Sharron Drain-Lowe MA Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling, Dip Clin Supervision
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, 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 10 years, in the NHS and in private practice, with adults and young people who experience difficult emotions associated with depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss, amongst other issues such as low self-esteem and self-worth. If this distress does not resolve it can impact on your relationships, lead to health problems, your capacity to work and interfere with everyday living. I can offer you compassion, empathy and acceptance in a confidential and safe space, where we can work together for as long as it is helpful, to enable you to come to some understanding about what you are feeling and find a way for you to move forward in your life.
My background in nursing and teaching supports my counselling practice and I offer both short and long term counselling, adhering to the BACP Ethical Framework. The counselling relationship can be a place to build your resilience and your sense of self-worth. I can’t promise to solve your problems, but I can help you to find you own ways to work through, accept and live with what is causing you your current distress. Working with clients is challenging, yet rewarding and fulfilling and I feel enormously privileged to be able to play a part in helping people to find relief from their troubling issues.
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
Diploma in Clinical Supervision 2019
Certificate in Working with Couples and Other Relationships 2019
I have worked within the NHS for over 10 years where I offer IAPT Counselling for Depression and in my private practice I work with adults and young people who experience bereavement, loss, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship and health problems.
I continue to train students of counselling in a Further Education College where, for the past 26 years, part of my role was 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. I also worked 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 continuing training, to maintain and develop my counselling practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Individual face to face counselling: £45 per session.
Couples and Relationship Therapy : £70 per session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Some weekday mornings, Evenings, Saturdays
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am qualified with a Diploma in Clinical Supervision and have been supervising qualified counsellors working in NHS IAPT services and students in training.View supervision profile