Sharon Nolan. Counselling Dip Level 4. Registered member MBACP
Hi, my name is Sharon.
I am an experienced Person-centred counsellor, working within a humanistic and integrative approach. I'm described as a natural, caring person and very easy to talk to. I have the ability to connect with people very quickly, to put them at ease and relate to their emotions and feelings in a genuinely empathic way.
Within our counselling sessions you will be provided with a safe, warm, compassionate and non- judgmental space.
My personal life experiences.
Having personally experienced trauma, despair, sadness and the manifestations of unexpected bereavement and loss, I feel that my personal life experiences have equipped me with the deepest level of understanding and ability to support others to overcome diversity.
How my counselling may help you.
I think if we are totally open and honest, most people find life stressful, overwhelming and challenging at times. Our friends and family aren't always available or equipped with the skills to support us through such difficult times, and we can therefore feel isolated and scared. This is where the support of a counsellor maybe really helpful.
It is my belief that given the right conditions, every one of us has the ability to achieve our goals and reach our true potential. I am extremely passionate about self-growth and helping clients to increase their self-esteem and live fulfilled lives. Engaging in counselling is a truly positive step and generally people end up gaining so much from their therapy sessions and the compassionate, therapeutic relationship that we build together.
Where do we start?
At your pace, we will identify and unravel what is causing your pain. Maybe you are experiencing anxiety, fear, lack of self-worth, sadness, shame, or any other underlying feelings. Whatever it is, I will support you to overcome the barriers and overwhelming feelings that are hindering you, and help you to strengthen your ability to recover.
When you contact me I will arrange a mutually convenient time for us to chat. During this initial session, we will explore what you are struggling with and what you want to achieve from counselling. If you wish to continue, we will agree on how we work together and arrange your first appointment.It is then that we begin your journey to healing and recovery.
Please visit my website to see further details.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am currently seeing clients remotely or talking on the phone. Going forward, I hope to be able to also offer face-to-face therapy. I offer sessions on an open-ended or time-limited basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a counselling Diploma Level 4 and qualified in 2002. I currently offer humanistic, Person-centred counselling with an integrated approach.
My areas of speciality are:-
- Grief and bereavement
- Attachment and loss
- Ability to overcome adversity
- Post-adoption issues
- Anxiety and despair
- Self-esteem issues'
- Relationship difficulties
- Stress and crisis
- Family struggles
- Anger and Abuse
- Issues with health difficulties
I have worked extensively with adults exploring their Birth records and Post-adoption issues, and have gained a wealth of experience working with a diverse range of presenting problems. I am currently working for BUPA as an EAP Telephone counsellor, in private practice and for CRADLECharity. https://cradlecharity.org/
I also work as a volunteer on a crisis telephone helpline.
Previously, I have worked for:
- NHS Primary care, GP Surgery-GP referrals - providing counselling support to patients experiencing a multitude of presenting problems and issues.
- General Register Office - I delivered training under Section 51 Adoption Act 1976 to Adoptions clerical team and team managers.
- Liverpool Bereavement Services - providing self-referred clients who were experiencing difficulties processing their grief, trauma and bereavement issues.
- Age Concern
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
From £25.00 to £40.00
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
I am happy to offer a free initial 20 minute consultation and ‘time-limited’ or ‘open-ended’ contracts are available. Sessions usually are once a week at a time agreed together.
- Cost per session is: £40 (50-60 minutes)
- Discounts to Student Counsellors are available upon request. £25.00
- Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, I may also be able to offer sliding scale payments in certain circumstances.
- Payment by BACs transfer.
Daytime and evening appointments available, including some weekends. Please contact me and I will do my best to accommodate your request.
I am currently a Registered member of the MBACP and am committed to working in accordance with their ethical framework.
I currently am employed as an EAP telephone counsellor and work for CRADLE Charity offering counselling support to women and their partners affected by early pregnancy loss.
In addition, I work as a listening volunteer on a crisis helpline offering support and understanding to people struggling to cope with issues in their lives.