Sharon Wedgbury MBACP (Accred), UKRCP Counsellor
WILLOWS - spirit ways, is a calming peaceful place for relaxation and some meditation.
My experience and specialisms mean I work closely with:
Couples (where at least one partner is on Autism Spectrum)
ABOUT ME - Professionally
B.SC (Hons) Psychology, Post-Grad Cert Counselling, MBACP (Accred) Counsellor, Cert Clinical Supervision
I offer information about Asperger’s Syndrome and collaborative work to find ways to manage the difficulties AS brings for individuals and couples.
I also work as a Clinical Supervisor and I am Shaman Practitioner in training which means I can not practice as a Shaman yet but can work with individuals wanting to develop calming techniques through meditation and guided imagery.
If you would like to make an appointment please contact me on 07870656797 or email@example.com
Training, qualifications & experience
NHS HEALTHY MINDS - General counselling, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, bereavement
ASPIE - Asperger's Syndrome (AS)
Further Education - Adolescents and young people
Alcohol Service - Alcohol Issues
NHS - General Counselling, delivering a professional service to people with a plethora of different problems
ASPIE - I work with people on the spectrum who experience high levels of anxiety, depression, relationship problems, employment and social issues and friends and family manage the impact on them and strategies to help them support their relative.
I can help couples where either one or both partners have AS to improve communication, to understand what is happening within the dynamic and apply new strategies to help partners get their needs met.
TEENAGERS/ADOLESCENTS - young adults have to cope with extreme emotions and emotional and psychological distress, including bullying, self-harm and depression, low self esteem, poor sleep and anger.Understanding the physiological and psychological effects of the adolescent brain and the pressures on young people can help them to use strategies to regulate their emotions, cope with distress.
ALCOHOL PROBLEMS - I was able to provide specialist advice on alcohol problems, education and guidance, lowering alcohol levels, physical and emotional effects and therapeutic counselling support.
NEURO-DIVERSE COUPLES COUNSELLING - Human Givens is a school of psychology and counselling that I may apply when working with neuro-diverse couples, helping to improve communication, developing strategies to manage conflict and understand how to meet the needs of each partner.
Post qualification I have undertaken further training in:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Sexual Abuse and Rape
MindED Certificate in Counselling Children and Adolescents
Understanding Aspergers and their Relationships
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per hour for an individual
£60 per hour for couples
Consessions are available
It is important you find a counsellor you feel comfortable with and feel you can trust, so you can get the most from your counselling.