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- Flexible hours available
I offer flexible session times for both daytimes, evenings and weekends to suit individual needs.
Please contact me for availability.
About me and my therapy practice
My name is Sharon.
I am an experienced Person-centred counsellor.
I'm described as a natural, caring person and very easy to talk to. I have the ability to connect with people very quickly, to put them at ease and relate to their emotions and feelings in a genuinely empathic way.
I have a wealth of experience working with a diverse range of issues and am currently working in private practice and on a crisis telephone helpline.
My personal experiences.
Having personally experienced trauma, anxiety, hopelessness, despair, and the manifestations of unexpected bereavement and loss, I feel that my personal experiences have equipped me with the deepest level of understanding of human emotions and the ability to help others to overcome adversity.
How my counselling may help you.
I think if we are totally open and honest, most people find life stressful, overwhelming and challenging at times. Our friends and family aren't always available or equipped with the skills to support us through such difficult times, and we can therefore feel isolated and scared. This is where the support of a counsellor maybe really helpful.
I am extremely passionate about self-growth and helping clients to increase their self-esteem and live fulfilled lives. Engaging in counselling is a truly positive step, and generally people end up gaining so much from their therapy sessions.
Please visit my website to see further details.
Where do we start?
Within our counselling sessions I will provide you with a safe, genuine, confidential, empathic and non-judgemental space where we can explore what it is that you are finding difficult, traumatic or overwhelming.
At your pace, we will identify and unravel what is causing your struggles. I will support you to overcome the barriers and overwhelming feelings that are hindering you.
My first session
When you contact me I will arrange a mutually convenient time for us to chat. During this initial 20 minute session which is free of charge, we will explore what you are struggling with and what you want to achieve from counselling.
We will talk through what our 'working agreement' would look like and if you feel you wish to continue, we will arrange our first counselling session.
Going forwards, we will explore things more deeply and address any issues in a positive way by helping to clarify and understand what you are going through.
We will explore options for problem-solving, develop coping strategies, and can help to increase self-awareness and self-esteem.
I am currently seeing clients remotely, face to face or talking on the phone. I offer sessions on an open-ended or time-limited basis.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, 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