Sharon McHugh Dip.Couns RMBACP
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 and telephone counselling.
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
- CBT Training
- DBT Training
- UKTA TA 101 Certificate
- Safeguarding Adults and Children Certificate
- Bereavement Training Certificate
- The Narcarcissit In The Room Certificate
- Working With Addictions Certificate
- Rewind Technique for PTSD
I have worked in both my private practice and external agencies, as a counsellor for a number of years, working with people who are suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Self-esteem issues, Borderline Personality Disorder, Substance Abuse and many other issues that cause personal problems for people on a daily basis.
At present, alongside my private practice I am working in a Private Rehabilitation with people who have substance abuse issues, in both 1:1 counselling and also in a group setting. This part of my work 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 a person with an addiction and their families.
My training as an Integrative Counsellor has led me to practice as a bereavement counsellor and substance abuse counsellor, and my continued training has allowed me to keep myself up to date by learning different skills and counselling theories to incorporate in my practice allowing me to be my best to help each individual client, regardless of the issues they are facing.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
Concessions offered for
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.