"It is a joy to be hidden, and disaster not to be found"
~ D.W. Winnicott
You have found your way to my website for a reason. If you need to speak with someone away from your everyday life, without the risk of worrying them or being misunderstood, then counselling could be for you.
So much of our pain comes not only from what has happened to us, but also from how we were treated when we reached out for help.
I have had personal counselling myself and so I really do appreciate the courage it can take to even contemplate having sessions.
Feeling truly seen and heard, without judgement, was a powerful experience for me and I would love for you to experience that too.
Have a read through my website and if you feel drawn to working with me, I invite you to fill in the contact form.
If some of these experiences resonate with you and you are curious to learn more about yourself and your relationships, then I could be the counsellor for you.
Your Feelings Are Valid
Professionally trained in London and the South West of England, I have over 15 years experience as a qualified therapeutic counsellor and clinical supervisor.
I am often contacted when someone is feeling sad, lost, anxious, irritable, flat, broken or not good enough.
~ Maybe some of these resonate with how you feel right now?
All of our feelings are valid, even if we don't understand them
I regularly support people to navigate a diverse range of difficult life experiences, including;
Our experiences can change us but they do not define who we are
Take a breath
In amongst the busyness and chaos that life can often bring, counselling offers you a consistent, safe space to take a breath and explore your experiences and needs, without being judged.
It is precious time just for you.
You do not have to wait until you feel that you can no longer cope in order to access counselling.
If you have already reached that point, please seek help and support straight away.
Therapeutic Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor
Allow me to introduce myself...
My name is Sharon and I am a Registered and Accredited Member of the BACP.
(British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
I have an established, full-time private practice and I work with adults across the whole of the UK, on-line via Zoom or by telephone.
The Right Time
We reach out for support when we are able to, you have already made the first step.
Building a relationship and feeling safe with your counsellor can take time, especially if you have experienced trauma.
I offer you a warm and friendly online space where we can press the pause button on life and reflect upon what is happening for you, and consequently what you may need.
We all need space to re-charge and reflect at times.
I have significant clinical experience and I have worked in a variety of therapeutic settings during my career as a counsellor.
This includes over 10 years as a High Intensity Counsellor and then Clinical Supervisor in the NHS.
My core training was Person-Centred and my extensive additional training allows me to draw on aspects of different models of therapy to work in the most effective way with you.
My aim is to make the process of counselling as rewarding as possible for you.
To read more about myself, and my work, please take a look at my 'About' page
Many people feel anxious about taking the first step towards counselling, and often a sense of relief too.
Rest assured that we will move at a pace that feels right for you.
I offer online counselling throughout the UK.