Sharon Letten

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Counsellor MBACP (Accred) Adv Dip, BSc (Hons), MEd
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Exeter, Devon, EX1 1JG
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About me

I am a qualified integrative & trauma informed counsellor & psychotherapist, working with individuals and couples. I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred).

Life can throw us many challenges, which can sometimes leave us struggling and unable to cope. Through my lived experience, I understand how difficult it is to reach out. As a couples & individual therapist, I use a relational approach - by building trust in a safe space.  I will work alongside you, as you navigate your way through life's challenges. 

Perhaps you just want to talk in a safe and caring environment or need support to make changes? I work holistically and creatively with adults, teens & couples in a caring and non-judgmental way, covering a range of issues, such as anxiety, ADHD & trauma, identity transitions & loss, which can significantly impact on our relationships with ourselves and others. By exploring this in therapy, we can work towards improving meaning, wellbeing and reconnection in your life.

I have a special interest in working with relationship difficulties (disconnection, affairs, divorce, diversity, sexual issues/sexual trauma), anxiety and depression, grief, loneliness, menopause,  ADHD/ADD, CFS/ME, trauma/PTSD, domestic abuse and control and the transitions across life stages. I also have extensive experience working with young people and mental health issues in academic environments.

If you're struggling with your wellbeing or feeling disconnected, I can help you to make sense of these issues and improve your coping strategies. I am here to support you through the challenges you are facing, as you embark on your journey for change, meaning and growth. 

I am fully insured and a member of the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office), which means that I adhere to their regulations, ensuring the safe usage of your data. I also hold a current DBS for working with children and young people.

Training, qualifications & experience

My experience includes: lived experience of trauma and late diagnosis of ADHD; counselling adults and CYP; working as a MIND mental health crisis worker; a CRUSE bereavement volunteer and a SAFE DV/Abuse counsellor. Furthermore, I have extensive experience of working with psychological interventions & academic/pastoral mentoring in educational settings with young people. 

Qualifications:

  • Adv Dip in Integrative Counselling (L4) The Iron Mill College (MBACP)
  • Certificate in Working with Families (ongoing), The Link Centre
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling, Manchester Psychotherapy Foundation
  • Certificate in Trauma Focused Therapy, Manchester Psychotherapy Foundation
  • BACP Counselling CYP (aged 11-19) (Part 1), The Iron Mill College
  • Psychosynthesis Essentials, Psychosynthesis Trust
  • TA 101 certificate, The Iron Mill College
  • MEd in Psychology & Mental Health, OU
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, OU
  • Mental Health First Aid (L3)
  • Understanding Domestic Violence & Abuse (L2)
  • How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer, BACP/OU
  • Adv Dip in Careers Counselling (L4), Aim Awards

Training:

Couples Counselling, Family Therapy, COSRT Psychosexual & relationship issues, COSRT Kink/BDSM & Polyamory, Safeguarding, Trauma & PTSD, Suicide, Trans Awareness, Bereavement for adults and CYP (Cruse), Domestic Violence & Abuse (SAFE), Mental Health (MIND), Counselling Young People, Self-harming in CYP, Single Session Therapy, Neuroscience for counselling, Menopause, Relationships, Sandtray & creative therapies, Working with Shame, Anger & Rage, Eating disorders, Canine therapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

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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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Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Weekly sessions last one hour (individuals - £60) or (couples - £75), payable in advance via BACS or cash. I operate a 48 hr cancellation policy. I have limited reduced place availability for clients who are Trainee Counsellors, or on low-income or benefits or University students.

When I work

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Further information

I offer face to face / Zoom appointments in central Exeter (Tue - Fri).

Southernhay Therapy Rooms, 2nd Floor, 2 Southernhay West, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1JG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

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Online platforms

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Sharon Letten
Sharon Letten