Professional Background

Based in the heart of England with practices in Stratford-upon-Avon and Birmingham city centre, Sharon is an experienced counselling practitioner, mental health trainer and workshop facilitator who has devoted over 20 years to helping others achieve optimal mental health and emotional wellbeing. 

During her time in practice Sharon has worked with a diverse range of people from all over the world and she was one of the very first therapists in the UK to offer counselling online. In 2001 Sharon supported survivors of the 9/11 World Trade Centre terror attacks, and she has since gone on to provide post-incident stress debriefing for many hundreds of people affected by the impact of trauma and loss.

As a fully qualified teacher, Sharon regularly facilitates training on a variety of mental health-related topics. Having delivered a number of accredited practitioner-level programmes in further and higher education, she is frequently called upon to help devise and deliver training for both private and public sector organisations.   

With a specialist interest in the area of writing therapy, Sharon has supported many groups and individuals in the use of writing as a therapeutic medium, and she has facilitated numerous workshops and tutorials on the theme of expressive writing and its associated theories and practice.

Sharon’s ground-breaking practice has been featured in both the national and international media and she continues to serve as a guest adviser and contributor to a variety of newspapers and magazines. Since 2020 she has been resident mental health writer for the UK edition of Father's Quarterly (FQ) Magazine.

Creative and Performing Arts

Sharon is proud to work with Wellbeing in the Arts, an organisation dedicated to providing mental health and wellbeing support to individuals, productions and organisations in the creative and performing arts industries. 

Clinical Supervision 

In 2021 Sharon was appointed Group Clinical Supervisor at Carrs Lane Counselling Centre in Birmingham, one of the city's largest and longest established voluntary organisations of its kind.

Professional Qualifications 

Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling (ABC), Diploma in Education and Training (University of Wolverhampton), Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB), Certificate in Counselling Skills in the Development of Learning (RSA), Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Birmingham Centre for CBT), Certificate in Journalism (ABC).

Membership and Registration

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, Sharon fully abides by its Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and engages in regular and ongoing training, supervision and professional development. 

In support of her role as a practising writing therapist and workshop facilitator, Sharon is also a member of Lapidus, the international organisation devoted to the promotion of writing and creativity for personal development.