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Counselling/Psychotherapy

Therapy is time set aside by you and the therapist to look at what has brought you to therapy. This might include talking about life events, (past and present), feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour. The therapist will do their best to help you to look at your issues, and to identify the right course of action for you, either to help you resolve your difficulties or help you find ways of coping.

Sharon Barnes

I am a professionally qualified Counsellor and Advanced Psychotherapist, providing individual and couple counselling, including CBT, on a short-term and long-term basis in an environment of calm away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Sessions take place in a caring and professional environment, which is sufficiently challenging to effect change. Working together I can help you gain better understanding of yourself, to overcome obstacles in your life and reach your goals.

I work with people on a wide range of issues. My specialties lie in the areas of: relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, stress and adult survivors of childhood abuse.

I also work as Deputy Welfare Education Officer, delivering lectures to Army Unit Welfare Officers on subjects such as Loss and Bereavement.

Approved Mental Health First Aid Instructor for the Armed Forces.

There are a number of different approaches to counselling. The quality of the therapeutic relationship contributes to a positive outcome in counselling, which is very important in my work. I offer a non-judgmental approach, without discrimination on such grounds as sex, race, religion, class, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

My experience of working with clients encompasses a wide range of issues with clients from all walks of life.

Qualifications

I have the following qualifications Adv. Dip. PsyC, Dip C (Distinction), Dip PBC (Distinction), (MNCS) (ACC) and I am accredited by the National Counselling Society and abide by the ethics of the BACP.

I have also attended numerous courses in specialist areas, including: Positive Outcomes for Dissociation Survivors, Loss and Bereavement and Mental Health First Aid.

Sharon, my counsellor, was superb and never made me feel anything but very special. She has changed the way I see myself.

Sarah – York

Andrew Jackson

I am qualified in Advanced Psychotherapy and have a Diploma in Post-Traumatic Stress Management. I received my qualifications at Leeds Trinity University. I have vast experience within a caring and welfare environment after a distinguished career which included 2 tours as an Army Unit Welfare Officer and subsequently and most recently running training courses for Army Welfare Staff which involves teaching Counselling Skills, Trauma Management, Stress Management and Suicide Risk Management and Mental Health First Aid.

I am passionate about helping those with issues that affect their quality of life and have spent years gaining the necessary qualifications to be able to help those who find themselves needing support.

I specialise in various areas of therapy but offer an integrative approach which means I understand one size does not fit all when it comes to therapy. Different clients with different needs require different approaches at different times. An integrative approach draws on different schools of thought and ways of working to produce the most effective therapy for each individual client.

Qualifications

I hold the following qualifications and accreditations: Ad Dip PC, Dip PTSD Man Prac, Accredited by the National Counselling Society, Mental Health First Aid Instructor for the Armed Forces Community.

Andrew listened, this was very important to me, I didn’t need physical help just someone to talk to and who didn’t judge me.

John – Leeds

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