselling. I felt all three. My clients say I'm easy to talk to and they feel safe with me. You've already made the first move coming here. Why not call today? I offer a warm, friendly and confidential counselling experience in a safe and welcoming environment. Helping people with anxiety, feelings of low self-worth and interpersonal problems are my particular specialities.

Evening and weekend appointments are sometimes available.

My fees are £65 for a 50 minute session in Highgate and £90 in the City of London near Liverpool Street. I can sometimes offer concessions to those on a lower wage and counselling students.

Some of the issues that people have recently come to me with:

  • Anxiety (Anxiety UK-approved)
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Bereavement
  • Family issues
  • Interpersonal problems
  • Loneliness
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting
  • Post-natal depression
  • Workplace conflict
  • Bullying
  • Anger
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Self-harm
  • Stress

Choosing a counsellor is a very personal decision. You need to feel comfortable with the person you are going to see. Here are some of the things my clients have said about having counselling with me:

"Sharon is a very warm, genuine and caring counsellor. She came across as very empathetic and understanding, yet would also challenge me when needed. Sharon helped me deal with my inner demons, fears, anxieties and low self-esteem." EW, Client

"I saw Sharon for depression and anxiety. I was nervous and not really sure what to expect. I was there seeking help for a problem that had been part of my life for over 20 years. However, Sharon's friendly and calm approach soon made me feel I was in safe hands." - ND, Client

"I have grown as a person since having counselling with Sharon and for that I am very grateful. I have recommended a friend to contact Sharon, since our sessions have finished, as I hold her in very high regard." EC, Client

"Starting counselling was the start of a real turning point in my life. Sharon provided a safe, comfortable environment. She was non-judgemental and gave me the space to explore my feelings." KS, Client

"Counselling with Sharon made a real positive difference to my Life and set me on the right path. I would just like to say many thanks for your help." MT, Client

"Attending counselling can be a little scary but Sharon put me at ease straightaway. It wasn't always easy but it was so worthwhile. I feel I have more control over my life."
MC, Client

If you would like to talk to me about the help you are looking for please give me a call on 07852 464345 or send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an advanced diploma in humanistic integrative counselling, a qualification that is accredited by the BACP, a Postgraduate Certificate in Working with Children, Young People and Families from the Tavistock Centre and a BSc degree in psychology. I am also a certified Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Coach.

As an Anxiety UK-approved therapist I offer short and longer term therapy to private clients. I have also worked at Mind, Harlow College and Cambridge University and currently offer counselling services to an inner London girls secondary school.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Friendship
Loneliness

Photos & videos

  • My counselling space

Fees

£65 per session in Highgate and £90 in the City of London near Liverpool Street.

I sometimes have reduced-fee spaces available at £40 for clients on low incomes, unemployed people and counselling students (in Highgate only).

All sessions are 50 minutes.

Further information

Often the most difficult part of choosing a counsellor is making that first contact. To help you make that choice I am happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have.

For a confidential chat call me on 07852 464345 or click here to send me an email.

Maps & Directions

Highgate London, N6

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

I see clients in the daytime and evenings. Weekend appointments are sometimes available.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme