Sharon Cunliffe

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BSc, MSc, MBACP, FDAP
Available for new clients
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Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4LY
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a professional psychotherapist and counsellor working from a comfortable and discreet therapy room in Haywards Heath.  I offer counselling to adults, adolescents and groups. Whether you are looking for short-term or long-term therapy, it is fundamental to me that my therapy room provides a safe space for my clients to explore their deepest thoughts, feelings and their inner world.

My therapeutic approach

As an integrative psychotherapist, I have a solid foundation in a broad range of therapeutic methods and therefore, tailor my sessions to the specific requirements of each unique client. I provide a warm and confidential approach and work collaboratively with my clients to build up a safe place of trust. I won’t judge you or tell you what to do, but support you to work through your challenges and develop new ways of coping, enabling you to make positive, long-term changes.

Is therapy right for you?

There are no right or wrong reasons to come to therapy, people come for a myriad of reasons, from all areas of life. Talking to an impartial therapist can help you to look at your problems from a new perspective, enabling you to attain a clearer understanding of yourself and a greater self-awareness.  Having someone truly listen to you when you feel overwhelmed, confused or sad, can help you to feel heard, valued and reconnected.

I have extensive experience and training in the addiction field, having worked with both substance misuse and behavioural addictions. I also have experience in issues such as anger management, anxiety, confidence/self-esteem issues, abuse, attachment issues and dysfunctional or suppressed feelings.

Although no amount of therapy can ever undo the past, it can help you to work through it and move on from it, so that it doesn’t hold you back from enjoying the future.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • First class BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology with The Open University
  • MSc degree in Addiction Psychology and Counselling at London South Bank University, where I was awarded the Esmond Robinson scholarship to study
  • Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), passed with distinction. 

Experience

In order to further understand this complex field and as part of my clinical training, I volunteered as a Samaritan for four years at the Brighton and Hove branch. This provided me with the opportunity to help clients with a variety of different emotional, behavioural and mental health issues spanning cultures, ages and backgrounds.

I also volunteered for two years at a private rehabilitation clinic for substance misuse in London. Which gave me extensive experience in individual and group therapy sessions, in addition to the development and facilitation of biopsychosocial group workshops and presentations, client assessments and treatment planning.

Counselling Association Member

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and the Federation of Drugs and Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP), I am required to continue my professional development on a regular, ongoing basis. This involves maintaining, improving and broadening my competence, knowledge and skills, by attending regular courses, conferences, workshops, reading academic books, journals and articles or completing e-learning modules. I am also required by the BACP and the FDAP to engage in regular supervision equating to at least one and a half hours per month with an experienced supervisor in the field. Supervision is a form of professional mentoring for all practitioners to ensure standards, quality, advanced learning and sustainability is being undertaken.

How soon can I see you?

If I have a therapy slot available, we could meet as early as the following day and usually within one to two weeks. Contact me today to check my availability.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Fees

I offer a range of options for you to choose from face to face in clinic, Skype, WhatsApp video call or telephone sessions.

Group therapy sessions are available on request, please contact me for details.

All sessions are for 50 minutes.

Please pay by: Bank transfer via BACS (or PayPal) prior to the appointment, or by cash at the start of the session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday-Friday days 

from 9 am to 7 pm

141 South Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4LY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Groups

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Additional languages

No

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Sharon Cunliffe
Sharon Cunliffe