About me

Hello, My name is Sharon

I offer a professional, friendly and confidential counselling service in the Southport area.

I am fully qualified and experienced counsellor whose core approach is person-centred. I may use different approaches depending on what is best for the client.

Person-centred counselling is based on the quality of the relationship between the counsellor and client, and the importance of empathy, honesty trust and respect. I believe that if you, the client, are offered a genuine, warm and understanding counselling relationship you will be able to work through your problems, make your own choices and fulfil your potential. I strongly believe in this and strive to work alongside you to provide a relationship that is based on respect and trust.  I aim to provide an environment where you will not be judged and can explore whatever is on your mind in a safe and secure place.

I am located within  The Dairy Holistic Hub, 91A King Street, Southport. PR8 1LQ.

Free parking is available on Duke Street and other nearby roads.

Training, qualifications & experience

        Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling

  • Level 3 Counselling Skills.
  • Level 2 Counselling Concepts Certificate.
  • Pre Trial Therapy training by Trust House Lancashire.
  • Working with survivors of Rape, Sexual Violence and Sexual Abuse by Trust House Lancashire.
  • Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate.
  • Mindfulness training.
  • Working Therapeutically with Parts of the Inner Child.
  • Cruse Bereavement Support foundation course.
  • CBT Training.
  • Mental Health at Work Training.
  • ZOOM Online training
  • Online Counselling training
  • Managing Stress Training.
  • solution foccused  short term therapy
  • British Red Cross First Aid Certificate.
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate.

        Organisational Experience

  • I have experience as being a counsellor for an organisation that supports those affected by Rape, Sexual Violence or Sexual abuse within childhood.
  • I have experience of being a  bereavement counsellor within a national organisation.
  • I have experience of being a counsellor in a community counselling and training trust.
  • I have extensive experience working within the Samaritans organisation.
  • I have experience of  working within Large EAP's specialising in telephone counselling

I attend regular monthly supervision.

I continue my personal development  on a regular basis ensuring that I continue to learn and am up to date with current research. I hold full public liability insurance

My membership of Professional Organisations include:

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

Individual counselling

Initial 30 minute consultation - FREE

Subsequent 1 hr sessions - £35 each

Appointments are available weekdays/Evenings/Weekends

Counselling can be short or long term depending on your requirements.

Concessions available

Counselling students own personal therapy £20 per session

Home Visits available by arrangement

Further information

  • I am a Registered Member of the BACP and hold Public Liability Insurance.
  • EAP work Undertaken.
  • If i am unable to answer your call, please leave your contact details and i will get back to you as soon as i can.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.