Sharon Lloyd BA (Hons) Counselling, DipHE MBACP
Are you experiencing difficult times in your life and need someone to talk to about how you are feeling? Or needing some help and support through challenging times?
I am an experienced caring counsellor and psychotherapist working with individuals, couples and young people. I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space, where clients feel valued, respected and will feel free, to explore their thoughts and feelings and work through their difficulties at their pace.
As a practitioner I work mainly within the psychodynamic model, which recognises how your childhood experiences may affect, who you are today. However, I believe that we all have our own unique life experiences and difficulties when we enter therapy. With this in mind I work using techniques from other modalities, which allows the flexibility in being able to, respond sensitively to each client’s personal situation.
I am able to offer help with a wide range of presenting issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, complex PTSD, sexual and emotional abuse, domestic violence, anger, bereavement, difficult family dynamics, self-esteem, work related stress, learning difficulties, family illness and many more.
It is my belief key, to the work is the therapeutic relationship between the client and counsellor, therefore, I aim to offer a warm, open, authentic way of being, to help clients feel relaxed.
Previous to counselling I worked for over twenty years in special needs, education and social work with families and children. Where I gained much knowledge and experience of working with difficult family dynamics and diversity.
I offer both long-term and brief therapy and because I know choosing the right therapist is a difficult task I offer an initial session for twenty pounds when you can see if you feel comfortable and we can work together.
As a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) I practice within their frame work and adhere to their Code of Ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
Alongside my private practice, I work at two charity organisations and a Mental Health Trust offering a counselling service. I am a Clinical Supervisor at Croydon Counselling Foundation and in my other job role I work in the community with children and families. My previous career background for over twenty years, has been working with children and families in Social work and education.
Counselling Supervision Course Sept 2018 - March 2020 BA (Honours) Degree (2013) in Integrative Counselling from the University of Greenwich and a Higher Education Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from the University of Surrey (2009-2012). Prior to that for a Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling and Organisational Dynamics (2009) and a Certificate in Counselling and Humanistic Therapy. Earlier areas of study include BTEC in Special Educational Needs and a NVQ in Childcare.
As a professional I am dedicated to continued professional development to enhance my knowledge and experience to be able to offer the best to clients. Therefore I frequently attend additional training courses:- Certificated courses attended are Counselling Supervision Course, Reflective Practice Counselling Supervision, Couples Counselling, Working with the Couple in mind. Working with Dissociative Disorders, Complex trauma, Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Mindfulness, Working with Survivors of Domestic Abuse - including coercive control and physical and sexual violence, Sex and Intimacy, Working with Personality Disorders, Pornography and Addiction, CBT, Working with the Chronically Depressed, Mentalisation based therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and several more.
I hold an Enhanced DBS, have experience of Life story work and working with children.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
As counselling is such a deep personal experience, it is very important that the choice of counsellor is right for you as an individual or as a couple. I therefore offer an initial first session of 50 minutes for £30 for individuals and 1 hour for couples for £40.
Following session are offered at:-
£45 for individuals 50 minute session
£35 if under the age of 25 years
£35 for students
£60 for couples 1 hour
A few sessions are kept for those clients who may be on lower incomes (please ask for details)
Brief and long-term therapy are available. At our initial consultation we will discuss together how therapy may work for you.
My practice is set in the beautiful location of Brockham and easily accessible from A25 and A24 and central to the area's of Dorking, Reigate, Redhill, Newdigate, Leigh, Beare Green, Capel, Headley, Walton-on-the-Hill, Tadworth, Kingswood, Burgh Heath, Leatherhead, Epsom, & Ashtead.
By car RH3 7LX plenty of free parking available
By Train nearest station Betchworth (1 mile)
By Bus Route 32
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Counselling sessions available during weekdays and early evenings
Types of client