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Sharon Strickland MBACP (Accred)

I have been counselling individuals for a number of years in a private practice setting

and also within educational settings, (primary, secondary, higher education) at a number

of charities and at a GP surgery.  I am a Registered and Accredited member of the

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  My areas of expertise

include counselling adolescents, young people and adults and I have worked with a wide

range of clients, experiencing a wide range of difficulties.  I also see clients from the

Better Help online therapy service.


We don't always feel 'complete' and my aim is to explore any difficulties and work with

you on your journey. 

As an Integrative Therapist, this enables me to tailor the counselling to suit the individual's needs.  Though all my work is underpinned by the Person-Centred Approach, I also use elements from other theories, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic theory and tools from different creative therapies.  All my work is guided by the BACP Ethical Framework and I receive monthly supervision (a requirement of any trainee or qualified counsellor).

I have undertaken training (an ongoing process) and had experience in counselling clients with many mental health difficulties.  I also have a DBS Certificate and I am fully insured.  Below are my qualifications and some of the training I have undertaken.

Please note - I also hope to offer Clinical Supervision to Trainee and Qualified Counsellors from June 2024. Please see the 'Supervision Tab' above for more details.


  • Registered and Accredited member of BACP

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

  • Certificate in Counselling Studies

  • Advanced Specialist Training in Counselling Children and Young People​

  • Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision (from June 2024)


  • Adverse Childhood Experiences

  • Anger Management 

  • Anxiety (inc general and social)

  • Attachment theory and application

  • Bereavement training

  • Bullying awareness

  • Creative therapies (inc. elements of play therapy)

  • Depression and distress workshops

  • Emotional resilience

  • Online and 'Phone Counselling

  • Panic Attacks

  • Safeguarding for children and adults

  • Sand tray introduction

  • Self-esteem and self-worth

  • Understanding domestic abuse

  • Understanding Trauma and Wisdom of Trauma

  • Working with shame

  • Clinical Supervision (starting January 2024)

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