Sharon Turner

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BA (Hons), MBACP, MNCS (accred)
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Nottingham NG5 & NG2
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About me

Your chance to make changes to your life

There has been so much change for us all over the last few years, presenting many challenges to our sense of self and within our relationships.  Many are experiencing anxiety and depression. Many have experienced some type of loss, be it through death or changes to their circumstances and are still navigating a variety of issue.  Are you experiencing or struggling to come to terms with issues such as health, loss, trauma, or family issues creating relationship difficulties? These can lead to uncomfortable feelings creating anxiety, stress, depression or grief.  Difficult feelings can affect work, social and home life which impact on health or self-esteem and self-worth.  Changes to our environments can add to both individuals and couples’ difficulties. Difficult experiences in your present or in your past may be affecting you now as you navigate the changes life is dealing you. 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 adults across all ages from individuals, couples, EAP companies and charities offering a confidential face to face, webcam and telephone counselling service. Focusing on you and your experience, using a variety of tools to help you whatever your difficulties, my approach is tailored to your individual or couple needs. Through our relationship we can look at building your resilience to cope with life's challenges and losses; 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 offer a safe and confidential space to explore issues that are unique to each client with warmth, empathy and through a non-judgmental relationship to empower you to explore issues that are important to you.

Believing in self-direction, I work using a person-centred approach with individuals utilising solution-focused brief therapy and transactional analysis if appropriate to your needs, and provide a structured integrative approach with couples covering a variety of issues. Each client is unique so I work with you and your beliefs, thoughts and values putting you at the centre of our work together.

Where I work and my experience

I have worked as a counsellor for 7 years and provide support through my private practice to individuals and couples. I have experience working with carers within a charitable organisation, patients with life-limiting condition within the NHS and an associate counsellor with a bereavement organisation.   I also work with adult clients across cultures including LGBTQ, all age groups, and have worked with students within a University setting helping clients who have experienced sexual trauma.

In all areas of my work, I see clients experiencing a range of issues, sometimes relating to specific conditions including anxiety, work-related stress, bereavement, loss, coping with change, suicidal thoughts and depression. During the pandemic I see many struggles within the self or within couples. I provide counselling to clients requiring long or short-term counselling working in therapeutic spaces in Nottingham and via Teams. I welcome referrals for individuals, couples, charities, EAP companies and professional organisations.

I have experience working with trauma which can be experienced in many different situations, including caused through COVID-19. I have specific experiencing supporting trauma through rape and sexual abuse which includes working with flashbacks, PTSD, self-esteem, panic attacks and shame. These are relatable to any trauma that impacts on client's life. This can particularly affect new or current relationships whether trauma be experienced in the past or present.

I have an Advanced Couples Counselling Certificate working with communication and difference, individual and couple’s needs, conflict and affairs.

Any issue important to you is important to me. Assessments are made within the first appointment with no further obligation for further sessions if appropriate.

How to contact me

You can telephone or email me to set up an initial consultation face to face or via Teams to discuss your counselling needs for my standard fee. Please do not contact me via text for consultation. After the initial consultation, we can set up weekly or fortnightly sessions face to face or via Teams. Cancellations require a 48 hours’ notice or full fees will be charged.

Short or long-term counselling available.  EAP work considered.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am accredited registrant with the National Counselling Society MNCS (accred).

I am a Registered Member with the BACP having gained my Certificate of Proficiency

I have a first class degree, BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling Practices with a focus on Understanding Trauma, Solution-focused Brief Therapy and Grief and Loss.

I have a COSRT approved Advanced Certificate in Couples Counselling

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life-limiting conditions

Difficulty living with changes in life including relationship with self and others


£45.00 per session

Additional information

£45 per hour individuals.

£60 per hour couples.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Daytime face to face and online via Teams appointments

Evening appointments face to face and online via Teams up to 8.00pm

Saturday until 4.00pm .

Further information

Additional Professional Development undertaken to date:

  • Certificate of Proficiency (BACP)
  • Working online
  • Working at Relational Depth
  • Grief and Loss
  • Actualising our Deepest Direction
  • Goals in Therapy
  • Existential Contributions to Therapy
  • Safeguarding and Managing Risk through Digital Media
  • Baby Loss
  • Working with Bereaved People
  • Complicated Grief
  • Web of Shame
  • Dissociation and Trauma
  • Achieving Safety and Stabilisation in Phase One Trauma Therapy
  • Adults who Experienced Sexual Abuse as Children
  • Societal Rape Myths and Traumatic Reactions
  • Disclosure, Safeguarding & the Criminal Justice Process: Understanding Your Obligations to Survivors of Abuse.
  • GDPR
  • Sex Arousal and Ageing: Couples Counselling
  • Communication and Difference: Couples Counselling
  • Meeting Partners Needs: Couples Counselling
  • Fundamentals of Couples Therapy: Couples Counselling
  • Couples in Conflict; Couples Counselling
  • Dealing with Affairs; Couples Counselling
  • BACP Children, Young People and Families Conference 2019 & Working with risk; the therapist's dilemma.
  • Working with tools; using objects in therapy

  • Addiction,  the Brain and Recovery
  • Working with Shame
  • Queering Gender and Diversity
  • Helping Clients Deal with their Anger 
  • Self Compassion and Self Care

Magnolia Therapy Centre, 354 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5 2EF

The Bay Therapy Centre, 21 Trent Boulevard, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 5BB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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There are ground floor rooms available. Please advise at the initial point of contact if downstairs room is required.


Sharon Turner
Sharon Turner