Welcome to Jay Sharpe Counselling

I provide an accessible, safe and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions. My aim is to facilitate, encourage and support you on your journey to better mental health and well-being.

No subject is taboo - no problem is too big or too small.


About me

I am dedicated to providing a professional and compassionate counselling service to individuals in person, in Central London. As a qualified BACP registered therapist (British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists). I abide by their strict code of ethics and conduct.  I am committed to empowering people to overcome their challenges, improve their mental well-being, and lead more fulfilling lives.

I grew up in the district of Portobello Road, home to one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse communities in London.  Living and working alongside people from all walks of life has strengthened my ability to see different perspectives and gain understanding, insight and respect of other people's opinions and beliefs.

Alongside my private practice, I am a counsellor at the long-established charity,  London Friend which provides support to the LGBTQIA+ community living in and around the capital.

Jay Sharpe, MBACP.


Individual Counselling

I offer individual one - to - one counselling sessions in person.  Allowing for a personalised approach addressing your specific needs, providing a comfortable, safe and confidential space for exploration, understanding and growth.  I offer a warm, and non-judgmental space in which to explore and unravel the reasons why you may feel the way you do.  Enabling you to see that there can be another way, a better way of being you.

How I work with you

I work alongside you in a person-centred manner at a pace that you are comfortable with, drawing on aspects of other modalities/theories  when appropriate - to explore with you the reasons you may be struggling with any aspect of life’s difficulties; from low self-esteem or confidence issues to sexuality, gender or identity concerns to substance misuse. Together, and respecting your autonomy completely, we work to understand what may be troubling, painful or difficult. Discovering that things can change and improve. That life can be different. At our sessions I will encourage you to explore your issues and the problems, feelings, emotions and behaviour that they bring up. I will help and encourage you to find the resources that you already have, (but may not know) and that work for you.

Clients I work with

I work in-person with clients experiencing a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, frustration, alienation, work or relationship concerns, shame, low mood, and self-esteem issues. 

I have particular experience in helping people struggling with damaging lifestyle situations, for example, addiction or dependency issues, and people struggling with identity, sexuality, relationship concerns, and trauma, current or historic.


First consultation 

Our initial session will be an opportunity for us to meet and to discuss the issues you are facing.  Also, to give you an idea of what counselling with me involves and a framework for what might be achieved.  This will give you the opportunity to ask any questions and, since it is vital to find a therapist that you feel comfortable with, decide if you would like us to continue working together.

 

I am happy to have a telephone call to discuss any concerns and answer any questions that you may have in advance of our first session.

 

Sessions & Fees

Each one of us is unique, so are the issues we face.  You may have a specific concern that may be resolved after only a few sessions, or you may want to consider counselling over a longer period to work through more difficult or troubling aspects of your mental health.  I offer short term, four to twelve sessions and open-ended therapy that is reviewed periodically. Sessions are in person, for fifty minutes and held on the same day and time each week. 

My fee is £70 per session.

I have a number of sessions available at a concessionary rate (from £50). Please contact me for details.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Person - Centred counselling?

Person-centred or Rogerian counselling is a humanistic approach. Founded in the 1940s by American psychologist Carl Rogers he believed that, given the right conditions, a person can reach their full potential and become their true self, which he termed ‘self-actualisation’. This actualisation process is innate and accessible to all.

What can I expect from a counselling session?

During a counselling session, you can expect a non-judgmental and confidential environment where you can openly discuss your concerns and work towards positive change.

How much does counselling cost?

Sessions are £70.00

I have a number of concessionary rate sessions availible. Please contact me for details.

Sessions are fifty minutes. Held at the same time and day each week.

How do I schedule an appointment?

You can schedule an appointment by filling out the contact me form or by calling me  during office hours on

07587 867 649


“To be able to speak to someone who just "gets it" has been so unbelievably helpful. When I look back to my first session to where I am now.  I can only see growth, and this is in part thanks to you!”

Chris, London.


Contact me

Get in touch today to discuss your needs, schedule your initial consultation and take what could be, the first step towards a brighter future.

Call 07587 867 649 (Office hours) or email me below, letting me know the best time and way to get back to you.



Location

11 Golden Square London

W1F 9JB

 

Call 07587 867 649 during office hours.

Availability

I am seeing new clients.

I currently have limited availability for weekday evening sessions beginning  April / May 2024.


“When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified; or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity, then understanding is called for.  The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance… provides illumination and healing.  In such situations deep understanding is, I believe, the most precious gift one can give to another.”

Carl Rogers.