175-177 Borough High Street,
Whatever difficulties or challenges you may be struggling with, my role as a therapist is to guide you away from the struggle and towards flourishing. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have the words to describe your experience, they are just labels. Broadly speaking, my work is grounded in the present, whilst being oriented towards the future, and acknowledges, integrates and honors the past.
I hold diploma level qualifications as both a hypno-psychotherapist and a clinical mindfulness teacher. As a psychotherapist I also work extensively with mindfulness-based approaches (such as ACT), and also Compassion Focused Therapy.
I am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and I’m approved by Anxiety UK to provide their members with hypnotherapy and compassion-focused therapy for anxiety.
My private practice is in London Bridge and I also offer online therapy sessions. Please do take a look at my web site, or get in touch by e-mail or phone for further information.
I have been in practice since 1989 as a hypnotherapist and have been UKCP Accredited and Registered Psychotherapist since 1996 and a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor since 2017. I am a founding member and Honorary Fellow of the National Society of Talking Therapies, as well as being President of the European Association for Hypno-Psychotherapy and a modality expert for the European Association for Psychotherapy. I have authored 5 books on hypnosis, coaching, motivation, and hypnosis training. I provide a caring, confidential and professional service to my clients. In addition to this, I also provide clinical supervision for both new and experienced psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors.
In 2018, I was made an Honorary Fellow of UKCP
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Sharon Mustard is the founder and director of easibirthing®, in addition to her full time practice in Salisbury as a Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Life Coach.
Sharon has been in practice for over 23 years and so you can be confident that you are consulting a highly experienced professional. Through her career, she gained extensive experience in the field of mental health: working within Social Services, National Health Service & voluntary sector.
As part of easibirthing, she supports women and their partners in using Hypnosis for Fertility, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Post Natal Mental Health & Parenting Support.
She also teaches professional courses for hypnotherapists, psychotherapists, counsellors and psychotherapeutic counsellors throughout the UK at live events and within the ‘easibirthing and parenting ONLINE training school’ for any professionals working with or have an interest in working with parents or expectant parents to help restore and maintain positive mental and emotional health..
The easibirthing® model in fertility, childbirth & post natal mental health is accredited by the ‘National College of Hypnosis Psychotherapy & Mindfulness (nchp)’ to train qualified Hypnotherapists and Hypnotists and throughout the world to specialise in these areas. The nchp have training schools based in the UK, US, and Australia.
I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and class myself as an integrative therapist and an EMDR Europe Consultant Supervisor.
What is integrative therapy?
Integrative therapy recognises there are a number of ways in which human functioning and behaviour can be explored and understood. The specific modalities I use are dependant on your main presenting issues. The include:
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Over 2 years ago, I began my journey as a therapist, training and qualifying as a Rogerian Person-Centred Therapist. Over time I expanded my skills and training to integrate other modalities that match client treatment needs. I went on to train in couples therapy with Relate, then trained as a supervisor to supervise the work of other therapists before training as a Hypno-Psychotherapist in 2003.
Two other main therapy techniques I use are Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Brainspotting. Both of these therapeutic techniques have been developed around the client’s field of vision and like hypnosis, they too have a powerful ability to unlock deeper insights that have not surfaced using traditional talking therapy.
I have been trained by Relate and certified as a relationship and couples therapist.
Clinical skills and experience:
I have experience working in a number of clinical psychotherapeutic settings, including Relate, the prison service, Cruse Bereavement Care, Student Counselling Services and a Well Woman’s Centre. I offer my services to insurance companies working with accidents in the workplace and road traffic collisions.
My experience to date has encompassed a broad range of presenting issues and my skills and training are diverse.
Joka van Wijk is an experienced UKCP registered hypnotherapist/psychotherapist, who practices in Waterloo, Central London.
She is a qualified mindfulness teacher and a certified specialist in working with fertility, registered with Easibirthing®.
Joka is an integrated therapist and uses different therapeutic approaches in consultation with the client and according to their needs. Her main areas of expertise are anxiety, depression and childhood trauma, as well as fears and phobias.