Sharon May

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Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG26 5GJ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you struggling at the moment? Would you like some help exploring what is going on for you, and finding a way forward?

Something may have happened recently, or in the past, or it may have always been a struggle. Together we can explore how your issue impacts you on a day to day basis, how it influences various aspects of your life and the ways in which it hinders you. From there we try to understand where it has come from, and why it is so powerful before looking at what needs to change in order to allow you to live your life in the way you wish to.

We all have the ability to make changes but sometimes we think, believe or behave in a way which prevents us from realising that potential, leaving us stuck, trapped or going round in circles. By working together we can try to identify and shift the obstacles which are standing in your way.

Our work together will be a collaborative partnership that goes at your pace and lasts for as many sessions as you feel you need. I will not tell you what to do or give you homework, but work with you towards you therapeutic goal.


I am also an advanced practitioner in EFT (sometimes known as tapping) and offer one-off single sessions allowing the chance to explore an issue using this technique. Sessions involve tapping on acupressure points whilst discussing the experience or feeling you wish to work through, aiming to reduce the emotional impact and allow you to move forwards. It is useful for removing “mental blocks”, reducing anxiety around certain situations, tackling negative thought patterns, increasing motivation, or improving confidence.

Because these are single sessions, working on something with roots in complex trauma would not be appropriate, but I am happy to discuss how we can combine EFT with longer term counselling if you wish.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified Humanistic counsellor who combines Existential, Gestalt and Person Centred therapy. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I adhere to their ethical guidelines for good practice at all times, and have regular supervision to ensure the safety of my clients and the effectiveness of my work.

I began my Counselling training in 2010 and have been working as a counsellor since 2014

I am currently completing a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Bath Spa University.

I began Kingsclere Counselling Service in 2016 to provide a space which is warm, welcoming, reassuring and safe; in which members of the local community can receive the highest standard of therapy based on robust knowledge, strong ethics, and professionalism. I now have 13 other therapists who have joined my team who have a wide ranging selection of specialisms and expertise.

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Small Business pressures
Family businesss issues
Work life balance
Rural mental health
Farming mental health
Succession planning issues
Family Dynamics
Identity and Personal Growth                                                                               Caring for others

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£60.00 - £80.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

Weekly Counselling Sessions are £60 and last for 50 minutes                                    Single Session EFT therapy is £80 for up to an hour.
Payment by Cash or Card/Contactless on the day

When I work

Please email including the hours you are looking for and I will do my best to accommodate if I can.

Further information

I work as part of large a counselling team here at my practice. This means that even if for some reason I cannot help you myself - chances are I have a trusted colleague who can! Therefore, even if you just want to ask me general questions about therapy / counselling or your mental health, I would be very happy to answer them - please drop me an email.

Kingsclere Counselling Service, Robinson Cottage, Folly Farm, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG26 5GJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Ground floor sessions are available with ramp access, however due to the age of the building doorways are narrow.

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