About me

Welcome, my name is Sharon Doherty my practice adopts an holistic empathetic approach to counselling by creating a safe therapeutic working environment for clients to openly explore their difficulties at their own pace. Counselling can empower children, young people and adults to develop emotional resilience and self-awareness to enable positive decision making that enhances their own health and well being. I use an integrative approach that is asset based and incorporates PCT, BSFT, CBT, TA and Gestalt Therapy and emotional literacy principles.

I have experience of working with clients in the following settings:

  • Voluntary sector mental health and addiction service
  • Glasgow East Community Mental Health Team
  • School counsellor across Glasgow City
  • EAP referrals
  • Private practice

This work has helped me develop the skills to support clients experiencing: generalised anxiety disorder, depression, self harm, suicidal ideation, addiction issues, bereavement, relationship breakdown, family issues, workplace issues as well as other presenting issues.

When working with young people I work in age appropriate and creative ways that suit each individual, this could include: drawing, modelling clay, Russian dolls, buttons, writing poems or songs and when preferred I also use suitable talking interventions when required. At a child or young person's first appointment I invite parents to attend for under 16's, so they can ask questions and I have the opportunity to share information regarding confidentiality, the frequency of appointments, regular reviews and overall time in counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Stress Management
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
COSCA Certificate in Counselling Supervision

Adlerian Approach to Family Counselling

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

COSCA

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Additional information

Individual counselling/Student £45/£35 per session
Individual supervision/Student £45/£35 per hour

Availability

Glasgow - Monday 1-6, Thursday 10-4.

Shotts - Tuesday 9-3.30, Wednesday 9-3.30.

Shotts
North Lanarkshire
ML7

Glasgow Therapy Centre
34 West George Street
Glasgow
Lanarkshire
G2 1DA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

As a supervisor I offer a safe therapeutic space to explore transference, counter-transference, ethical dilemmas, professional boundaries and legal issues that may arise when working with clients.

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Sharon Doherty

Sharon Doherty