I qualified as a Family & Systemic Psychotherapist in 2017 after four years training at the Tavistock Centre in London. Before that, I obtained a degree in Mental Health Nursing in 2001 and have worked in the NHS ever since, mostly in Child & Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS).
I am a member of the Association of Family Therapists, registered with the UKCP and hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate. I also regularly attend workshops and training courses as part of my continuing professional development and have monthly clinical supervision.
Family Therapy is suitable for a wide range of difficulties and relationship problems. It helps people in close relationships to support each other, enabling them to express and explore thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives. To be clear, family is used to describe any group of people who care about each other and not just those who are related by birth. Individuals also can find Family Therapy helpful, as an opportunity to reflect and strengthen important relationships.
I work in a way that is practical, non-blaming and down-to-earth, matching my style of working to the needs of the person or family, helping them to recognise their own skills at finding solutions to their difficulties. I’m happy to work with teenagers, adults, couples or whole families.
Deciding to have therapy may seem like a difficult step to take, especially if you have never had counselling or psychotherapy before. If you are unsure whether this is the right approach for you, I am happy to have a free 15 minute telephone consultation to discuss your situation.
Contact Sharon on 07905123952 or email her directly firstname.lastname@example.org