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MBACP

About me

Hello, I’m Sharon. I would welcome the opportunity to support you at this time in your life. We all have problems that are unique to us. But together, we can find solutions that are right for you. Please get in touch, with no obligation, to see if I am the right counsellor for you.

Our relationship as client and counsellor will be non-judgemental, built on trust, confidential and centred on your needs.

I work with individuals and young people from two consulting rooms, in my private practice near Biggleswade and counselling rooms in the centre of Northampton.

I provide a safe, confidential space in which you can explore present or past difficulties.

It is never too late to change your life for the better.

Please get in touch if you want to arrange a session or would like more information.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to their ethical guidelines in my practice.

I work with male and female adults, young people and children. I have Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certification.

As well as my general private practice, I currently work as a counsellor for an agency supporting men and women from the age of 13 who are survivors of abuse.

Previously, I worked as a School counsellor supporting children with challenging issues in their lives and in an agency supporting clients with a range of issues including abuse, mental health, relationships, self-harm, and violence.

I regularly update my counselling knowledge and skills by participating in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshops.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer short and long term face to face counselling.  There is no obligation to commit to a fixed number of sessions.

Adults and Young people - £40 per session.

Couples - £50.00 per session.

Trainee counsellors - £30.00 per session.


Concessions are available, so please ask.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday session times 08:30 am to 8:00 pm available in Sandy. Thursday session times 10:00 am to 6:00 pm available in Northampton.

Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19

Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access in the Northampton practice only.

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I offer person centred individual and group supervision face-to-face, online and telephone.

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