Sharon Doherty

Sharon Doherty

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Preston

Preston PR2
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I offer daytime and evening sessions.

About me and my therapy practice

Hello I’m Sharon. Are you thinking about the changes you would like? We could find a way through together. I offer varied approaches that will be tailored to you. I specialise in working with depression, anxiety, confidence, identity and relationships. I often work with people with varied and complex issues such as trauma and grief. I have experience and understanding of living with long-term health conditions.  I can support you to gain understanding, explore behaviours and thoughts, and work on any changes you would like. I can work with you on your sense of self, resilience and confidence. I can offer practical approaches or tools for you to use. and because these are based on who you are they are likely to be successful. 

From experience I know I can provide a comfortable and safe place for you to be in. Creating a partnership that is professional and helping you to feel quickly at ease to express yourself. I work on rediscovering and building on your own resources. They may be finding compassion and care for yourself, trusting in yourself or putting yourself first. 

Working together

• I aim to bring wellbeing to the comfort of your home, offering video or phone sessions.

• I work with anyone over 18yrs. 

• I also have experience and knowledge about healthy lifestyles, health promotion and can support change, setting goals and strategies to succeed . 

I provide a flexible structure so you can focus on you. It will feel natural and conversational. I use models, theories and approaches based in research and good practice. If I know you want to explore your emotions I’ll help with that. If you want to know ‘Why do I do that? We’ll look at processes. If you want to understand yourself, your relationships and experiences that can be the focus. I’ll always keep your goals in mind as we work together.

Practice description

My way of working within the ‘Talking Therapies’ field is known as person-centred, experiential and relational. Together we can understand your experiences, issues or problems. I stay with you, as you think, share, remember, wonder about and find the words. I won’t be shaken or shocked.

Training, qualifications and experience

I currently work in private practice and also as an Associate Student Counselling in a university setting. 

Over 25 years of experience working in different areas of health and education. Working in NHS, Public Health with schools and families, colleges and universities before training and becoming a psychotherapist over the last 5 years.

MA Integrative Psychotherapy 

Post Graduate Certificate Advanced Counselling Skills 

MA Health Promotion

BA (Hons) Communication Studies

Accredited Trainer for Understanding Health Improvement, Royal Society of Public Health

Trainer for Sexual Health, Sexuality courses, NHS, Higher Education

Qualified Health Champion and Walk Leader

Alcohol & Drugs Training

ASSIST Suicide Training

Eating Disorders Training

Trans Awareness Training

Safeguarding Adults Training

Self Harming Behaviours Training

Do please contact me whenever you are ready. I offer a FREE up to 30mins appointment so you can see if I am the right fit for you. You can ask me to call you if that’s easier. I’m looking forward to meeting you.

Many thanks, Sharon 

My first session

The first time we meet will be your free 30min appointment. This is informal and will help you decide if we could work together. I'm told I help put people at their ease right away.  

If you do decide to book a first session we would spend time finding out about what you would like to get out of your therapy sessions. Starting to get to know each other, with the focus on you and for you to start with any information you are comfortable to share at this stage. I would be able to hear your hopes for this session and those ahead. Discussion of expectations, ways of working and finding out your preferences are all important to me. I offer an adaptable approach and you would be at the centre of any decisions made.

I will explain my therapist agreement, confidentiality and on-line working. I would have emailed ahead these documents so its easier in the session. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling