Sharon Thomas MBACP , Suicide first aider
Helping people to understand what is going on for them. Using a Talking Therapy to explore feelings, thoughts and worries from the past or recently, helps to clarify what you want from life. Are you feeling depressed, anxious, or experiencing confusing and difficult emotions that are leaving you overwhelmed with your life right now. It could be due to relationships issues, work, illness, bereavement, money worries or a difficult upbringing. Life can bring us lots of curve balls that can make you feel helpless or that your life is not where you want it to be. Talking in a focussed way, exploring, understanding and accepting can help you to gain clarity on what has happened or maybe what you would like to change.
I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor who has worked with many different issues and who can help you to work through a life experience which has affected you. Person Centred counsellors see the client as the expert in their world. We all see things differently and have our own personal history and experiences that makes us who we are. I will offer you a safe calm environment for you to come and talk, where you will feel heard and valued. I am a respectful, honest and a fair person with a friendly nature and a good listener. Here in my room you can be the person you want to be and say what you need to say free from judgement, fear or criticism. I work ethically and safely, ensuring that confidentiality will be kept by myself at all times, unless you inform me of significant harm to yourself or others. My supervisor is someone I talk to about my work where no names will ever be mentioned. Their role is to ensure I am doing my best for you at all times. Asking for help can be daunting, this first step can be the hardest, but you have taken it, in looking for someone to talk to. My experience has been gained by working for Mind, New Pathways and Eye to Eye, working with topics such as depression, family issues, relationship breakdowns, divorce/separation, sexual abuse, suicide and health problems. I am a first aider for Suicide. I will listen to you and be empathic, genuine and will see you as the unique person that you are. If you find you cannot speak to me at first then send an email or text and we can start a conversation. You decide on how many sessions you would like. some people like weekly sessions some like two weekly. You choose what you need, I will work under your direction. We will work at your pace together.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Person Centred Therapeutic Counsellor
- Crisis support worker for Sexual Violence & Sexual Assault Newpathways
- Counsellor at Mind
- Counsellor at Eye to Eye
- BACP/OU Online counselling
- Suicide First Aid
- Mental Health Training
- OCD Training
- General Anxiety & Panic attacks
- Counselling Tutor Online Counselling
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per session
I offer a free 10 minute telephone consultation. It will also give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and decide if I am the right counsellor for you. If you decide I am then we can arrange a day and time suitable for you.
Concessions offered for
- Continued Professional Development
- Suicide first aider
- Substance Misuse
- Basic Life Support
- Domestic Abuse