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At times we all need a bit of extra support and help with life's difficulties
Counselling and life Coaching can help explore current and hidden feelings, empowering you to take control and move forward from whatever is troubling you.

Counselling or Coaching can help you gain clarity and direction

Life may be a struggle, you may feel as though you are going round and round in circles, stuck, with nothing making sense. Talking can really help, with the knowledge that I will  listen without prejudice. I will endeavour to offer understanding and warmth in calm pleasant surroundings, empathy rather than sympathy and a promise to help you explore your feelings at your own pace.

Confidential & Non Judgemental

I can offer a safe, confidential, non judgmental environment for you to able to express your true feelings working specifically on areas you would like to change through exploration, mindfulness, positive psychology and discovery to improve and liberate.

As we are all unique I work integrative which means I use a range of different methods and theories dependent on your requirements and needs.

Fibromyalgia Arthritis Chronic pain MS MND

Experience of working with the above

Vegan and Vegetarian Coaching

Evening appointments

As I work from home I am able to offer evening appointments for those who work during the day

I work with Individuals & young adults (teens)

There is no age barrier to counselling

I can offer short or long term sessions and am flexible with regards to appointment times

Face to face counselling available observing social distancing

Walking and talking appointments available

Skype, zoom & telephone counselling

Evening appointments available.

Some home visits by application

NHS reduced rates

Current CRB

Training, qualifications & experience

GDN  General Dental Nurse

CPCAB level 2 Counselling Skills

CPCAB level 3 Counselling Studies

CPCAB Diploma Integrative Counselling incorporating Person Centered, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis (TA)

CPCAB Diploma Life Coaching

BACP Competencies Working with Young People & children

NCFE Certificate in Counselling incorporating CBT, Person Centred & Psychodynamic

NCFE Certificate in Counselling skills Theory and Practice

Experience of working in a secondary school as a school nurse with an experienced counsellor.

Experience of working as a support worker and end of life care.

Experience of Phobia's especially Dental Phobia

37 years Experience of working within Dentistry

Experience of Work related stress and bullying

Experience of debilitating illness such as Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Me, Cancer.......

Debt (working with debt agency's)

Currently working towards a diploma in nutrition and health

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience of working with Chronic Illness, Motor Neurone Disease, Fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Arthritis, Chronic pain and MS and those caring for the above including pre bereavement counselling.

I work Holistically as a counsellor and am particularly interested in wellbeing and weight loss which works well with coaching.

I am currently working towards a diploma in nutrition and health

I work with phobias especially dental, using acclimatisation techniques & mindfulness.

I feel passionate there are no barriers to counselling so offer a limited number of concessions on a sliding scale.

Young adults and students welcome

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Additional information

The first visit is 70 minutes long to include FREE  20 minute assessment £45

Thereafter each 50 min session £45.00, 90 minute (by special request) £70.00

Life coaching 50 minute session £45

Young adults  £35

Students £35

Saturday appointments £50


Day or evening appointments. closed Wednesdays Some limited number of home visits available some Saturday appointments Skype available.

Further information

I am a member of the BACP British Association of Counselling, Psychotherapists & Coaching

I work within a strict code of ethics and guidelines with a commitment to continue with professional development.

BACP Competencies working with young people

BACP register for Certificate of Proficiency

Ground Floor access

Barton On Sea
New Milton

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

ground floor access and plenty of parking


Sharon Lewendon

Sharon Lewendon