Sharon Kataya

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Banbridge, Co Down, BT32 4AP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Face-to-Face Counselling available in Banbridge. 

I am a BACP registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist practising Integrative therapy, and have experience of working within the statutory, voluntary, and private sectors. I work with adults on a wide range of issues including anxiety, panic disorder, depression, anger management, work-related stress, relationship problems, family issues, bereavement, drug and alcohol addiction, compulsive gambling, and personal & professional self development.

Most of the time we just get on with whatever hand we've been dealt in life. Occasionally, and often when we’re least expecting it, someone or something comes along that knocks us off our feet. We may feel overwhelmed and exhausted with depression or anxiety, unhappy and uncertain about relationship issues, experience emotional difficulties or upheaval, and struggle to make some sense of the chaos, and our response to it.

Kataya Counselling provides the opportunity to talk and to help you through a crisis or explore the impact of on-going issues. In a supportive and non-judgemental relationship, I can help you to find ways of managing those issues, to identity what you need, to learn how to communicate effectively, improve relationships, and develop a better way of living.

If you're feeling stuck, starting to doubt yourself and wondering 'Who can I talk to?' or 'What do I do now?' Kataya Counselling offers support to help you gain strength, have clarity and confidence to make wise choices and implement changes. For help to discover hope and build resilience for a happier life, phone now to arrange an appointment.

Counselling can help you make sense out of chaos.

If you've ever considered Counselling, and wondered if it might be for you - Email, Text or Phone today on 07595 462 293 to see if I can help you make the changes you'd like to make.

Training, qualifications & experience

A highly skilled Counsellor & Psychotherapist who specialises in Addiction Counselling, with experience of working within the statutory, voluntary and private sectors. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapist, with full public liability insurance.

Qualifications & Professional Bodies

  • Member British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • BACP Certificate in Proficiency
  • Certificate of Insurance for Professional & Public Liability
  • Foundation Degree in Counselling Commendation University of Ulster
  • Certificate in Counselling Commendation University of Ulster

Continued Professional Development & Independent Study

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Clinical Disorders

  • Depression
  • Anxiety & Panic Disorder
  • PTSD
  • Social Phobia

Motivational Interviewing

  • MI Level II
  • MI Level I
  • MI Intro

Drug & Alcohol Addiction

  • 5-Step Method: Family Intervention
  • HIV Awareness
  • Reducing Alcohol Related Harm: Early Identification & Brief Intervention
  • Practical Ways of Working with Substance Using Clients: Screening & Assessment to Referral
  • Community Drug & Alcohol Team (CDAT) Level 2 Basic Drug Awareness
  • Legal High Awareness
  • Brief Interventions for working with alcohol using clients
  • Hidden Harm: Parental Substance Users - working with children, young people and families
  • Medicine Misuse: Prescription Drugs
  • Understanding Approaches to Effectively Working with and Treating Substance Misuse
  • Groupwork Facilitation Skills: Drug & Alcohol Misuse
  • Working with Clients with Drug & Alcohol, and Mental Health Issues
  • Mental Health & Substances: Is there a connection
  • The Impact of Alcohol on Self Harm & Suicide
  • Seminar: Drink Drink Drink: Is Alcohol a Drug?

Trauma, Abuse & Anger

  • Trauma Recovery Programme
  • Complex Childhood Trauma
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Forgiveness

Suicide Prevention

  • Asist: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • SafeTalk: Suicide Alertness


  • Bereavement - Word to say
  • Understanding Eating Disorders: Adapt Eating Distress Association
  • Building Self Esteem
  • Child Protection Training
  • PsychoDrama Self Development Group
  • PyschoDrama, Psychotherapy & Action Methods

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£60.00 per session

Additional information

  • £60 per session (1 hr)
  • Payment - bank transfer, PayPal, or cash

When I work

Monday - Friday 0800 - 2130 hrs
Flexible appointments where possible to fit in with your lifestyle.

Suite 11 Avonmore House, Church Square, Banbridge, Co Down, BT32 4AP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Sharon Kataya
Sharon Kataya