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

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



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About me

Hi, I'm Sharon and I'm a qualified MSc Systemic Psychotherapist (Family Therapist) and First level registered Nurse (RMN). I have worked with children, adolescents, 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 to Children, Adolescents and Adults who are experiencing any 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 enjoy working with Young people and Families and like to involve carers (when possible) in young people's treatment.

I also work with Adults individually.

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

You are welcome to call me and discuss whether I could help you or someone in your family.

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 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, where I still work part-time.

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.

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!

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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.

Maps & Directions

Gourock, PA19

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Mon-Fri daytime and evenings Sat/Sun email/phone/by arrangement Happy to email/chat to help you decide if Therapy is reqd.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme