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About me

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.

About You

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.

Working together

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.

Sharon

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.

Qualifications

  • MA Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Post Graduate Certificate Advanced Counselling Skills
  • 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

Training

  • Alcohol & Drugs Training
  • ASSIST Suicide Training
  • Eating Disorders Training
  • Trans Awareness Training
  • Safeguarding Adults Training
  • Self-harming Behaviours Training

Member organisations

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

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

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer weekdays, evenings till 8pm and weekends - to fit in with you.

Preston
Lancashire
PR2

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Sharon Doherty/TherapyPad

Sharon Doherty/TherapyPad