Sharon Kirby

As an Integrative Psychotherapist I work with individuals, couples and groups. I provide both short-term counselling and on-going in-depth Psychotherapy. I also offer supervision to qualified and trainee counsellors and am an experienced group facilitator.

Over the last 25 years I have gained extensive experience, working in the NHS, Family and Community services, Higher Education and Private Practice; and have completed a range of professional trainings enabling me to work compassionately and creatively with a wide range of concerns. I have a particular interest in relationships, aware that they are central to our wellbeing and happiness. I aim to engage with clients with warmth and acceptance, providing support as they grapple with the difficulties they are faced with and helping them build on their own internal resources as they explore possibilities for moving forward.

Therapy provides a safe space to explore and learn about the way we relate to ourselves, to others and the world around us. The process may involve reflecting on present and past experiences, recognising unhelpful patterns of behaviour and getting closer to our ‘felt’ sense –vital to both physiological and psychological wellbeing. Engagement in the therapeutic process involves a willingness to be open to the potential of increased self-awareness, which isn’t just limited to intellectual understanding but also to a deeper embodied sense of being. I focus on bringing mind and body together, harnessing the body/brain’s intuitive ability to restore a sense of internal balance.

I have Masters Degrees in Integrative Psychotherapy and Psychodynamic Counselling and specialist diploma trainings in Relationship/Couples therapy. In recent years, my way of working has been further informed by research developments in the field of neuroscience, mindfulness based approaches and innovative approaches for supporting couples in distress. I continue to explore the benefits these insights and approaches can bring to the therapeutic process.

I am accredited with both the UKCP and BACP professional bodies. My work with clients is supported by regular supervision as required by these organisations.

Find more information about me and my approach:

http://sharonkirbycounselling.co.uk/

Contact: Email – sharon@sharonkirbycounselling.co.uk

Phone – 07811 160059