Sharron Drain-Lowe

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MA Therapeutic Counselling, Dip Clin Supervision
Available for new clients
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Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Life can be challenging at times and although you may usually find ways to cope, sometimes difficult or traumatic experiences can leave you feeling overwhelmed, sad, hurt, anxious, depressed, confused and alone. You might feel stuck and unable to get past these feelings. Talking about your problems to someone who can offer warmth, empathy and understanding can help you to see things differently, make sense of your experiences and find a way to manage your feelings so that you can move forward in your life.

I am an accredited member of the BACP,  having worked for over 13 years in the NHS and in private practice, with adults and young people who are troubled by difficult emotions associated with bereavement, loss, trauma, relationship problems, social anxiety or other issues such as low self-esteem and self-worth. When these feelings are not resolved, they can impact on your personal relationships, lead to problems with health, your capacity to work and they may interfere with everyday living. I can offer you a safe space to talk confidentially,  where you can feel heard and accepted to explore your feelings without judgement and support you to find some peace of mind in what you are experiencing.

My background as a trained nurse, as a lecturer and as a counselling trainer and supervisor informs my counselling approach and practice. I work with clients holistically, as your emotional and physical health is interdependent, and the counselling relationship can be a place for you to explore your problems and how you respond to these emotionally. In doing so, you may gain a better understanding of your experiences, so as to manage your feelings differently and build your resilience and sense of self-worth. I offer both short and long term counselling and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework to ensure that your best interests are at the heart of all that we do together. I can’t promise to solve your problems, but I can help you to see them from a different perspective and feel relief from your troubling issues, by finding your own ways to work through, accept and live with what is causing you your current distress.

Training, qualifications & experience

State Registered Nurse 1981

BSc Psychology (Hons) 1984

PGCE 1999

MA in Education 2002

Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling 2010

MA in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling 2011

Certificate in Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression 2017

Diploma in Clinical Supervision 2019

Certificate in Working with Couples and Other Relationships 2019

I have worked within the NHS for over 13 years where I offer IAPT Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression.  I work in private practice with adults and young people who experience bereavement, loss, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship and health problems. I welcome clients from any and all backgrounds and offer an inclusive service to meet the needs of anyone seeking emotional support.

I taught in Colleges of Further Education for 29 years, lecturing on Health and Social Care and Counselling courses  up to degree level.

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Individual face to face counselling: £50 per session.

Online and telephone counselling: £50 per session

Couples and Relationship Therapy : £70 per session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I see clients in person or via Zoom on weekday evenings from 5pm, excepting Wednesdays, with some limited availability in the morning, afternoon and on Saturdays.

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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Ground floor counselling room

Online platforms



In person

I am an experienced supervisor and welcome qualified counsellors and students in training who work with Psychodynamic and Person-Centred approaches.

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Sharron Drain-Lowe
Sharron Drain-Lowe