Sharon Bergin

DSCF0849Sharon Bergin, PGDip Psych. UKCP, MBACP

I am an experienced and fully accredited Psychotherapist offering counselling and therapy here at the centre. Whatever difficult thoughts and feelings you are experiencing, I can offer you the opportunity talk in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental setting.

I work with adults aged 18 and over.

My own career started within a corporate legal environment and so I have a good understanding of what it can be like to work in a highly pressurised environment.  From there, I worked in the voluntary sector working in both mental health and criminal justice agencies.  My more recent work has taken me into private practice and the public sector where I have assisted those who have committed crimes, and the members of staff working in those organisations.

I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice, gained with WPF Therapy, London. I am an accredited member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).   I am also a full member of The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC).

I have over twelve years of experience of working in the private, voluntary and public sectors in helping people bring about positive change.  This has involved facilitating groups using a cognitive behavioural model (usually referred to as CBT or cognitive behavioural therapy) and working with individuals using solution based therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. I have offered counselling and welfare advice to those in the workplace as well as worked as a group facilitator in delivering advice on work and home life balance.  I have worked in the charity sector in mental health and criminal justice agencies, and in public sector organisations, which have included law enforcement agencies, prisons and the probation service.

The reasons people decide to engage in therapy are wide and far reaching and it isn’t always because of one reason alone.  Some of the more common reasons individuals have approached me for psychotherapy and counselling are;

  • Relationship issues
  • Work related issues
  • Isolation and/or loneliness
  • Anxiety
  • Over-whelming feeling of panic
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Phobias
  • Feeling detached from others/not being able to feel
  • Being the victim or perpetrator of abuse

This list provides just a few of the reasons why you or someone you know may consider having therapy.  Anyone can engage in therapy at any time for any reason.

The therapy; Psychodynamic therapy

Psychodynamic therapy aims to assist people in making links between the past and the present, and offers the opportunity to begin to think about any recurring patterns that may have formed in your thoughts, feelings and behaviour, and how they may impact on you now, and in the future.

Sessions

In the type of therapy I offer, a therapy session lasts for 50 minutes, and sessions usually take place on the same day and at the same time each week.  I offer long term therapy, sometimes referred to as open-ended therapy; I also offer short term therapy consisting of 12 sessions.

Before commencing therapy, I always invite a client to attend for an initial consultation meeting.  The purpose of this meeting is to begin to think and talk about some of the issues that have been affecting you. It also allows you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about counselling and psychotherapy.

  • Initial 90 minute session £75.00
  • All 50 minute follow up sessions £50.00

For more information or to book, please call us on 01702 433959 or Sharon on;

E-mail:  sharonberginneale@gmail.com
Telephone:  07941 561616
Website:  www. cityoflondoncounselling.org