- Phone number
- 07852 464345
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
AvailabilityIMMEDIATE LIMITED AVAILABILITY on Mondays and Thursdays during the day. Please contact me for more details.
About me and my therapy practice
Hello and a warm welcome. I'm Sharon. I specialise in supporting teenage girls and young women under 45 with anxiety problems and low self-worth to improve their mental health, relationships and confidence. Difficult mother-daughter relationships a particular interest.
Many years experience as an Anxiety UK-approved therapist, at Mind and Cambridge University. I also set up and have run a counselling service in a girls school for 7 years.
Trained in the NHS-approved EMDR trauma therapy parts 1 and 2.
My offer includes sharing healthy coping strategies to help relieve symptoms of anxiety, stress and trauma, when needed.
You may find the same patterns keep repeating and want support to change them or you may feel stuck and unsure how to move forward in a more healthy way.
I have worked with people from all walks of life I also support parents who are struggling with a young person's mental health, behaviour or their own emotions.Sometimes clients come to me for support with a major life event, decision or transitional stage - exams, leaving school, deciding to start a family, a change of career, children leaving home, divorce or retirement - other times it may be around more ordinary day-to-day problems.
If you would like to learn more or book a first session, please give me a call, email or message me for a no-obligation conversation about how I may be able to help.
People tell me I'm easy to talk to and they feel safe with me. Having been there myself, I know it can sometimes take courage to contact a counsellor. You may feel worried you will be judged or wonder whether your situation warrants counselling. I offer a relaxed and friendly approach.
Everyone is different so I tailor my therapeutic approaches and techniques to best suit you - and I listen to your feedback to learn what is helping.
My clients include those with lots of counselling experience, first timers and people who have had poor experiences of therapy in the past.
My clients' ages range from 13 to 80!
Call, email or message me for a friendly, no-obligation conversation about how I may be able to help.
My first session
The first session is a relaxed getting-to-know each other experience.
It will be an opportunity for us to look at what is bringing you into counselling, what you are hoping to get from it and how I might be able to help. I will ask you some questions and explain how our sessions together will work.
I take a few notes in this session to help me remember all the important information you are sharing. I may also suggest some ideas, techniques or creative activities you can try between sessions, if you wish to, to help your mental health.
Like all our sessions, it will be 50 minutes long and towards the end you can decide if you would like further regular sessions. There will be no obligation to go forward if you don't wish to.
If you do decide you would like to work together, I will go through my counselling agreement and explain both of our responsibilities. Feel free to give me a call, email or message me for a no-obligation conversation about how I may be able to help.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Life coaching, Loss, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Trauma, Women's issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, EMDR, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited