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Counselling and Personal Development Service Sets up at Wilton Centre

Counselling and Personal Development Service Sets up at Wilton Centre

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An experienced therapist and counsellor has taken office space at the Wilton Centre to help further establish her practice.

Sharon McMahon, who qualified as a counsellor in 1996, offers a range of therapies and coaching for individuals as well as businesses and has moved to the Centre to make her services more accessible.

Her services include NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Psychotherapy, counselling, CBT and clinical hypnotherapy as well as personal development coaching and stress management training or coaching, either individually or corporately.

A member of the NLP Psychotherapy and Counselling Association, which sits within UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), Sharon is in the final stages of a postgraduate diploma in psychotherapy to further develop her skills and is aiming to promote what her practice offers more widely.

She explained: “The sorts of issues I can help people with include stress, depression and anxiety although the whole list is as long as a piece of string.  Clients have brought a broader range of issues than I could have anticipated.

“In essence, I facilitate people who want something different to, or more than, they currently have by getting to the heart of any problem they have.

“This can include highlighting behaviours and/or habits that are unhelpful and involves providing support for them to make constructive and lasting change.”

Until recently, Sharon has seen clients at home, but feels clients will welcome the new, more professional setting.

She added: “My client base has broadened considerably to include people looking for personal development, as well as those who have hit an obstacle and want a new start.”

“Everybody I work with is looking for a positive outcome, whatever their starting point, and it is rewarding to help them all by providing professional, dedicated support to sort out anything getting in the way of someone being able to live their life to the full.”

Sharon’s move to the Wilton Centre is something of a homecoming for her as she was based there for 12 years until 2000 when she worked for ICI.

She explained: “It is important that I can provide a discreet service for my clients so I was looking for a professional environment and a neutral space to work from and the Wilton Centre is perfect.

“The team that runs the Centre have been very helpful in getting my office set up and running and have been very hands-on in making sure everything I need is in place.”

Steve Duffield, Wilton Centre’s site director, welcomed the latest addition to the Centre’s tenant list.

“It is very encouraging to hear that the professional environment of the Wilton Centre persuaded Sharon to locate her practice here.

“The Centre has the capacity to accommodate businesses small or large in first-rate office space and, as Sharon’s experience demonstrates, they will all receive the same level of attention, service and support from us regardless of their size.

“We wish Sharon well in establishing and growing her practice here.”

All Sharon’s work is guaranteed to be confidential and, in common with all therapists, she receives supervisory support.

An initial 30 minute consultation is offered free of charge, with no commitment, to check that she can meet a client’s needs.  Further information is available via email at mcmahons@btinternet.com or telephone on 01642 438359/07896 152130


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