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Sharon Hainey MSc,BA,UKCP (accred) Family Therapist-Young People,Adults,Families

About me

Hi, I'm Sharon and I'm a qualified Family Therapist (MSc Systemic Psychotherapist) and registered Nurse (RMN). I have worked with children, adolescents, individual adults and families for over 25 years in both Adult and Young People's mental health services in Inverclyde. I provide both family therapy and individual therapy. I help people with any kind of relationship issues as well as anyone experiencing difficulties with their psychological wellbeing such as mood issues, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, anger, self-harm. peer group/relationship/attachment difficulties, grief and trauma.

I can help Couples, especially with difficulties around parenting and the challenges of bringing together blended families.

I've worked with adults who have experienced seperation/divorce and infidelity.

You are welcome to call/email me for free and discuss whether I could help you.

I can meet with young people at home if they're more comfortable there or you can come along and see me.

I'm happy to correspond online via email/phone if you find talking face to face difficult. Just ask!

Thank you for looking through my profile.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a MSc in Systemic Psychotherapy from Strathclyde University and am registered with UKCP and AFT (Association of Family Therapy).

I am a First level registered Nurse (RMN) NMC registered.

I have 27 years experience working in Mental Health services mainly within the NHS.

I have had my own private practice since 2018.

I have worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) with young people from primary school age until 18yrs. I have also worked in Adult Psychiatry.

I have worked in Higher Education with Students.

I have worked with Adults dealing with relationship difficulties/seperation/divorce and infidelity.

In that time I have helped people with a wide variety of difficulties including Low mood, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Anxiety, Eating difficulties, Grief and Loss, Peer group difficulties, Autism spectrum based difficulties. Helping people who may have experienced trauma and early life neglect or had periods of their life in the Care system etc.

I also help families with communication and relationship difficulties, where there can be high levels of conflict between family members. I've worked where there has been parental addiction and social work involvement.

I like to help families who are trying their best to 'blend' together into one unit.

If in doubt, just email or text me and ask!

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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Family/systemic therapy


I charge £45 per hour.

If you live at a distance, we'll factor that in when discussing costs.

I'm happy to have a chat for free on the phone/email to decide whether I can help.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed


Mon-Fri daytime and evenings.

Sat/Sun email/phone/by arrangement Happy to email/chat to help you decide if Therapy is reqd.

Further information

Just let me know if you are a Student or have no/low income and I can offer a discount. :)


Key details

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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.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Sharon Hainey MSc,BA,UKCP (accred) Family Therapist-Young People,Adults,Families

Sharon Hainey MSc,BA,UKCP (accred) Family Therapist-Young People,Adults,Families