About me

Based in Harborne, Birmingham, Sharon Hinsull is an experienced therapist, teacher and mental health trainer who, in addition to working with clients face to face, has provided online emotional support to people all over the world. Her practice, whilst firmly rooted in the humanistic tradition, also draws from a wider variety of therapeutic approaches which can be readily tailored to meet individual needs.

Therapy can be arranged on either a short or long-term basis according to the individual's wishes and identified needs, and there is never any obligation to sign-up for more than one session at a time.

Seeking out the services of a suitably qualified and professionally competent therapist can be a daunting prospect at the best of times, so Sharon is always happy to have an informal chat with anyone who would like to know more about the kind of support she is able to offer before deciding whether or not to commit to an initial face to face appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Experience

Since qualifying as a therapist in the late '90s Sharon has spent the past twenty years working in private practice, as well as teaching counselling and other health-related subjects within further and higher education. As an experienced and qualified teacher of adults, Sharon regularly writes and delivers workshops and courses on a wide range of mental health and personal development topics, as well as running a programme of continuing professional development for fellow practitioners.   

* For further information about upcoming workshops, please see Therapy and Training's Twitter feed: @therapy_cpd


Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling (ABC), Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB), Certificate in Counselling Skills in the Development of Learning (RSA), Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Birmingham Centre for CBT), Cert.Ed (University of Wolverhampton).

Professional Membership

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Sharon fully abides by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice and engages in regular and ongoing training, supervision and professional development.

As a practising writing therapist and workshop facilitator, Sharon is a member of Lapidus, the national organisation devoted to the promotion of writing and creativity for personal development.

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

£40 - £50


Mon to Fri (variable)

Further information

Sharon actively supported survivors of the World Trade Centre terrorist attacks of 2001 and her interest in the area of trauma counselling has regularly involved her serving as an advisor and consultant to both the local and national media.

As an enthusiastic proponent of writing therapy Sharon regularly facilitates both groups and individuals in the use of expressive writing for personal reflection and development.

For more information about Sharon's professional background and experience please see her profile on Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com

97 Wood Lane
B17 9AY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme


Sharon Hinsull

Sharon Hinsull