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About me

You have made the first step which is often the hardest in seeking counselling for either yourself or on behalf of someone close to you. The next step is finding the right person whom you can trust to support you through the difficult times you're experiencing. By bringing myself into the counselling room my hope is that you will feel safe and together we can create that strong and trusting therapeutic relationship.

Whatever is troubling you, together we can work through the issues to help you find the resilience and coping mechanisms to move forward. I don't give you advice or tell you what you should do but help you find from within yourself the strength to move forward with your life. I have worked with clients's aged 11-60+ presenting with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, eating disorders, bereavement and loss to name but a few. I work in a person-centred way where you can be assured that no matter what you bring into the counselling room I will never judge you but will be empathic and listen to you. Depending on how we work together I might bring in some other techniques including CBT, solution-focused, ACT, play therapy and gestalt.

If you are a parent or a carer of a young person or a young person yourself be reassured that I have much experience in working with this vulnerable age group. I love working teenagers and young people as I feel passionate about helping the through this time in their lives when they are faced with many challenges and work with them to find their own coping mechanism and resilience to help them as they enter adulthood.

So whats the next step? Either pick up the phone and give me a call or send me an email and we can have a chat to see how I can support you. I work from a discreet location in the CW8 Northwich area and have availability most days. I work closely with another counsellor as Young Rose Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.youngrosecounsellingandpsychotherapy.co.uk) which provides an advantage of choice and the option for multiple family members to be seen within the same setting.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons)
PgDip Counselling & Psychotherapy, University of Salford
Registered Member MBACP

Continued Professional Development (CPD):
I realise the importance of CPD for my clients and to date I have completed the following additional training:
Bereavement & Loss training at both a BACP event and 6 week course at St Lukes Hospice
Safeguarding, Self-harm & Suicide and Drug & Alcohol workshops for working with young people at Visyon
Gestalt Therapy workshop at University of Salford
Person-Centred Therapeutic Play Skills (November 2016)

Along with my private work where I counsel clients from the age of 12+, I have worked for over 3 years with children and young people from age 11-25 at Visyon in Crewe and Congleton and as a bereavement counsellor at St Luke's Hospice, Winsford.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have much experience and am passionate about working with teenagers.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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There's no fixed number of sessions that you'll need. Each one of you is unique and we will review regularly together to make sure you are getting out of counselling what you were hoping for, along with how many sessions you might need, even then it’s not fixed in stone. You will always be the one making the decision. Each session will last up to 60 minutes.

I offer sessions in Hartford in Cheshire from an accessible and discreet private counselling room. I also provide the option, by agreement, to offer counselling appointments at an alternate location.

Sessions are around £45 dependent on needs.

I offer discounted rates for students studying for a professional counselling course along with individuals with low income and block bookings.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Weekdays and Evenings available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Sharon Melrose - MBACP Counselling for teenagers and adults

Sharon Melrose - MBACP Counselling for teenagers and adults