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MBACP Registered Counsellor EFT Practitioner

About me

Hi I am Sharon, I am a racially diverse counsellor trained in person-centred counselling, and have worked as such for 15 years. I have largely specialised in rape, sexual violence, and domestic abuse.

I am an expert by experience in trauma associated with race in the work place and the impact this has on the individual. Going through disciplinary processes, whistle-blowing and raising grievances as a person of colour has a different impact than for our white colleagues. I can support you, keep you grounded, provide a safe space.

I am also trained in EFT (emotional freedom techniques) often referred to as the tapping technique, which direct clients to tap on meridian points directed by the Counsellor.  The meridian points link to negative thinking patterns and helps to dissipate difficult and upsetting memories.

The technique can be used in conjunction with counselling to explore feelings that rise to the surface, and tapping can be a speedy way to get to the core of emotional and physical issues that you are struggling with. EFT is known to be effective to resolve stress, anxiety, PTSD, and further evidence and research relating to this technique can be found at EFT International.

Training, qualifications & experience

MBACP Registered Counsellor, specialising in rape and sexual violence, domestic abuse, with over 15 years experience in this field.

An expert by experience around trauma associated with race, and going through workplace disciplinary and tribunal processes.   

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

£45 per session all carried out via:

Teams or Telephone

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I have availability most evenings, these can be discussed as part of the assessment process as I am flexible to accommodate the client.

Further information

Distance is no object as my sessions are all via video link or telephone.

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST7

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

DBS check

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