Sharon McHugh MBACP
Hello my name is Sharon and welcome to my profile.
I am an open and empathetic person and have trained as an Integrative Counsellor, meaning I have been trained in different types and ways of counselling.
Being an Integrative Counsellor gives my client the opportunity to call on different therapeutic tools that work best to assist them on their journey.
My counselling session are always client led and you can bring to the session anything you feel you need to talk about, and in return I will provide a safe space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, whilst offering an open and non judgemental environment where you can talk openly and freely with no influences and no pressure.
Our first session together will be for us to gain an understanding of what is going on for you, and to discuss what you hope to gain from our counselling sessions, allowing us to put together a working agreement and to discuss the best way to use our time together.
Types of counselling
I provide face to face counselling in Billericay, Wickford and Hutton.
I am available to do home visits.
I also offer online counselling via Skype or Facetime.
I offer a free 15 minute online or telephone assessment.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and training
- CPCAB Counselling Skills Level 2
- CPCAB Counselling Studies Level 3
- CPCAB Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- UKTA TA 101 Certificate
- Safeguarding Adults and Children Certificate
- Bereavement Training Certificate
- The Narcarcissit In The Room Certificate
- Working With Addictions Certificate
For a number of years years I have worked with people who have different addictions, the main addictions I have worked with are Alcohol, drug and gambling. I have worked both as a face to face counsellor, in a one to one setting and also in a group setting. This has allowed me huge insight into how addiction is different for each person, but it has also allowed me to see how depression and anxiety plays a huge part in the life of an a person with an addiction.
I have also worked as a face to face counsellor, in a one to one setting and also in a group setting for Relatives and loved ones of an addict.
Since the beginning of 2017 I have also worked as a Bereavement Counsellor in a one to one setting, working with clients who have suffered the loss of a loved one.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Face to Face Counselling in Billericay, Wickford or Hutton £45.
Face to Face Counselling Home Visits Please ask at time of enquiry.
Online Counselling via Skype or Facetime £30.00
I offer a reduced rate for students who are studying counselling.
A discount can be discussed for those who are in financial difficulty.
Please contact me if you wish to discuss this.
I understand how hard it can be to choose a counsellor, and unless you know specificially what the problem is, how difficult it may seem to be able to explain what is going on for you.
I would just like to reassure you that its normal to feel uncertain about what will happen in the counselling session. Any counselling session we may have will always be be at your own pace. It will be a space for us to explore your thoughts and feelings and to understand where these may be coming from, what they mean to you and for us to make sense of them together.
If you have any questions please feel free to email me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please contact me to arrange a date and time that suits you.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|