Sharon Gardner is a Chartered Consultant Counselling Psychologist experienced in working with adults. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology with the Open University at Milton Keynes. She then completed an MSc in Health Psychology at Bristol University and went on to complete an MSc in Counselling psychology and a Post MSc Diploma in Counselling Psychology at City University in London. Sharon became an Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society in 2011.
Sharon has many years of post-graduate experience working within the NHS, private practice and seven years within Ministry of Defence mental health. She has experience of working with people experiencing a variety of mental health problems including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, stress, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, phobias, depression, childhood sexual abuse, and relationship problems.
Sharon has a particular interest in trauma and PTSD, she has three related publications and has presented in both Berlin and Stockholm at the European Society for Traumatic Stress conference.
Sharon integrates a number of models of treatment including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, psychodynamic, Mindfulness, and Compassion Focused Therapy approaches to patient needs. She is also fully qualified in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy. She believes in working collaboratively with individuals to reflect and enable them to find solutions to, or acceptable management of, their difficulties.