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About me

Hello and welcome. I am a qualified BACP and BICA therapist in Hale and Altrincham and can offer a comfortable and safe environment for counselling.

I understand it can take a great deal of courage to make that call.  You may want help for a specific reason such as relationship issues, depression, or you may feel you and your partner need couples counselling. You may be suffering from anxiety or stress, or have been recently bereaved.

The aim of my counselling service is to help you understand your situation more clearly, explore how you got there, and support you in finding your own solutions.

As well as working in private practice, I also work in a fertility clinic, providing counselling to patients prior to starting fertility treatment and throughout the fertility process.  I offer a safe place to talk freely about any concerns or distress.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework. I am also a member of the British Infertility Counselling Association.

About counselling

I work in comfortable private rooms, with accessible parking and bus services.

Each person has different counselling needs.  Some benefit from just a few sessions while others continue for longer.  I offer short term and longer term work.  At our first meeting, we can discuss the length of counselling and can review this as the work progresses.

How counselling can help.

Initially we will have a confidential consultation in which we will discuss your reasons for coming to counselling.  If we agree that counselling is for you, we can discuss your understanding, expectations and goals.  We will then work together to enable you to gain insight and awareness of how to deal with the difficulties you may be facing.

I integrate several counselling approaches, which offers a flexible framework within which we explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling Concepts
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Introduction to Bereavement and Loss Counselling
Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Introduction to Transactional Analysis 101 Course
Sexuality Issues Workshop
Beacon Counselling Coaching Workshop
BACP Workplace Training on Resilience and Stress
Level One Training Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Certificate in Couples and Relationship counselling
Workshop on "Working with Couples with Fertility Issues"
Training in Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy

Experience of body dysmorphic disorder

Training in Trauma - memory structure intervention (MSI)

Member organisations


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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Fertility counselling including using donor sperm, donor eggs, adoption, surrogacy, pregnancy issues and loss.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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£60 for a 50 minute individual counselling session. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your particular requirements. I am happy to have an online or phone chat first to see if I can help.
£75 for a 60 minute couples counselling session.

Block bookings discounted.


I am able to offer flexible appointment times, including evenings

Further information

I am fully insured and undertake monthly supervision, regular training and further personal development.

Please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions or to help you decide if counselling is for you.

I also offer telephone counselling and online counselling.

Hale Village Therapy Centre
213 Ashley Road
WA15 9TB


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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.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Sharon Rodden, MA, MBACP, BICA Accredited Counsellor,

Sharon Rodden, MA, MBACP, BICA Accredited Counsellor,