Sharon Roberts Reg. MBACP
Hi, I am Sharon and I am a lead therapist at I Need Therapy (www.ineedtherapy.co.uk). You may have come here seeking support for a specific issue or have had a significant event in your life such as separation or loss. You may not be in a crisis situation and are not sure what the issue may be. Perhaps you just need a space that is non-judgmental and empathic to talk through your own thoughts and feelings. If this is something that you feel you would like to try then please contact me to discuss how I may help.
I am based in a new community development - Peckham Levels - in Peckham (SE15) which is in South East London. It is easily accessible from central London and most locations across town, with excellent links via train, bus and London Overground.
I offer my clients a supported, non-judgmental space in which it is safe to be who they are. My work is client led and non-directive and I work with the person to allow them the opportunity to explore their feelings and experiences.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm a qualified integrative counsellor and this means I do not follow one particular theory or model of working. I feel that each person is an individual and therefore work with clients to explore ways of working which would be suited to them and their circumstances. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work according to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I have experience working with various issues including relationships within family & work settings, domestic violence, coping with illness, loneliness, problems with confidence, self-esteem and all aspects of mental wellness.
Having trained and worked with the St Christopher's Hospice & Bromley Bereavement Service teams I have extensive experience as a therapist working with clients who have suffered bereavement. This includes loss through long and short-term illness, sudden death, miscarriage and suicide. Whilst working at the Hospice I also completed their training in working with childhood bereavement for their Candle team.
I have also worked with parents and carers who are having difficulties with a young person in their care including violence, police and social service involvement and communication.
I have knowledge of working with issues around identity, sexuality and gender and have undergone further training with leading trans organisation Gendered Intelligence. I completed their training course for counsellors and therapists - Working alongside Trans and Gender Variant people and I am registered on their Directory for Therapists and Counsellors.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer weekly 50 minute sessions.
Sessions are charged at £60.
I offer a discounted rate to students currently enrolled on a counselling course, who need personal therapy as a requirement of their qualification. Please contact me to discuss your course requirements.
Payment is in cash or via bank transfer.
I have a cancellation & missed session payment policy, which we will also discuss at our first session.