Children, Adolescents, Adults & Families
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, adults and families to help explore their thoughts and feelings, and improve their relationships.
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 has specialist expertise in supporting families to work together, to better understand one another and thrive as a unit. As part of a six-session therapy model she offers, two of the six sessions are for parents to attend without their child(ren), allowing time and space for parents to reflect on their learnings, and access her wealth of knowledge without the watchful eye of their child(ren)! She's found this to benefit families enormously, as a parents own needs are often overlooked in traditional family therapy.
As well as working excellently with children, adolescents and families, Sharon is also passionate about her support of adult clients - in particular those who are feeling low, lost or overlooked, or struggling to make decisions for their future.
Sharon works both face-to-face in our suite of therapy rooms, as well as remotely via video calling technology.
Sharon works with:
Childrens (from under 5-12 years old)
Adolescents (from 13-17 years old)
Sharon works in English
Anger management issues
ADHD / ADD
Autistic spectrum disorder
Child sexual exploitation
Emotional, social, and behavioural difficulties
Harmful sexualised behaviour
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)