Sharon Lewis MBACP (Accred) Adults, Children/Young Persons Counsellor
If you are reading this, you or someone you know might be having mixed emotions around feeling “frustrated, lost, lonely, sad, angry, tired and totally drained” 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. WHAT IS COUNSELLING 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 work with a person centred approach, which means I will offer you a space where there are no judgements, full respect and total honesty WHAT EXPERIENCE DO I HAVE? I have over 15 years 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: Low Self Esteem, Anxiety Issues: Social and 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 endeavour to 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 MANY SESSIONS There is no obligation after the Assessment to proceed with the therapy and you might want time to think about it, but 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. CONTACT ME Call 07414658493, or email email@example.com if you wish to book an assessment or want further information.
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
- Thera play® for individuals
- Further Training
- 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
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.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
WHAT IS THE COST ? Therapeutic session is £55 and the sessions are 50 Minutes Clinical supervision fee's to be discussed on contact.
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.