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Sharon Sheppard

Dorchester DT1 & DT2
07827 486222 07827 486222 Registered / Accredited
Dorchester DT1 & DT2

About me

You may be troubled by past events or fearful of the future. It may that you are seeking to understand where you are today or feel adrift. Anxiety, depression, trauma, phobia’s, addictions, families, employment and bereavements affect us all in different ways.

As an experienced integrative counsellor, I offer a safe, empathic space, for us to build a therapeutic relationship, where you feel able to explore the fears and challenges that are troubling you, in a way that respects your understanding of life.

I believe that we all have the capacity to move beyond the holds of past experiences and to address our fears for the future, leading to a more satisfied and confident life.

Coming to counselling may provoke fear as we contemplate sharing difficulties, as a registered accredited Counsellor I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. This ensures that you are my primary concern when we are working together, I will maintain professional standards, show you respect and build a working relationship with you. At all times, I will maintain integrity and be accountable for the work we undertake.

My integrative training means that I have studied and evaluated many different counselling theories and can draw on this knowledge to ensure that you are fully supported and understand the work we do.

Training, qualifications & experience

PG Certificate in Clinical Supervision - University of Derby

BA (Hons) Counselling- University of Winchester

HE Diploma Counselling- University of Southampton

PG Certificate Substance Misuse and Mental Health (Dual Diagnosis)-Middlesex University

Post Graduate Studies in Psychotherapy & Mental Health, Developmental Research and the Transpersonal- Peter Symonds College

Providing Good Clinical Supervision – The Association for Psychological Therapies

Supervision Training Course – Cruse Bereavement Care

PTLLS Level 4 Teaching Award - City & Guild

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Fees

Counselling – Initial Session (30 minutes)                Free        
Counselling - Subsequent Sessions (50 minutes)   £40.00        
Supervision – Individual Session (60 minutes)         £40.00

Dorchester
Dorset
DT2

Dorchester
DT1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

08:00 to 20:00 Monday to Friday Weekend appointments by arrangement

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

Supervision for therapist is essential to ensure safe and ethical practice.

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Sharon Sheppard

Sharon Sheppard