Sharon McHugh

Sharon McHugh

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Billericay

Billericay CM12
Sessions from £70.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Hello my name is Sharon and welcome to my profile.

Counselling Style 

Our sessions will always be led by you, this will be your space to bring anything that you wish to the session. My aim is to best support you in any way I can which includes providing you with a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings, whilst offering an environment that is non judgemental, where you can talk openly and freely with no influences and no pressure.

During our sessions, I will ask you questions so we can explore what is going on for you, giving me the opportunity of understanding your life through your eyes.

My approach is open and empathetic, and is influenced by Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Types of counselling

I offer online counselling via Zoom, Skype or any other platform you are comfortable with for £70.  I can provide face to face counselling  in Billericay and Hutton on request for £80. 

I offer a free 15 minute online or telephone assessment.

Qualifications and training

CPCAB Counselling Skills Level 2

CPCAB Counselling Studies Level 3

CPCAB Diploma in Integrative Counselling Level 4

UKTA TA 101 Certificate

UKTA TA 102 Certificate

DBT Training

CBT Training (BPS) (Beck Institute)

Practice description

I have worked in both my private practice and external agencies, as a counsellor for a number of years, working with people who are suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Self-esteem issues, Borderline Personality Disorder, Substance Abuse and many other issues that cause personal problems for people on a daily basis.

At present, alongside my private practice I am working in a Private Rehabilitation with people who have substance abuse issues, in both 1:1 counselling and also in a group setting. This part of my work has allowed me huge insight into how addiction is different for each person, but it has also allowed me to see how depression and anxiety plays a huge part in the life of a person with an addiction and their families.

I have been fortunate enough to meet some amazing people on my counselling journey all of whom has taught me something in one way or another. I update my training constantly which includes not only in depth and updated training, but also training on new and different counselling techniques. This allows me to be my best for each individual client, regardless of the issues they are facing.

My first session

Our first session will be for us to get to know each other and to gain an understanding of what is going on for you. It is for you to talk about how you are feeling and what you would like to get out of our time together. We can discuss how to make the best use of our time and put together a plan and agreement of how we can do our best work.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Cognitive analytic therapy, Creative therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited