Sharon Taylor

Person Centred Counsellor & RDIst Coach (MBACP Reg.)
Whitley Bay NE26 & North Shields NE30
07905 653 723 07905 653 723

About me

Do you have feelings of anxiety, sadness, stress or depression? If you are feeling stuck, confused, grappling with relationship issues and going round in circles, let's talk! If you want and need something to change, then counselling can work for you.

I bring a passionate belief in our human capacity for growth and our potential to use those painful and critical moments as a catalyst to find more enriching and satisfying lives. I would feel honoured to be able to work alongside you on your personal journey. To do that, I will provide you with a warm, focused space to feel valued, heard and free to explore your worries and challenges without judgement. Together, we will find the right questions, answers and steps that enable you to move forward, to make the changes you need.

I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor & Relational Dynamics Coach working with a wide range of adults & young people. I work in private practice and most recently with the national charity 'Action for Children', providing counselling to families who have experienced domestic abuse.

I can offer straight forward talking therapy; work creatively when words are not enough; or integrate coaching techniques when you have identified your goal and need some help to move that forward. I will provide a focused space to talk freely, without judgement, offering empathy, acceptance and a listening ear so you can feel truly heard and understood. With the right conditions in place you can then find your own solutions, insights, life balance and develop your personal self-help toolkit for a better life.

To ensure my practice is ethical and of high quality I am BACP registered and work according to the Ethical Framework of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I also maintain my professional development, striving to make my practice relevant and meaningful.

I work with a wide range of issues including:

  • Anxiety or Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Loss & Bereavement
  • Redundancy
  • Work Related Stress
  • Coping with Change
  • Women and Change (for those specific moments in life such as becoming a parent, returning to work, empty nest, career challenges & the menopause)

I’m here to help, so take that next step towards a new beginning and get in touch by emailing me today.

Training, qualifications & experience


Person Centred Counselling, FDA (Merit): Sunderland University

Relational Dynamics Coach: Relational Dynamics 1st/ Culture at Work ILM Centre

Post Graduate Cultural Management, Post Graduate Cert: Northumbria University

RSA ‘Counselling skills in the development of learning’: Bradford University

BA Hons Degree ‘Arts' (2/1): Loughborough University

Professional Training:

Creative Supervision - Jenny Biancardi (2017/2018)

Counselling and Related Therapeutic CPD includes:

Solution Focused Therapy

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Therapeutic Creative Writing

The Body Keeps the Score (Body Trauma)

Gestalt Therapy (NECS)

Working with Domestic Violence Training

Supporting Families & The Solhull Approach Training

Art Therapy Foundation (Leeds University)

Movement Therapy Foundation Course (Jabadao)

Creative Play Therapy - 2 Yrs VC programme (Place2be)

Hidden Harm, Substance Misuse, C&YP and Families Training 1&2 (Place2Be)

Other CPD:

Strategic Development; Change Management; Clore Leadership Programme, Action Learning (facilitator training) and Counselling Professional Development Group Work

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

Women and Change


From £45.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45 Daytime (50 mins)

£50 Evenings (50mins)

£55 Weekends (50 mins)

£75 Supervision (1.5 hrs)

Reduced Student Counselling and Supervision Rates Available 


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I can offer day time, evening and weekend appointments

Whitley Bay
Tyne And Wear

North Shields
Tyne and Wear

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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