Sharon Joyce

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Glasgow, East Renfrewshire, G77 5HD
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About me

As a practitioner in the field of social care and health with over 26 years experience I use the latest evidence-informed therapies gaining additional qualifications at Strathclyde University in 2022 now achieving status as counsellor and person-centred psychotherapist fully registered with BACP and COSCA in addition to my fully qualified registration SSSC qualified registered practitioner since my qualifications in 1997. I am here to listen to the heart of your difficulties in the interest of achieving a resolution that allows you to be happy and content in living the life you want. I have overcome my own difficulties in infertility and on the other side have been a specialist in the area of addiction too.

My priority is to provide a safe space for you. To explore the heart of your difficulties and what is going on for and around you. To learn from your situation to make sense of things and be able to live a full life with peace of mind, without struggle or insecurity. To grow or reconnect with the person you want to be. To be happy. Support and talking helps.

I am a registered member of BACP, COSCA and SSSC and comply with their regulations round professional development, supervision and complaints procedures which can be found on the regulatory bodies websites. This ensures I am practicing within an ethical framework where your safety and welfare is at the foundation.

I provide an empathic based practice where you can be understood without judgement. To have the support you need to survive. To work through the emotional pain whether through twelve step recovery or talking based therapy and reflection I am able to offer the space to do this. You are taking the first steps with your first thought to get support. Well done.

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Training, qualifications & experience

  • Membership: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy / Registered Member MBACP
  • COSCA Registered member qualified counsellor MCOSCA
    Training: MPhil Psychology and MSc Psychotherapy and Counselling (PGDip Gained Aug 2021)
  • COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills (2020)
  • COSCA Certificate in Further Steps Counselling Skills (2022)
  • PG Cert Health and Social Care Management (OU)
  • PVG Member Adult and Child all Vulnerable Groups
  • Approved Council Officer : Adult Support and Protection
  • Approved assessor in fostering and adoption including prospective applicants assessment, training, panel submissions and supervisory post panel approval management 
  • Post-adoption counselling and adult services BAAF 
  • Direct experience and facilitation in 12-step work including inventory support and 4th and 5th step work 
  • Infertility network member solo, same sex and heterosexual for facilitation and peer/child support
  • 25 years of compassion focused practice helping change at its heart. I listen to help you understand you with psychotherapy enact change
  • Served the military community in overseas commands as a practitioner supporting serving and veteran personnel around service life, trauma and deployment support services, PTSD and C-PTSD support. Tri-service direct experience and practice in combat areas including evacuation operations in Lebanon, Syria, Afghanistan and SBA overseas. Therapeutic support for post-military life and transition support in civilian life. 

Member organisations

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC. It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
Accredited Register Scheme

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Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with


  • Infertility
  • Substance Use
  • Autism
  • Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Infertility and fertility treatments and adoption
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Specialism and lived experience of trauma
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
  • Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

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£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

Fees £70 per session covering psychologist, counselling, psychotherapist and supervision services. Concessions available as I am committed to an inclusive approach to supporting people accessing therapy, please feel free to enquire about this. Concessions for students, low income £50 per session. I am truly dedicated to access for all so please feel the courage to speak to me about fees if you need to. My aim is to support you and this is negotiable on a concessionary basis. Your health and welfare is paramount and comes first. 

I am committed to supporting accessing counselling for people who are struggling and wish a space to receive a professional and accredited and verified service via Psychology Today and Counselling Directory. Counselling supervision available which meets BACP guidelines within their framework. Depending on your registration requirements and client hours your monthly supervision will vary. Please refer to BACP supervision guidelines on their website found at :

Offering in person at private office in the south side Newton Mearns. Offer telephone and online therapy to clients in the UK and internationally. 

Can offer telephone, on-line, in-person.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Private offices, private parking. Safe. Flexibility to meet your needs at a session time that suits for you to engage in a way you can manage variable practice hours. Appointments available.

Further information

Additional Credentials
Degree: SSSC/CCETSW University of Paisley / Qualification to degree level Social Work / 1997
Degree: University of Glasgow / MPhil Psychological Studies / 2001

Holistic Insurance - Counselling and Psychotherapy - Full Indemnity Cover 02/2024

12 Kirkvale Drive, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, East Renfrewshire, G77 5HD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

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Has parking and wide door frame and private access

Additional languages


Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


In person

I provide supervision to trainees, counsellors, social workers, to reflect about their practice. PG Cert and COSCA Supervision Skills Cert.

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Sharon Joyce
Sharon Joyce