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Sharon Worthington Registered Child and Adult Counsellor DipHE, MBACP

Southampton, Hampshire, SO30
07917165555 07917165555

About me

We are all on this journey through life, many different paths are taken some we choose to take and others that are out of our control, maybe you feel like you have lost your way and want to get back on track.

My philosophy in life is anything is possible, with the right mindset focusing on the positives you can achieve that goal, retraining the mind and thought process shifting the negative over thinking to a positive reality, repeating patterns so they eventually become the everyday normal.

We are all unique each with our own struggles whether it's anxiety, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, relationships, addiction, bereavement or abuse to name a few, it is how we deal with these challenges that may come our way.

I will support and guide you creating a safe confidential environment where together we can explore the difficulties you may be facing in the present moment or experiences from the past that have made you feel you have unfinished business and are seeking closure.

I will aim to sharpen your awareness showing you a new perspective and positive direction.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Qualifications
  • Higher Education. Diploma (DipHE) Humanistic Gestalt Counselling.
  • ABC Diploma (Level 3) Counselling Skills.
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills.

Further Training

  • An Introduction to Safeguarding Children V8
  • Hidden Harm V8.
  • Prevent for practitioners.
  • Personal Development Creative Workshop for Play Therapy.
  • Counselling Young People (11-18) Subject 7 of BACP Curriculum Mental Health and Young People.
  • Mental Health Awareness.
  • Risk and Safeguarding Adults.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a complimentary consultation up to 30 minutes so you can decide if I am the right counsellor for you and to discuss what brings you to counselling.

My fees are £45 per fifty minute session.

I offer face to face, phone, zoom or walk and talk therapy.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Flexible for phone, zoom or walk and talk.  Availability for face to face shown on the table above. Feel free to contact me for any queries.

Further information

As well as running my own private practice I have extensive knowledge and experience of working with addiction providing short and long term counselling both pre and post detox. I worked at a drug and alcohol centre supporting people with their addictions.

I have worked with clients who have complex trauma.

I  worked for a charity supporting young people, issues including bereavement, addiction, anxiety, gender and relationships.

I currently work in schools supporting young people with a range of different issues, working creatively to make the sessions fun.

I go on regular training courses making sure I am keeping up to date with my continuing professional development.

I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) I adhere to their ethical framework for the Counselling Professions (2016) which sets out a code of ethics and guidance for good practice.

I am also a member of the HACP (The Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Southampton
Hampshire
SO30

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

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.

Sharon Worthington Registered Child and Adult Counsellor DipHE, MBACP

Sharon Worthington Registered Child and Adult Counsellor DipHE, MBACP