Sharron Lee Drain-Lowe MA in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling
Many of us go through times in our lives when things feel difficult and we often find ways to cope, but sometimes it can feel too overwhelming, or too painful to bear, or we just feel lost and don’t know what to do. It can be helpful to talk to someone who can explore these feelings with you, to help you to understand, make sense of them and find a way to move forward in your life.
I have been working for over 8 years, in the NHS and in private practice, with adults and young people who experience emotions associated with depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss, amongst other issues such as low self-esteem and self-worth. Relationship and health problems which are not resolving can cause distress which interferes with everyday living. I can offer you compassion, empathy and acceptance in a confidential and safe space, to work together for as long as it is helpful, to enable you to come to some understanding about your feelings and find a way for you to move forward in your life.
My background as a nurse and a teacher supports my counselling practice and I work with both brief and open-ended counselling, adhering to the BACP Ethical Framework. The counselling relationship can be a place to build your resilience and the sense of self-worth. I can’t promise to solve your problems, but I can help you to find you own ways to accept and live with what is causing you your current problems. Working with clients is challenging, yet rewarding and fulfilling and I feel enormously privileged to be able to play a part in helping to relieve people of their distress.
Training, qualifications & experience
State Registered Nurse 1981
BSc Psychology (Hons) 1984
MA in Education 2002
Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling 2010
MA in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling 2010
I have worked within the NHS as a Bereavement Counsellor for 8 years and offer IAPT Counselling for Depression
I have established private practice since 2014 working with adults and young people who experience bereavement, loss, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship and health problems.
I continue to teach in a Further Education College where, for the past 26 years, part of my role is to offer pastoral care and support to young people .
My Nursing experience included working with patients and their families in intensive care and in an oncology unit, where I cared for patients with terminal illnesses, and as a Nurse Practitioner delivering primary health care with General Practitioners for patients with physical and mental health needs.
The wide range of professional experiences, knowledge and skills which I have acquired enhances my ability to work with clients' diverse needs and to relate to the issues that they bring. I have regular supervision to support my work and use this, along with CPD, to maintain and develop my counselling practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£45 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evenings, out of normal working hours
Types of client