About me

Sharon says that from a very young age into adulthood life can present us with difficulties and challenges. Not knowing how to deal with our lives sufficiently can create psychological and physical 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 of life stress are communication difficulties, bereavement, trauma, relationship problems, work and general life. Experiencing symptoms of stress 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.

Learning about ourselves and our current life situations through Counselling can help us to pin point why we struggle to cope in these situations and how to better manage our unhelpful patterns of behaviour and to develop a more mature response towards expressing ourselves. 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.

Sharon herself had struggled with a variety of different difficult life situations for many years, and it was through her counselling sessions she learned to understand why she experienced these difficulties and learned how to overcome them. This is the reason why Sharon is passionate about helping other people within the counselling relationship she because she knows it works.

Sharon can teach you how to develop 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.

Sharon is a qualified integrative counsellor and worked at MIND for Mental Health and Open Road and Action on Addiction for substance misuse. She currently run her private practice from a cosy log cabin.

Sharon grounded herself in mental health by working as a support worker and counsellor in the day to day lives of people living with mild to severe mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and bipolar. Sharon has also worked supporting people who have difficulties with using drugs and alcohol and again she found the best way to learn how it affects people's lives was to work with them and help them to try to turn their lives around.

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.

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Sessions fees cost £40.

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.

Availability

Morning, Afternoon, Evening & Weekend.

Basildon
Essex
SS15

Type of session

In person
Home visits
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 Goddard

Sharon Goddard