Through one-to-one individual counselling you will have the opportunity to learn more about yourself through exploring your current feelings about, and understanding of, whatever is going on in your life. At different times in our lives we all encounter difficult or painful experiences which we need to talk through with someone else. Family and friends can often be very supportive but there are times when you may not want to talk to someone close to you as they are also involved in the issue or you may not want to burden them with your feelings. Counselling can be a very rewarding and life changing experience for people at these times, the benefits are different for different people, but the work together is a very special and privileged journey. We work in a Person-Centred way, so our clients unique needs are always at the heart of our work.
Counselling is offered to individuals on a private basis via referrals from Doctors, nurses, social workers or other health care professionals. Clients are also welcome to refer themselves for private counselling. It may be that your GP has recommended counselling but the waiting list is too long. Please feel free to contact us and we can arrange to see you as soon as you wish.
Counselling sessions at Chapters will offer you:
A safe environment in which to open up and talk about whatever is important to you
A neutral, non biased counsellor who will offer a non judgemental relationship where you are free to be yourself
A warm, understanding and respectful relationship
Time to explore your thoughts and feelings safely
A skilled and qualified counsellor
A confidential relationship – confidentiality has certain limitations but this will be discussed during the initial assessment session
Sharon Dodd is an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). This accredited status demonstrates that high professional standards have been met, as has evidence of good ethical practice. Sharon abides by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy. Sharon has a Diploma in Counselling, is a Registered Independent Counsellor on the UKRCP Register (United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), a CCC Registered Counsellor and an Accredited member of the Counselling Society. She has an enhanced DBS (police record) check and is fully insured. Sharon has a keen interest in working with loss and bereavement issues, employment and health related clients and those who are on a journey of self discovery. Sharon has been counselling since she qualified in 2002 and has a wealth of experience working with a whole range of issues and a wide range of clients including teachers, police officers and foster carers amongst many others.
Kathrine Jones is a registered member of the BACP and is currently working towards accreditation. Kathrine trained at Chapters and has a lovely warm and respectful way of working with clients. She has lots of experience of working with children and young people in different settings and has a real interest in their emotional wellbeing. Kathrine also works with adults and has a developing private practise. Kathrine is happy to offer reduced rates for Chapters students and other students who are studying on a professional level programme of counselling training.