Sharon O'Shea

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Counselling Services
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 1JL
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi,  I'm Sharon,

I am a Person-Centred Counsellor and EMDR therapist based within the central Barnsley area. In my experience, people access Counselling at a time in their life when they need support, understanding or to be heard. I help people to explore areas in their life that need attention in a safe, non-judgemental environment.

I am down-to-earth and approachable. I believe achieving a trusting therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor is essential.

I qualified in 2007 and have experience of working within the voluntary sector and within my own private practice. I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am bound by their ethical framework for good practice.

On your first appointment we will meet to discuss what has brought you to Counselling, what you can expect from me as your Counsellor and work towards an agreement between ourselves with regards to the time/day we will meet and you can ask any questions you may have. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience working within the voluntary sector helping clients with Eating Disorders, Bereavement, Domestic violence and Blood Borne Viruses. I have also worked within an NHS ward working with acute mental health illnesses.

People come to see me with a wide range of emotional, relationship or health issues and from a range of backgrounds – different ethnicity, race, culture, gender, age and life experiences

  • EMDR (Levels 1 - 4)
  • Diploma in Supervision.
  • Rewind Technique
  • Diploma in CBT - (Currently ongoing)
  • BSc Therapeutic Counselling
  • ABC Level 4 Diploma in Person Centred Skills & Theory
  • BACP Register Certificate of Proficiency
  • Working with Dissociation
  • Solution-Focussed Anger Management
  • Solution-Focussed Therapy
  • Introduction to art therapy in Counselling
  • Experiential workshop in Trauma and PTSD
  • Person Centred art therapy
  • Working with Bereaved children and young people
  • Understanding Eating Disorders
  • Certificate of higher education Applied Psychology
  • A Level Psychology

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • BUPA

Additional information

For Private clients:

The initial Assessment and individual 50 Minute Session £50

Counselling students £40

EMDR for 90 minutes £75

Company fees may differ.

Concessions for low income and some benefits may be discussed.

I offer long and short-term Counselling which will be discussed in the first session.

I offer face to face, telephone and video calls. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Availability Monday to Friday.

Unit 2B, Building 3, Barnsley Business & Innovation Centre, Innovation Way, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 1JL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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.

My Counselling room is fully accessible.


In person

I offer safe and effective individual Clinical Supervision to trainees, experienced Counsellors and others who feel like they would benefit from external supervision.

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Sharon O'Shea
Sharon O'Shea