Sharon Edwards Counselling Dip.Couns, MBACP
Hello and welcome. Knowing ourselves at a deeper level can enable us to make better decisions in life. I believe the therapeutic relationship offers the potential for positive change. My approach is humanistic, with a Person Centred influence.
Counselling can enable you to talk about difficult situations and feelings with a trained practitioner. It is a process that may help with exploring your thoughts and emotions and gaining self-awareness. I am a qualified counsellor offering competitively priced, short-term or open-ended, one to one counselling for adults in a safe, confidential and supportive space. I also have a Foundation Course for Awareness in Bereavement Care and attended seminars for Compassion Focussed Therapy and Counselling for Depression. I am committed to my ongoing continuous professional development.
Having extensive experience of working with people who have complex needs, I realised I could bring these skills to my work in counselling. Some of the difficulties I work with include depression; anxiety; stress; losses in life such as loss of a relationship, direction, identity or career; bereavement; low self-confidence; low self-esteem; mental abuse; panic attacks and life changes.
You can phone or email me to set up an initial session where we can talk about what you would like to achieve out of counselling. If you are happy to continue we will set up further regular sessions.
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Introduction to Counselling (Open University)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling TC-L4 (CPCAB)
Awareness in Bereavement Care. : The Foundation Course. Cruse Bereavement Care
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT-L5 (CPCAB)
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£35 per 1 hour session for individuals
Concessions – please email or call me to enquire
Payment options: cash; cheque; electronic payments
Please contact me to enquire about my availability as I may be able to offer early morning or evening appointments.