- Phone number
- 01832 720486 or 07985 348175
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
My name is Catherine Sharp. I am a BACP accredited/UKCP registered psychotherapist/counsellor. I have very considerable experience in working as a private therapist. I run training days for Anxiety, Obsessive Behaviours and have co-led an extensive programme working with perpetrators of domestic abuse.
I specialise in depression, anxiety and relationship problems. I also work with clients who struggle to find strategies that enable them to express their emotions in appropriate ways. In addition I work with loss, sexual abuse, bereavement and low self-esteem.
My core training is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I believe we are shaped by the circumstances and relationships that we have with significant people as we grow up. As some patterns of behaviour or types of relationship, good or bad, may repeat in subsequent relationships we might explore past influences to understand if they are continuing to impact in the present. I have also trained in Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, both are useful for providing step by step interventions towards personal goals. CBT also helps clients recognise the link between negative thought patterns and behaviours. I would help the client to identify positive coping strategies and introduce changes that result in the client feeling more in control of their lives and choices. I also believe that the quality of the relationship between us is vital in bringing about beneficial change and take great care to establish a trusting relationship where the client can talk openly about personal matters without fear of being judged.
Due to Covid 19 I am currently working online only and can offer remote video or audio sessions. I have found these to work well despite the distance between us. I take extra care to check out thoughts and feelings that may be hidden by not meeting in person.
I am hoping to resume face to face sessions within the next couple of months provided the pandemic continues to decline in transmission rate
Session rates £60.00 per hour for individuals and £70 per hour for couples
My first session
Assessment sessions are a good opportunity for us to meet one another for a first time with no obligation for you to continue until you feel comfortable, and that we are each clear on what you are hoping to achieve from the therapy, both focus and goals. I will make sure that I tell you about practical details such as the limits of confidentiality, note keeping, booking sessions and payment. Prior to the assessment session I will send you my counselling agreement which explains the above in greater detail. I also ask about your personal circumstances so that I am aware of how much backup and support you have at home.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited