Sharon Lloyd Counsellor and Supervisor, BA Hons DipHE MBACP
Are you experiencing difficulties in your life and need someone to talk to about how you are feeling? Or needing some help and support through challenging times?
Hello my name is Sharon and 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 free, to explore their thoughts and feelings working through difficulties at their pace.
I am able to offer help with a wide range of presenting issues such as, Complex PTSD, sexual and emotional abuse, domestic violence, boarding school syndrome anger, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, bereavement, difficult family dynamics, sexuality and gender issues, self-esteem and confidence, work related stress, disabilities, family illness and many more.
As a practitioner I work within a psychodynamic framework integrating, concepts from other therapeutic modalities, such as humanistic and CBT, which allows the flexibility in being able to, respond sensitivity to each client’s unique issues.
I believe 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 education and with family dynamics, children and diversity, where I believe I have gained some insightful knowledge which enhances the work.
I offer both long-term and time limited therapy face to face, online usually via zoom or telephone if you prefer.
Training, qualifications & experience
Alongside my private practice, I work at a Mental Health Trust offering a counselling service. I am a Clinical Supervisor at Croydon Counselling Foundation and in private practice, whilst additional employment is in the community with children and families. My previous career background for over twenty five years, has been working with children and families in Social work and education.
ONC London Level 6 Course in Counselling Supervision (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 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 DASH (Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Honor Based Violence) Masterclasses, 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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
IAs 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
I also run a low cost counselling service 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.
As a qualified supervisor I offer supervision to both trainee and qualified counsellors. At a rate of £40 per hour
Concessions offered for
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