Sharon Rodden, MA, MBACP, BICA Accredited Counsellor,
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.
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)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Photos & videos
£60 for a 50 minute individual counselling session. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your particular requirements.
£75 for a 60 minute couples counselling session.
Block bookings discounted.
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 which is becoming more popular due to clients hectic schedules, and is often suited to those with daytime work or obligations.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am able to offer flexible appointment times, including evenings
Types of client