Hi, i'm Sharon.I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor 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 a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy(MBACP) 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 before deciding if you think we would be able to work together.
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.
- Diploma in Supervision (ongoing)
- 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
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
The initial Assessment £30
Individual 50 Minute Session £40
EAP Companies £40 per session
Student Counsellors £25
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.
Should you be unable to leave your home for any reason it may be possible for me to come to you. Please contact me to discuss.