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MBACP, NCS (Accredited)

About me

 "No mountain is insurmountable, and no storm so rough, that they should be travelled alone". I am dedicated to helping others become free of what is holding or distressing them, and to regain a life they can love. Therapy CAN really help and the sooner you begin, the sooner you can start that journey. I'd love to hear from you! Text Sharon on 07902429787 for that first step! 

What Can I Offer You?

Working together in person in a private homely setting (easy parking), online or by phone. I offer a reduced introductory session of £25 so you can experience first hand its benefits, to talk over immediate worries, ask questions and gain some essential techniques that can help you begin to feel less distressed and stronger. This is a great way for you to find out if you'd like to work together. Normal sessions are £45 but I want to make therapy available to you - so if you are struggling - just ask! I love to see my clients find healing and begin to enjoy this journey of life, whatever walk you are on.

Full qualified and trained in a variety of models, we can focus on what is most effective to promote healing and insight for you, to work with your preferences, and help you see change all the sooner. Therapy is about healing, helping you find answers, your happiness, and your love for life. We do this in a kind, gentle way with a curious outlook.

These include:

Cognitive Therapy (including CBT), a focus on the hows, whats, whys of the thought process and its influence.

Psychodynamic, providing helpful insights into our feelings and beliefs, early life influences, attachment styles, and ways of relating from past to present.

Humanistic, with an emphasis on individuality, your own beliefs, values, strengths, and ability to govern your life from a place of personal aptitude.

Meditational Practice, which simply grounds and provides more self awareness of where you hold tension, how to release and begin to relax, how to breathe properly, and how to gain clarity and ease anxious thinking which can be pervasive.

Solution Focused Therapy, which concentrates on what you 'really want', on how, when, and which manner best serves you using techniques such as 'SMART goals'.

I also provide therapy utilising Positive psychology and compassion, which combined create more robust self-esteem, and enhanced meaning and interaction in life.

Please check out my website above for further information.

I'd love to encourage you to take this step for a better journey ahead - Feel free to email me at goodtogocounselling@gmail.com or text Sharon on 07902 429787. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am fully qualified and trained, and recognised by both major UK Counselling Governing Bodies:

MBACP

NCS (Accredited)

UU Fnd Degree (Science) in Counselling Studies

UU Certificate in Counselling Studies

Training and Course in Related Studies:

Mental Health

Suicide Prevention

Mindfulness

Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorder

CBT

Workplace Wellbeing

Addiction, Substance misuse

Bereavement

Dark Tetrad (including Narcissism)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Exam anxiety/stress

Assertiveness/Self Confidence/Self Esteem

Social Anxiety

Relationship difficulties, breakdown and recovery/Divorce/Separation

Bankruptcy/Financial Stress or hardship

Existential crisis

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

First session is £25. Sessions are just under the hour and cost £45 but reduced fees are offered if you are struggling financially, a student, or OAP. 

When I work

Please text or call for day or evening online appointment availability.

Further information

Please feel free to contact me at the below email or text number to arrange your first session for £25 - I encourage you to give it a go and find better days ahead!

Text me on 07902 429787

Email Sharon at  goodtogocounselling@gmail.com

Banbridge, County Down, BT32

Legahory, Craigavon, Armagh, BT65

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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