Sharon Tunstall

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MBACP Registered, MSc Advanced Counselling & Psychotherapy
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Worsley, Manchester, M28
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I'm Sharon, an integrative therapist using person-centred, compassion focused, expressive and grief therapies tailored to suit your individual needs. I can offer you a safe, confidential space via face to face, telephone, online or outdoor therapy.

You may be experiencing low mood, feeling tense, anxious, depressed, on edge or just stuck? Or perhaps you have experienced the death of a loved one and the emotional fallout following this. I can offer you support to gain insight into what may be driving unhelpful thoughts, patterns and behaviours to help shift your mindset towards a more balanced life.

I have a specialism in complex bereavement, supporting clients through the grieving process, including complicated grief disorders.

I appreciate it can feel overwhelming reaching out for support from a stranger. I can empathise with the courage it must have taken to do so, and I am here to offer any reassurance you might need or to answer any further questions.

I welcome enquiries via email or telephone.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 25 years experience working with individuals, groups and families within the Community, Schools, Colleges, Fostering and Adoption, Residential care, Social Services teams and as a bereavement counsellor within a Palliative care hospice. 

Qualifications & Ongoing CPD

  • MSc in Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Salford
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Prolonged Grief Therapy via the centre for Complicated Grief
  • Counselling levels 1-3
  • Counselling children and YP
  • Certificate in Understanding behaviour that challenges
  • Certificate in Principles of Working with individuals with learning disabilities
  • Certificate and Diploma in Life Coaching 
  • Learning Mentor Certificate
  • BTEC PDA Health and Social Care
  • HND Business studies
  • Working therapeutically outdoors/walk and talk Counselling
  • Disordered eating 
  • Working with men and male trauma
  • Online therapy
  • Working with the LGBTQ community
  • Working with complexity
  • Sand tray therapy
  • Working with suicide
  • Existential therapy
  • Working with addiction
  • Understanding Depression
  • Working with Agoraphobia/OCD/Intrusive thoughts
  • Understanding and treating anxiety
  • Working with the BAME community
  • Breathwork and trauma release
  • Race and diversity
  • Polyvagal theory
  • Art for wellbeing
  • Dissociation
  • Emotion regulation
  • Pronouns in the counselling room
  • Relationships, Gender and sexuality
  • Working with Pride/Shame
  • Inner child
  • Safeguarding children affected by intra-familiar child sexual abuse
  • Advanced adapting support for boys and young men
  • Advanced safeguarding children and YP 
  • Advanced CSE resources for boys and young men
  • Reframing diversity for better Mental health
  • Multi agency trauma informed practice and ACE's
  • Substance misuse

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Complicated/Prolonged Grief


£50.00 per session

Additional information

If you have any questions in relation to fees, before booking a session, I am happy to have a brief telephone call to discuss this.  

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm.

Worsley, Manchester, M28

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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I am available for home visits for those struggling with mobility issues for an additional travel charge.

Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams