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AvailabilityI am currently offering counselling in the following ways: Telephone Face Time Whats App Chat Zoom Please see my website for further details. https://thestresslessclinic.co.uk/services/online/
About me and my therapy practice
Hello, my name is Sharon and I have been a counsellor for almost 20 years. I offer private and affordable counselling, therapy and treatment for adults, children and families for a range of concerns, including anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss. I specialise in parenting strategies; childhood and adolescent issues; couple counselling; and family therapy.
I also offer online, phone and text counselling in the UK and Worldwide and offer after hours and weekend appointments.
In our counselling sessions I am focused on you and your experience. We will work together to understand and explore your thoughts, behaviours and feelings and reflect on your life experiences. Working with a counsellor can help you see things in a new perspective and give support through difficult times.
I understand that taking the first step in coming to counselling can be daunting. Asking for support can be stressful and may make you feel vulnerable and self-conscious. However, taking that step may be key to a new beginning.
My approach to therapy is informed by current research. I bring to our sessions several different counselling modalities. I offer both short term and open-ended counselling, (depending on your needs and the issues you want to address), in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment through face to face counselling and coaching at my clinic in Newport, Wales or online counselling and coaching.
Whether you are looking for counselling support or motivational coaching, I offer a conversational approach to working through problems, life issues and goals. I believe everyone is unique and I tailor my approach according to your needs and what works best for you. My hope is that through our meetings, whether face to face or online, we can work together to find a way forward for you to enjoy life more.
My first sessionYour first counselling session Most people feel a little nervous before their first counselling appointment. These feelings are quite normal because you are going to meet somebody that you don’t know and you are going to talk about something that troubles or upsets you. Try to remember that I am here to help you and am on your side. Your first counselling session is a big step but most people discover it is much easier than they had imagined. Preparation People often ask if they need to do anything before their first appointment but prior preparation is not necessary. During the session you will be asked what has prompted you to seek counselling and what you would like to gain from your sessions. As you would expect, I will ask questions to try to understand as fully as possible what has lead to your current situation. Please feel free to ask any questions you might have as well. If you are coming for couples counselling then you will usually come to the first session together. You will both be asked to describe how you understand the situation and what you would like to change. It can sometimes be a little difficult to hear your partner describe things from their perspective as they may see it quite differently from you. You may be tempted to interrupt and disagree or correct how your partner perceives things. This is quite normal and I will make sure that you both get a chance to talk and will hear both sides of the story. Take your time You don’t have to rush in and divulge every intimate detail of your life. Tell me as much as you can about your situation but do it at your pace. I will not rush you or push you to talk about things you aren’t ready to talk about. This is your space so you can take as much time as you need.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Families, 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