Bernard Sharp

Bernard Sharp


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07565690536

Contact Bernard

Therapist - London

London EC1V
07565690536
Sessions from £65.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

The work is all about you, so the therapy is different with each person I work with. There’s no limit on what you can raise – quite often the issues that someone really needs to talk about aren’t the ones that they initially thought they would discuss.

I work in a non-judgemental way, so there is nothing you can’t raise. The idea is that we talk together, and sometimes I will be able to point out things you might not have been conscious of, and we can look together at whether there are patterns of behaviour that you’ve come to follow, that may perhaps be leading to results you would like to change. Or perhaps sometimes you will just want to unload the burden of your stressful day, and that’s also fine.

Like any other relationship, a therapeutic relationship is about being able to build an alliance and feel trust, so it is important that you choose a therapist you think you will be able to work well with.

Practice description

My theoretical base is psychodynamic, meaning that I put particular emphasis on helping clients understand how past events in their life might be affecting their present situation in ways of which they might not be conscious.  

I try to create a welcoming and safe environment where people can explore their feelings and problems, including things that would not be easy to talk about with friends and family, such as sexuality, unhappiness with relationships, imposter syndrome, anxiety, depression, and really anything else.  

Your issue may not be listed here, but feel free to drop me an email to ask.

My first session

AT THE MOMENT I AM ONLY WORKING ONLINE OR BY TELEPHONE

I'm happy to have a free 15 minute "get to know you" call, so that you can get to know who I am.  If we decide that we want to go forward from there, then I will do an in-depth assessment with you, which may take one or two sessions, and, if we are right for each other, we go forward with weekly 50 minute sessions.  Those are normally at the same time each week, though there may be flexibility for those in jobs that make that difficult.

We can have a pre-agreed number of sessions, or we can work on an open-ended basis.

What I can help with

Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling, Time-limited