The terms counselling and psychotherapy are often used interchangeably these days, however, there can be some significant differences in the way the two disciplines work.
Counselling is largely aimed at helping a person deal with current or recent issues/ life events that are having painful or unwanted consequences for the individual concerned.
Psychotherapy on the other hand, tends to work at a deeper level, exploring the influence of an individual’s background and personality on their interactions with the world around them.
In many cases counselling and psychotherapy have a tendency to overlap, providing an opportunity to explore issues which have previously perhaps gone unexamined, or express feelings which have possibly been otherwise left suppressed or ignored.
Talking therapy is not about being given advice or being told what to do. The therapist’s role first and foremost is to help the person work through any areas of personal challenge or difficulty, with the aim of arriving at the person’s own way of better dealing with the issues or situations concerned.
All material shared in therapy remains strictly confidential unless the practitioner has any reason to suspect that the individual may be of potential harm to him/herself or others, or that any harmful activity planned or carried out by anyone else is reported by the person concerned.
Therapy with Sharon
Sharon’s practice, whilst firmly rooted in the humanistic tradition of personal development and growth, also draws from a wider variety of therapeutic approaches which can be readily tailored to meet individual needs.
Therapy can be arranged on either a short or long-term basis according to the individual's wishes and identified needs, and there is never any obligation to sign up for more than one session at a time.
Cost and Location
Sharon is able to offer face-to-face therapy sessions in Birmingham City Centre (Mon-Thurs), as well as remotely via video or telephone (Mon-Fri).
The cost per one-hour session is £50.00 (face-to-face) and £40.00 (remote).
Getting in Touch
Finding the right therapist to work with can sometimes be a bit of a tricky process to navigate, and Sharon is always happy to have an informal chat with anyone who would like to know more about the kind of support she is able to offer before deciding whether or not to book an initial appointment.
To find out more please contact Sharon in confidence via email at: