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Sharon Turner, BA (Hons), MBACP, MNCS (accred)

Nottingham NG5 & NG2
07710 588402 07710 588402 Registered / Accredited

About me

Your chance to make changes to your life

Life can bring many challenges especially at present with COVID-19 dominating our lives.  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, webcam and telephone counselling service. Focussing on you and your experience and using a variety of tools 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 approach which is non-directive; 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 and Kirkby in Ashfield. I welcome referrals for individuals, charities, EAP companies and professional organisations.

I have experience working with trauma which can be experienced in many different situations that I can support you with, including caused through COVID-19.  I have specific experiencing supporting trauma experienced through rape and sexual abuse.  I work with a variety of issues including flashbacks, ptsd, self-esteem and shame. Trauma can impact on many areas of a client's life.  This can particularly affect new or current relationships when you have been 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, or web meeting using Zoom.

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. Support will be given on accessing counselling via Zoom. 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 a Registered Member with 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 am currently working towards a COSRT approved Advanced Certificate in Couples Counselling

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

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

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.

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life-limiting conditions

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

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


£45 per hour individuals.

£60 per hour couples.

£40 fee for Students (proof required)

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Further information

I can also provide counselling in the following locations: NG19 NG25 and NG15

Regular supervision undertaken

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
  • BACP Children, Young People and Families Conference 2019 & Working with risk; the therapist's dilemma.
  • Working with tools; using objects in therapy

The Bay Therapy Centre
21 Trent Boulevard
West Bridgford

Magnolia Therapy Centre
354 Mansfield Road

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

There are ground floor rooms available.


Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday daytime.  Tuesday and  Thursday evenings. Saturday mornings NG5 only.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Sharon Turner, BA (Hons), MBACP, MNCS (accred)

Sharon Turner, BA (Hons), MBACP, MNCS (accred)