Therapy with Sharon ...   

Tel:  07751 722 744

E-mail: sharon@therapywithsharon.co.uk

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Counselling and Psychotherapy

 

As an accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), I offer short term counselling and longer term psychotherapy to adults (age 16+). 

 

I became Dr. Sharon Cox when I was awarded my PhD in Counselling Studies from Leeds University in November 2017. 

 

My therapy room is in North Shields, North Tyneside.

 

Since I began working as a counsellor in 2004, I have worked with a wide range of clients experiencing varying presenting issues. 

 

I have a special interest in working with eating disorders, body image issues and difficulties around relationships with food and eating.

 

My initial training was as a person centred therapist, although I now integrate other approaches as appropriate to each client.

 

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Embodying Change

 

'Embodying change' is my way of thinking about the ways in which psychotherapeutic theories and yoga philosphies can be integrated to provide a more embodied and holistic understanding of individuals.

 

Within my doctorate (PhD), I explored eating disorders which led to me becoming increasingly interested in the role of the body in an individual's identity, self- expression and experiencing of themselves within the world. 

 

Western culture and some of the talking therapies neglect, or minimise, the role of the body and the embodied experience of clients and therapists.  My research and personal yoga practice helped me begin to appreciate the importance of bringing mind and body together to ensure a more holistic and embodied type of change.

 

To read more of my thinking around embodying change, please visit my blog at ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yoga

 

Throughout the course of my PhD research I came to understand how yoga theory and philosophy compliment many psychotherapeutic theories and practices.

 

I came to appreciate that talking therapies are not always the most effective approach to managing emotional and psychological issues.  Sometimes, a more embodied perspective can be beneficial in enabling people to access, release and manage feelings, memories and emotions trapped within the body and / or nervous system.

 

Science is now illustrating how effective yoga can be for helping people manage emotions, regulate the nervous system and generally promote psychological well-being. 

 

I run yoga classes and workshops for a range of psychological conditions including eating disorders, stress, anxiety, depression, body image, PTSD, menopause, insomnia, and general emotional well-being and resilience.