Sharon Lewis

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MBACP (Accred) working with Adults, Children 8+/Young people
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Cramlington NE23 & Newcastle Upon Tyne NE2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Feeling “anxious, overwhelmed, scared, depressed, frustrated, exhausted” These strong feelings go hand in hand with many questions “why am I struggling now? what is happening to me? what is wrong with me? where can I get help? It can be a huge step and a big decision to ask for support. If you’ve never had counselling before it can also be daunting because you may not know what to expect. Counselling is about the relationship that is created between the client and the counsellor. That is why it is important to get the right person for you to talk to. Someone who you can trust, feel safe and comfortable with, someone who will listen without judgment. and has the professional knowledge and experience to support you. It’s important because you will be sharing things you might not have told anyone before. The sessions will be about you, and together we have an opportunity to explore, process, and gain insight in a safe environment, to ease the struggles you are going through. I will offer you a space where there are no judgements, full respect and total honesty.

What experience do I have? I have over 19 years of experience as a counsellor, with many of those years as senior practitioner, working with adults, young people, and children down to the age of 4 years. This experience is within G.P. Surgeries, Domestic Abuse / Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse Projects, Schools, Therapy Centre, and Private Practice. I have counselled clients suffering from distress/trauma caused by a variety of events such as; Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Divorce, Bereavement or Loss, Relationship Breakdowns, Self Harm, Experiencing or Witnessing Physical, Mental, Emotional or Sexual Abuse, Bullying. Any of these issues can make it difficult to manage with everyday life.

Can I help? If you're unsure feel free to ring, text or email me and leave a message. I will contact you within 24hrs or sooner. Please state how you would like to be contacted, and if it's ok for me to leave a message.

A professional membership I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I have achieved Accreditation.       

How much will it cost?£55.00 per session via Zoom or £60.00 in person which lasts 50 minutes. There is a free call to see how we feel about going forward to booking a first session. If you decide to go ahead we can arrange further sessions, either on a short or long term basis, tailored to your individual needs to get you into a better place.           

How to get in touch - either by phone on 07414658493 or email here

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Accredited BACP Member
  • BACP Children and Young Persons Member
  • Degree in Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills (CPCAB level 5)
  • NCFE – Level 4 in Bereavement
  • UKCP Creative Supervision
  • Theraplay®
  • Filial Coaching (working with parent and child)
  • Working with Suicide and Self Harm
  • Anxiety Disorder, ADHD and Recovery
  • Managing Self Harming Behaviour
  • UKASSFP – Solution Focused – Surviving in difficult circumstances

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP
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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

£55.00 for on line therapy and £60.00 for in person 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Saturday 8am to 8pm on line

Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm face to face

Further information

As a guide, the therapeutic work can take normally 6 to 8 sessions. This is just a guide, and by no means an obligation, it's important you get the best from the sessions, so we will review this regularly. Sessions can be weekly or fortnightly.

Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

The therapy centre has a down stairs room and toilet facitlities

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Google Meet
Microsoft Teams
Sharon Lewis
Sharon Lewis