Counselling is the opportunity to be really listened to. My job is to be there with you, really hear you, care, and sometimes to bounce things back to you, which can often result in us making links from the past to what is happening in the present. Most commonly, our past experiences can have a huge impact on our current relationships, which all too often result in difficulties with our significant others.
Life can sometimes be hard and this can cause us to feel overwhelmed and anxious.
This can be due to unexpected circumstances happening in our lives...things beyond our control, or sometimes things that we can control, but find it difficult to change.
During these times, we could all do with a little extra help. Help from someone who's on our side, who can understand where we are and who can give us what we need to manage the feelings we are having and work towards positive change.
My name is Sharon Peach and I am a qualified Humanistic Counsellor and registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
My reason for training to be a counsellor was due to my own experience of how powerful counselling can be when in personal crisis. My own life went through a very turbulent time some years ago with a variety of life issues happening in a relatively short space of time. I was completely overwhelmed and needed an anchor. My therapy not only enabled me to cope with what was happening at the time, but gave me the tools to help me cope with future situations. I also gained a huge amount of self awareness of my past and how this affects my everyday life, from dealing with stress, my style of resolving conflicts to how I function in relationships.
Now I would like to help others, in the same way that counselling helped me.
I can help you with various life issues such as:
- Relationship issues
- Separation and divorce
- Anxiety, depression
- Confidence and self esteem
- Family issues
- Affairs and betrayal
- Major life decisions
- Phobias and fears
- And many more.
My aim is to build a trusting working relationship with you, the client. By offering you time to off load, think, speak and explore what is concerning you, I aim to assist you in managing your life in a more positive way.
Whether this is due to personal crisis, behaviour issues or for personal development, I can help you to work through your difficulties by being with you in your storm and working with you to calm the waters.
Together we can uncover the problems and adjust thinking/decisions/patterns of behaviour etc accordingly.
Furthermore, I believe we all have our own inner resources to help us through our difficult times in life. I'd like to help you find yours.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in CBT
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Studies
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Working With Shame workshop
Working With Our Internal Saboteurs workshop
Online Addictions Course
Introduction to Relationship Counselling
TA101 Introduction to Transactional Analysis
LGBT Affirmative training
Foundation year in Transactional Analysis
Certificate in Couples Training
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
I offer an initial free 30 minute consultation to discuss your needs and expectations of counselling. This can take place over the phone If it's easier.
Thereafter my fees are £45 per 50 minute session for one-to-one therapy And £45 for couples therapy.
Concessions are available
Prior to setting up my private practice I worked as a counsellor in a GP surgery and secondary school.
I am now based in Staplehurst in a private and comfortable therapy room which has on site parking.
I have experience of working with teenagers and have an up to date DBS.