Helping You Unlock Knowledge About Yourself

Hello, my name is Sharon McHugh. Following a lifetime dedicated to working as a Therapeutic Integrative Counsellor, I am passionate about helping you overcome the difficulties you face through person-centered therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy in Billericay and online.

Our sessions are directed by you and the issues you want to talk about. I do not believe in forcing you down a path you don’t like. This is your time to explore any thoughts and feelings that are negatively affecting your happiness in a strictly confidential and non-judgemental space, with no influences or pressures.

Whether you are dealing with;

Bereavement, addictions, high stress levels or depression, I listen closely to what you say and ask questions that help you make sense of your thoughts and feelings, along with guiding you towards understanding what you need to bring peace and happiness back into your life. Reaching out is the hardest but most important step of recovery.

You are always welcome to contact me for a free, no-pressure 15-minute call about the issues you are facing ahead of arranging sessions for person-centered therapy or cognitive behavioural therapy in Billericay and online.

First session

Our first session is all about you talking freely about the problems you are facing, how you are feeling in yourself, and what you want to get out of our time together. This allows me to see your issues through your eyes. Getting to know you, listening attentively to what you are feeling, is fundamental to my approach. We can then discuss the different approaches we can take, and it will be your decision to work in a way that feels right for you.

How we will work together:

Person-Centered Therapy

You may not know exactly what is making you feel down, anxious, or overwhelmed, and simply need a space in which to vent out how you are feeling to a totally neutral professional in a strictly confidential space.

My open and empathetic person-centered therapy gives you a space to talk about whatever you need to get off your chest, to explore why you are feeling like you are, and to be truly listened to – a space where you can simply be you without fear of judgement or pressure.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

If you are in a low place, you will have automatic negative thoughts that you often don’t even acknowledge when they come, as they just seem normal to you. These thoughts have a detrimental impact on how you view the world and deal with certain problems, and ultimately lead to issues like depression and anxiety.

My cognitive behavioural therapy in Billericay and online is geared towards changing the way you see a situation by expanding your knowledge around these thoughts and then working with you to replace them with healthier, more positive thought patterns.


I provide face-to-face counselling in Billericay and Hutton with sessions costing £80 and lasting 50 minutes, I also offer 50-minute online counselling sessions via Zoom, Skype, or any platform you are comfortable using, with online sessions costing £70. I am available to do 75 minute sessions if required at an additional cost, please enquire if you feel this is something you would like.

If you are unsure about getting person-centered therapy or cognitive behavioural therapy in Billericay or online, I offer a free, no-pressure 15-minute assessment over the phone, so you can decide if counselling is a good option for you.

I offer concessions for students and have a few ‘low cost spaces’ for those on a low income, please feel free to discuss this with me if you feel this is something that you need.

To learn more about my background and how I like to approach person-centered therapy or cognitive behavioural therapy in Billericay and online, take a look at my About Me page.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07484386985 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

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