Sharon Kataya FdSc Counselling, MBACP Reg.

Sharon Kataya FdSc Counselling, MBACP Reg.

BT32 4AX

07595 462293

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About me

TELEPHONE COUNSELLING now available to current & new clients.

Kataya Counselling continues to offer therapeutic support during these difficult days.

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.

To find out more, please call or email and we can discuss how I can help you.

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


Accredited register membership


  • £45 per session (1 hr)

Private & Confidential Counselling is available in Banbridge.

Maps & Directions

Banbridge, BT32 4AX

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Monday - Friday 5pm - 9pm

Flexible appointments where possible to fit in with your lifestyle.

Types of client

Older adults