Hi my name is Sharon

I have been working as a counsellor for the last five years. Over that time I have worked with a range of people from teenagers to our more senior members of society. I have covered a wide range of issues from depression, trauma, anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement; self-harm, work related stress, relationship problems, anger management, domestic and sexual abuse.

Before I became a counsellor I had many years of experience working within a 24 x 7 industry and I understand the additional pressures and stresses this can put on life. 

Why I became a counsellor

"I felt completely overwhelmed as I sat opposite my work colleague, his tears splatted on to the desk and his whole-body shuddered with each sob. Every word of comfort that popped into my head was quickly dismissed as inadequate; no one had mentioned anything about this in my management training course. This was for me the moment when I realised, I wanted to be able to do more. I didn’t want to sit there in stunned silence. I wanted to be a Counsellor."  

My experience

From wanting to become a counsellor, to actually gaining my qualifcation as a counsellor, was for me a journey that started right at the ground floor. My first step to become a volunteer to work with the Samaritians. 

Several years later I qualified and became a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP) . Since then I've had the ongoing privilege to work for one of the UK Rape Crisis Centres. I also have lots of experience working with private clients.