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About me

​I’m Sharon, a counselling professional dedicated to listening to you and working alongside you on your journey. Many people are experiencing anxiety or depression as a result of the pandemic, while existing or underlying problems may feel more pressing for others. We can all feel overwhelmed at times. Sometimes it’s hard to see how our situation can improve and we continue to repeat patterns that no longer help us.

How Counselling Can Help:

Counselling can help to support you when life gets difficult. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, relationship breakdowns, health or family problems, even taking the first step and talking about it can be an enormous help and can begin to ease your mind.

I work as an integrative counsellor which means I use a combination of approaches to make sense of what you bring and tailor those approaches to your personal needs. I aim to offer a holistic listening, supportive and collaborative relationship to incorporate your mental and emotional health in a safe, calm, nurturing and confidential environment, allowing you to talk through any difficulties or issues to identify ways in which you can improve or make changes.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Clarkson trained Integrative Counsellor. As a member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I adhere to their Ethical Framework. My work is regularly supervised and I keep up to date with therapeutic developments by attending relevant courses and events.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

When I work

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Morning
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Further information

My practice premises has free parking.

Located in a rural setting between Guildford and Horsham and within easy driving distance from Haslemere,  Chiddingfold, Godalming, Cranleigh, Alford and surrounding areas.  

Rudgwick, Horsham, RH12

Brighter Spaces, 54 Quarry Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3UA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom