Joanne Sharkey

Joanne Sharkey

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Bournemouth

Bournemouth BH6
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I am an accredited, integrative therapeutic counsellor, finding that working in this way, gives uniqueness with each client, connecting in a way that is best suited to them as an individual.

I have extensive experience, working with a variety of clients, of all ages.

I offer counselling support to individuals, couples, children, young people and families, assessing each person’s situation, offering a calm, non-judgemental and confidential environment.

In my work with children I am aware of building a safe, trusting environment, as at times they may be lacking in confidence, experiencing anxiety or are having difficulties in relationships. I have worked in supporting children and young people through bereavement, with death, endings, loss, divorce and separation.

I have worked with children and young people in various settings- nurseries, schools, and colleges and in their own homes, working with other presenting issues for example, self-esteem, self-harm and relationships. During my sessions I may use various techniques to build the relationships with a child, and this can include play and creativity, allowing them to express themselves in other ways, when words are hard to find.

My sessions will always go at the client’s pace, and recognise that this may be a new experience for some, with the uniqueness of having a space to be ‘heard’ and listened to. I have a flexible, calm approach, respecting how difficult it may have been to have made contact for support.

Through exploring what may be taking place in a client’s life at that time, awareness and changes begin to take place, which can empowering for a client.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Family therapy, Integrative

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Families, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited