Hello I'm Sharon. Thinking about the possibilities of therapy and changes you'd like? We could find a way through together. I create a safe and trusting space, offering varied approaches for you to decide what suits you. I offer convenient video or phone sessions from where ever you are.
Are you thinking about therapy? Wanting to be happier? Feeling more emotionally balanced? Worry less? Know and like yourself more? Feeling stuck and want change? Hoping to heal and recover from your experiences? Improve your relationships?
Whatever your reasons, I'm glad you found me. Therapy is an incredible experience and a positive step. I may be the right fit for you. Do please contact me to arrange an informal, free 30mins appointment, no obligation. If its easier - ask me to contact you.
I work with anyone over 18yrs. You can be yourself, I never judge. I celebrate individuality, being or becoming who you want to be. I'm aware of what makes us unique as well as part of cultures, groups, family and friends.
I provide a flexible structure so you can focus on you. It will feel natural and conversational as I use models, theories and approaches based in research and good practice. If I know you want to explore your emotions, I'll help with that. If you want to know 'Why do I do that?' We'll look at processes. If you want to understand yourself, your relationships and experiences we'll give that the focus. I'll keep your goals in mind as we work together. We will notice positive changes and build on those, acknowledging your resources and resilience.
My way of working within the 'Talking Therapies' field is known as person-centred, experiential and relational. Together we can understand your experiences, issues or problems. I stay with you, as you think, share, remember, process, find the words, cry, are quiet, laugh, get mad...anything really. I won't be shaken or shocked.
I also have experience and knowledge of supporting healthy lifestyles, mental health, healthy eating, physical activity, sexual health, alcohol and drugs. You may want me to bring this into your sessions.
Do please visit my website for more information and feel free to ask me any questions.
Wishing you well as you find therapist.
Love is Love - LGBTQI+ & Transgender Safe Space
Training, qualifications & experience
I have enjoyed over 25yrs of experience working in different areas of health and education. I have expertise in supporting healthy lifestyles including mental health, healthy eating, physical activity, relationships & sexual health, alcohol and drugs. Working in the NHS, public health with schools and families, communities, workplaces, colleges and universities before training and becoming a psychotherapist over the last 5 years.
You can trust I will treat you with respect, compassion and dignity. I pride myself on being professional and reliable. I am a registered member of the BACP and work within their ethical guidelines to support your safety and confidentiality. I am professionally insured.
- Post Graduate Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy (Distinction)
- Post Graduate Certificate Advanced Counselling Skills (Distinction)
- MA Health Promotion
- BA (Hons) Communication Studies
- Accredited Trainer for Understanding Health Improvement, Royal Society of Public Health
- Trainer for Sexual Health, sexuality courses, NHS, Higher Education
- Qualified Health Champion and Walk Leader
- Alcohol & Drugs Training
- ASSIST Suicide Training
- Eating Disorders Training
- Trans Awareness Training
- Safeguarding Adults Training
- Self-harming Behaviours Training
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
I offer reductions for block bookings
Block booking of 6 sessions - £200
(you pay as you go, your 6th session is free)
Payment options - online banking and PayPal
I offer weekdays, evenings till 8pm and weekends - to fit in with you.