Sharon Kaplansky Counselling and Psychotherapy for Finchley Central

About Me

Previously a Naturopath, practising alternative health medicine, my work with people’s physical conditions made me realise that I had the potential to heal on a deeper level. The transition to talking therapy felt organic and I embarked on a career in counselling and psychotherapy.

I have trained for 6 years at the Minster Centre, a leading Integrative psychotherapy college in London, graduating with a Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Integrative psychotherapy allows me to draw on different approaches so that together we can create an individual therapeutic process. The key emphasis in this approach is the healing quality of a good therapeutic relationship that is achieved by empathy, attunement, understanding and compassion.

I offer a calm space where you can be yourself and feel safe to talk about anything that is on your mind in the knowledge that it will be kept confidential. At times I may have to challenge you but always with the intention to remain non-judgemental or critical. The purpose is to help you find your sense of authentic self and enable you to achieve a positive change.

I consider myself as a warm, open-minded and empathetic person. I am passionate about my work and take pride in witnessing people making lasting changes in their lives.

In addition to my work in private practice I conduct assessments at the Bereavement Centre in Kentish Town and I work as a counsellor at Chai Cancer Care - a Jewish charity that treats cancer patients and their families.

I have previously volunteered as a therapist at Women and Health in Camden, Highbury Counselling Service and I have extensive experience working within the NHS IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies).

I work with individuals and couples aged 18 and over. I work in complete confidentiality unless there is risk to yourself or others in which case I will discuss possible disclosure with you The therapy is tailored to individual needs and can be long-or short-term.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • MA Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Minster Centre / Middlesex University, London
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Minster Centre, London
  • Degree in Naturopathy from The Israeli College of Natural Health Sciences
  • Accredited Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
  • As is required of my profession, I attend weekly supervision.
  • DBS, Safe Guarding certificate
  • Fluent in English and Hebrew


Commitment to Continuing Professional Development

I take my on-going development and learning as a counsellor and psychotherapist seriously and have acquired the following professional certificates:

  • Kairos Encounter-centered Couples Therapy Training with Hedy Schleifer
  • Mentalization based Treatment – Anna Freud Centre with Prof. Peter Fonagy and Prof. Anthony Bateman
  • Integration of Embodied Psychotherapy with Shoshi Asheri and Roz Carroll, The Minster Centre
  • Working with Splitting and Projecting, Confer
  • Assessment and Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Confer
  • Working with Transference and Counter-transference, WPF Therapy
  • Clinical Assessment Skills, WPF Therapy
  • Short Term Counselling with Bereavement, CCIWBS
  • Attachment Theory, The Bowlby Centre
  • On-going Professional Development Group with Michael Soth

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