Sharon Cunliffe

Sharon Cunliffe

Carlton Hill
Therapy Rooms
Suite 1, Keptown House
72 Carlton Hill
Brighton
BN2 0GW

The Physiotherapy Centre (Sussex) Ltd
11 Heath Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3AX

07469 746270

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About me

I am a professional psychotherapist and counsellor working from comfortable and discreet therapy rooms in Haywards Heath and Brighton. 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 rooms provide 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

Experience

In order to further understand this complex field and as part of my clinical training, I volunteered as a Samaritan for four years. 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 almost 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

Accredited register membership

Fees

All sessions are for 50 minutes.

Haywards Heath clinic:

  • Your initial consultation is half price
  • Adults: £50

Brighton clinic:

  • Your initial consultation is half price
  • Adults: £60

Skype/Telephone Sessions:

  • Adults: £45

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

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

Maps & Directions

Brighton, BN2 0GW
Haywards Heath, RH16 3AX

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: No

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

Monday-Friday days and evenings

Saturday mornings 9am-12pm (Haywards Heath)

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups