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SHARON KOMAKECH

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Psychotherapist

Working with
Children, Adolescents & Young Adults

Qualifications:

Doctorate in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (In Progress)

Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy
 

Sharon is incredibly warm and approachable and offers a safe space to children, adolescents, and young adults to help explore their thoughts and feelings.  

 

Sharon has worked within children’s mental health and well-being for over a decade both in Voluntary Sector organisations and NHS CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), working predominantly with neurodiversity and trauma. Sharon’s approach is based on her excellent observation, listening, and interpretative skills, whereby her in-depth training gives her the capacity to respond flexibly to her client's feelings and any challenging behaviours (including aggression, sadness, anxiety, and hyperactivity) which often have a story to tell.

 

Sharon tailors her approach to the individual and works in an age-appropriate way. She may use play or drawing techniques with younger children, but choose to talk about feelings in a more direct way with her adolescent and adult clients. Sharon appreciates the importance of working at the pace of the child or young person as they learn to identify and manage their feelings, especially those that can feel overwhelming or out of control.

 

It can be challenging to understand the link between an individual's emotions and their behaviour. As children and adolescents develop, they often feel particularly vulnerable and can feel overwhelmed or confused by their life experiences. Sharon provides a very safe, warm space in which her clients can explore the world around them, as well as their internal world. Through working with Sharon, our younger clients learn to identify the support and tools they need for the future, enabling them to better manage their feelings, relationships and the situations they find themselves in.

Sharon works with:

Childrens (from under 5-12 years old)

Adolescents (from 13-17 years old)

Adults (18+)

Sharon works in English

Specialist areas:

Abuse
Addictions
Anger management issues

Anxiety
ADHD / ADD

Autistic spectrum disorder

Bereavement

Career counselling

Child sexual exploitation
Depression

Eating disorders

Emotional, social, and behavioural difficulties

Gender dysphoria

Harmful sexualised behaviour

Identity issues

Neurodiversity

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Perinatal depression
Racism
Relationship problems

Self-harm

Stress

Suicidal thoughts

Trauma

To enquire about Sharon's availability or to book your first therapy session, 

contact us at info@vituswellbeing.com

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