Sharon Campbell MBACP Dip Couns
What kind of counselling I offer
I am an integrative humanistic counsellor. By saying humanistic this means that the focus in the therapy is on forming a close and positive therapeutic relationship with the client. This is where the reparative work begins. My goal as a humanistic counsellor is to help you develop a stronger and healthier sense of self. To help you find your real voice and express yourself in the ways that you want to. As a counsellor I am non-judgemental, I am warm, friendly, (sometimes described as funny!) empathic and genuine and I provide a setting that is confidential, boundaried and safe. A place that builds on trust and one where you will be able to explore whatever concerns are happening for you in your life. I’ve often been told that amongst my strengths are being easily able to form really positive connections with people of all ages and backgrounds.
Duration of therapy
I offer both short term and longer term counselling work with clients and work to the goals that you set as a client and to how and when you want the sessions to end.
Theories that underpin the way I work are Person Centred Therapy and Gestalt. I also use some aspects of Transactional Analysis and CBT. I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and fully qualified to Diploma Stage as a Counsellor but have also studied Art Therapy techniques to foundation level. In fact I can work very often in quite a creative way with my clients and offer many ways to tap into this form of expression.
How we will work together
My belief is that you as a client have everything you need within you to create your own solutions. I wont tell you what to do to make things better in your world - as you’ve probably had enough people already telling you what you should and ought to be doing in life and none of it has ever felt right for you - but more so for them. My aim is to help you explore what choices you would choose to make changes and to look on what has stopped you from using your own voice previously. Very often we would have been conditioned to believe that we are only acceptable if we behave in certain ways to keep others happy. This learnt behaviour carries on into our later years and very often this non-genuine way of being impacts on our mental wellbeing. The good thing is that we all have an innate ability for self growth and we can choose to change. I will help you explore all of this and to become the more authentic you.
I have several years experience of working with young people from the ages of 13 up to 23. I have worked with many presenting issues in that time but anxiety, depression, low self esteem, eating disorders, sexuality and identity, peer pressures, mood disorders, grief and loss, exam pressures and relationship difficulties are particular areas of experience. Previous to qualifying as a counsellor I had 13 years of experience in working with couples experiencing fertility issues including a broad diverse spectrum of patient type from differing cultural backgrounds and belief systems.
I also have extensive experience of working for the NHS and charity sectors.
I attend regularly to supervision to ensure that that I continue to work both ethically and professionally. The BACP Ethical Framework underpins the way in which I work and I am fully insured for my counselling and psychotherapy work.
My focus is on providing a positive therapeutic experience for my clients and for them to achieve whatever they want to achieve in life with a growing sense of self, finding their own true voice and thriving in life to their full extent!
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma qualified in Humanistic Counselling
Foundation stage in Art Therapy Techniques
Ongoing CPD in a range of specialist subjects to support knowledge
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder in children
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
An initial meeting to determine whether or not you find me suitable as your counsellor would cost 15 pounds for 30 minutes
I charge £45.00 per hour for a full counselling session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Evening and weekend appointments available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|