Hi. My name is Sharon. I offer counselling in Cleckheaton and Wakefield which are both close to town centres.
My aim is to offer clients a safe, empathic and non-judgemental time and space in which you can begin to explore aspects of your life, yourself, or situations that are impacting on you and your life.
Counselling can be a journey and sometimes be challenging in that it sometimes questions some of our thinking and knowledge. By exploring risks in a safe and supportive environment, we can also learn about such "hurdles" and learn about ourselves, our relationships with others and better understand how we "fit" into the bigger picture. This can be done at your own pace.
The relationship between client and counsellor is fundamentally important and for counselling to be beneficial, it is important to feel comfortable within it.
I provide a professional and confidential space for exploration of issues for Young People from high school age to adults and mature Seniors to work through a range of issues:
These are areas of interest; however are not exhaustive.
- Anxiety & Depression.
- Fertility Support.
- Rehabilitation for Injury ~ (emotional rather than physical).
- Loss and Bereavement.
- Low energy & Fatigue.
- Stress Management.
- Self Harm.
- Insomnia / disrupted sleep.
- Work with Young People (from 12 plus) including help with Revision Planning & Self Harm.
- OCD (Hoarding).
- Life Changes / Stages.
- Work related issues.
- Emotional Pain Release Technique.
- Working with hard of hearing & Deaf People incl BSL (British Sign Language).
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified in 2007 and am then achieved BACP Accreditation in November 2011 and annual renewal since.
I've had 10 years of experience of Counselling and working with people in a range of organisations, and often my work is recommended via word of mouth.
Over my career, I now integrate a number of models including. CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), TA (Transactional Analysis), and use a range of methods within which include; relaxation, visualisation and under pin from my initial training of Person-Centred theory.
Currently, I have my Private practice and support schools and Colleges in Kirklees and beyond respectively.
I also deliver Workshop training sessions on a range of subjects including Sleeping Patterns, Bereavement, British Sign Language & Visualisations and am developing more subjects.
Previous work has included working for GP surgeries in Wakefield and Halifax.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Work with Young People (from high school age) to mature members of the community.
£35 - £40 per session.
EAP work (by arrangement).
Roadside parking is available near my Mirfield office.
Car parking is available (free) immediately to the right of the Wellbeing Centre in Cleckheaton.
Pay and display is available within 1 minute's walk of Wakefield Osteopaths.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evening appointments available. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in Cleckheaton. Also Saturday mornings in Wakefield,
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I now offer Supervision, based on an integrative model to provide a supportive framework to Counsellors, health professionals.View supervision profile