Sharon Kataya, FdSc Counselling, MBACP (Registered)

Sharon Kataya, FdSc Counselling, MBACP (Registered)

BT32 4AX

07595462293 / 07595462293

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About me

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.

Sharon Kataya Counselling offers the opportunity to talk in private about the issues affecting you. It provides a safe place for you to explore what has happened.  In a supportive and non-judgemental relationship, you’ll be able to find ways of managing those issues, learn how to communicate effectively, improve relationships, and develop a better way of living.

Sharon Kataya, FDSc Counsellor, MBACP is a highly skilled Counsellor & Psychotherapist who specialises in Addiction Counselling, with experience of working within the statutory, voluntary and private sectors. She is a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapist, with full public liability insurance.

I have successfully helped many adults, (and their families) who have problems with alcohol, drugs, prescription drugs and compulsive gambling, and on a wide range of associated issues including anxiety, panic, depression, anger, work-related stress, relationship and financial problems.

Alcohol, drugs & gambling can destroy relationships, families & people. Do you want to make changes but don't know how? Hope and help is available today. When 'Enough is Enough' phone 07595 462 293 to arrange an appointment.

Private & Confidential Counselling is available in
Banbridge, Lurgan & Belfast

Phone now on 07595 462 293

Training, qualifications & experience

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

  • 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


  • Words 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


Accredited register membership


£45 per session (1 hr)

Further information

Sharon Kataya Counselling provides professional & confidential face-to-face counselling. It can help you make sense out of chaos. Not only to find the missing pieces of the jigsaw, but to slot them into the right places, so that the bigger picture becomes more balanced and enjoyable, with love, fun, purpose and control.

Maps & Directions

Banbridge, BT32 4AX

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


BANBRIDGE Mon - Fri 1700 - 2100 Evening Appointments available Flexible appointments where possible, to fit in with your lifestyle

Types of client

Older adults