Sharon Goddard Therapeutic Counselling - Because You're Worth It.
It was my own difficult life experiences that led me to train as a psychotherapist. I didn't know what I was feeling let alone why! and it wasn't until I had counselling that I realised that help was out there, I had struggled for far too many years. So having had ample therapy sessions I learned to understand why I was experiencing these difficulties and how to overcome them. This is why I am passionate about helping other people within the counselling relationship, by passing on valuable coping skills that can help you to manage difficult times and regain the life that you deserve to live.
Training, qualifications & experience
Integrative Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB Dip.couns, MBACP Registered.
Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Alcoholism, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Mindfullness,CBT, Addictions.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and worked at MIND for mental health and Open Road and Action on Addiction for substance misuse. I currently run my private practice from a cosy log cabin.
I have grounded myself in mental health by working as a support worker and counsellor in the day to day lives of real people living with severe and mild mental health disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar, anxiety and depression. I now work supporting people who have difficulties with using drugs and alcohol and again have found the best way to learn how it affects people's lives is to work with them and help them to try to turn their lives around.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
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The fee for our sessions will £35. Depending on financial circumstances or difficulties in some cases the fees may be negotiable this is always dependent on individual personal circumstances.
Cancelled sessions are still expected to be paid for if they have not been given 48 hours notice of cancellation. An alternative convenient day/time can be offered if available so as to provide continuity of the therapeutic relationship.
From a very young age into adulthood life can present us with difficulties and challenges. This could be experienced physically and psychologically creating symptoms of stress. Stress can often present it self as anxiety & depression and some people may find they have inadvertently become dependent on substances to manage their stress. Some of the most common causes are bereavement, trauma, relationship problems, work and general life today. Experiencing these symptoms can feel confusing and upsetting therefore making it difficult to function properly in day to day life. as a result this may cause feelings of sadness, despair, anger, anxiety, depression and resentment.
Counselling can help us to look at how we struggle to cope in these situations and how to better manage our emotions. When we begin to understand and accept that life isn't always how we want it to be, we become more able to manage the changes we need to make in order to live a happier and healthier life.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Day, Evening & Weekend.
Types of client