Sharon Turner, BA (Hons), MNCS (accred)
Your chance to make changes to your life
Life can bring many challenges. You may be experiencing a range of issues; struggling to understand or come to terms with issues such as health, loss, trauma or family issues which can lead to uncomfortable feelings. Sometimes issues are complex and interlink into many areas of our lives creating anxiety, stress, depressed or grief. Difficult feelings can affect work, social and home life impacting on health or self esteem and self worth. Difficult experiences in the present or in the past may still be affecting you now. Through counselling you have the opportunity to develop your self-awareness or understanding to promote acceptance or change. You have the potential to achieve positive growth through exploration in a safe and confidential relationship. Through counselling there is an opportunity for self-development and healing.
Who I work with and my approach
I work with adult across all ages from individuals, companies and charities offering a confidential face to face counselling service. Using a person-centred approach and solution-focused techniques to help you whatever your difficulties, my approach is tailored to your individual needs. Through our relationship we can look at building your resilience to cope with life's challenges. Together we can work to make sense of your experience. You choose what you want to bring to our sessions and no issue is too big or too small if it matters to you. Are you struggling to accept the changes life's challenges bring? I would like to help you through empathic listening and unconditional regard. I believe that we have the right to be self-directing which is why I work mostly from a person-centred perspective. This is a non-directive approach, tailoring individual counselling to each client. I use other resources such as solution-focused brief therapy and transactional analysis if appropriate to your situation.
Where I work and my experience
I have worked as a counsellor for 5 years and provide support through my private practice. I previously worked with patients who had a life limiting condition within the NHS. Coping with life-changing conditions can impact on mental health and relationships. I also worked with individual clients across cultures including LGBTQ and various age groups in my private work and counselling students within a University setting. I work with individuals, charities, EAP and am an associate counsellor providing bereavement counselling for a professional organisation.
In all areas of my work I see clients experience a range of issues often unrelated to their condition including; anxiety, work-related stress, bereavement, loss, coping with change, suicidal thoughts and depression. I provide counselling for a variety of clients requiring long or short-term counselling working in therapeutic spaces in Nottingham. I welcome referrals for individuals, charities and EAP companies and professional organisations.
I have experience working with trauma, specifically those experiencing rape and sexual abuse issues looking at a variety of issues, including flashbacks, ptsd, self-esteem and shame. Rape and sexual abuse can impact on many areas of a client's life and new or current relationships can also be affected by past and current violence.
I offer a safe and confidential space to explore issues that are unique to each client with warmth, empathy and a non-judgmental relationship to empower you to explore issues that are important to you.
Any issue important to you is important to me. I offer a 15 minute free telephone consultation to discuss your requirement with no obligation, before arranging a face to face meeting.
How to contact me
To get started you can telephone or email me to set up an initial telephone consultation where we can discuss what you may be able to get from counselling. Please do not contact me via text for consultation. If you are happy to continue we can set up weekly or fortnightly sessions. Cancellations require a 48 hours notice or full fees will be charged.
Short or long term counselling considered depending on your needs. EAP work considered.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am accredited registrant with the National Counselling Society MNCS (accred).
I am an Individual Member with BACP
I have a first class BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling Practices with a focus on Understanding Trauma, Solution-focused Brief Therapy and Grief and Loss.
I am currently working towards a COSRT approved Advanced Certificate in Couples Counselling
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per hour individuals.
£65 per hour couples.
Regular supervision undertaken
Professional Development undertaken to date:
- Web of Shame
- Complicated Grief
- Adults who Experienced Sexual Abuse as Children
- Working with Bereaved People
- Societal Rape Myths and Traumatic Reactions
- Sex Arousal and Ageing: Couples Counselling
- Achieving Safety and Stabilisation in Phase One Trauma Therapy
- BACP Children, Young People and Families Conference 2019 & Working with risk; the therapist's dilemma.
- Disclosure, Safeguarding & the Criminal Justice Process: Understanding Your Obligations to Survivors of Abuse.
- Communication and Difference Couples: Counselling
- Meeting Partners Needs: Couples Counselling
- Fundamentals of Couples Therapy: Couples Counselling
- Baby Loss
- Dissociation and Trauma
Working with tools
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday daytime. Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Saturday mornings NG5 only.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|