Sharon Irvine

 
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I am a humanistic counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

About the counselling

As a Humanistic counsellor, I am trained in three therapeutic approaches – Person Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis (TA) – focusing on the therapeutic relationship, raising self-awareness of the relationships with ourselves and with others. Using a combination of these three approaches, I am guided by your needs and goals, with the belief that you are the expert in your experience.  

Who do I work with?

I currently provide one to one counselling for individuals, supporting adults from all backgrounds to better able to cope with:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression/ low mood

  • Low self-esteem

  • Stressful situations

  • Feelings of failure and shame 

  • Relationship breakdown

Some clients I have counselled successfully include: disabled clients battling isolation; a woman struggling with childlessness and low self-esteem; a mother worrying about her daughter’s self-harm and a man fearing for his marriage. 

The non-directive Humanistic style may not be for everyone, but clients I have worked with have benefitted, reporting feeling more focussed, self- aware and stronger emotionally.  

What to expect

I offer empathy, warmth and openness to whatever you may bring to the sessions without judgement.  

There’s an initial assessment session, where we explore your background and what you want to achieve from counselling.  We would agree on a focus and the number of sessions. 

As the sessions go on, I work with you to understand what drives your feelings and behaviours.  

Exploring familiar feelings that we know are not that healthy for us can be challenging.  I provide a safe, trusting space so that you can feel ok enough to say what you find difficult while exploring connections between feelings and behaviour.  I support you as you gradually grow to accept that you do have choices and move towards becoming the version of yourself that makes you feel most comfortable. 

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