Sharon Savage Fd.A., MBACP (Accred).
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile.
I am an experienced Counsellor/Psychotherapist and I am registered and Accredited by the BACP. You can find my name on the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists register.
Throughout my therapeutic career I have gained experience working
within the education, voluntary and private sectors. I have worked within
various settings such as schools, colleges, hospices, NHS IAPT service and private practice. I have consulted on the BBC 4 Radio Drama The Archers I am a Recognised Provider for Vitality (formally PruHealth), AXA PP Healthcare and Healix.
I have completed training for IPT (Interpersonal Psychotherapy) - a treatment for depression and I am a qualified Mindfulness Trainer. I offer long and short term counselling and I am able to see you in Kings Norton, Bromsgrove and Redditch.
How Counselling can help
There are times in all of our lives when things feel difficult. Maybe you are finding it difficult to cope in some way. Things might feel out of control, or you may feel sad or confused because of something that has happened. Maybe you want things to change, or want to change something about yourself.
Counselling can help you to understand and deal with difficult feeling and situations. It can give you the safe space you need to explore your thoughts and feelings. Within our therapeutic relationship you can share what you need to, without fear of judgement. I can give you a confidential space to explore your thoughts and feelings, somewhere where you can feel supported, secure and understood. We can work together to increase your understanding of yourself, and move towards achieving your goals.
Having a safe, confidential space to talk things through, with someone who is not involved in your problems can really help to clear your head. Counselling can also help you to look more closely at the difficulties you are having. It can help you to look at unhelpful thoughts and patterns of behaviour, and to understand where they have come from.
Counselling is work that we do together. My aim is for us to identify what you want from our time together. I am not here to advise you, but I can support you in finding a greater understanding of you and your situation, and help you to think about changes and finding a new way forward.
Please feel free to contact me via e-mail, text or phone call. If I am unable to answer your call please leave a message or text me with your number and I will be happy to call you back within 24 working hours, and we can talk about how working with together might be helpful for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Fd.A. in Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited) (Distinction)- Newman University 2013
- Advanced Certificate in Counselling - Bournville College 2010
- Certificate in Counselling skills - NEW college 2007
- Mindfulness Trainer Certificate - Central England College 2017
I have training and experience in the following areas:
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) IAPT Course (IPTUK)
- Perinatal Mental Health Training (South Warwickshire NHS Trust)
- FAA Level 3 Emergency First Aid to Work
- Suicide Awareness (Aquarious)
- Resilience Training (Aquarious)
- Prevent e-learning Training Course (homeoffice.gov.uk)
- Safeguarding & Child Protection for Health Professionals Level 3
- NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management (Stroke Association)
- HOPE Programme Facilitator Training (Macmillan)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder for therapists working with clients on the spectrum (Citizen)
- Motivational Interviewing (Pip Mason Consultancy)
- Cognitive Behavioural Hypotherapy (Central England College)
- Acquired Brain Injury (Headway)
- The Grief Cycle
- Introduction to Cancer (Macmillan)
- Sex and Sexuality
- Brief Therapy
- Delivering Stress & anxiety and well being groups and workshops
- Working with spirituality
- Equality and diversity
- Substance awareness
- Health & safety and risk assessment
- Identification & brief advice alcohol training
- Mindfulness Teacher Training (Central England College)
- MARAC 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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Acquired Brain Injury and stroke
Feelings of Failure
Sessions for private clients: £50 per 50 minute session
Corporate clients: £90 per 50 minute session
Wellbeing/psychoeducation groups: price on enquiry
I take referrals from individuals, Personal Injury Case Managers, Employee Assistance Programmes, Social Services and charities.