Learn more about Sharon and Stewart Mustard
As an accredited member of the 'UK Council for Psychotherapy', a fellow of the ‘National Society of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy’, and the 'Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council', I am required to abide by their Code of Ethics and Practice. This includes undertaking regular supervision, having appropriate professional insurance and being committed to continued professional development. I am also registered with The United Kingdom Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations (UKCHO). I am also a BUPA registered consultant
I have been a fully qualified Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist and Counsellor since 1995. Prior to this, I gained extensive experience in the field of mental health: working within Social Services, National Health Service & voluntary sector.
I have been an affiliate counsellor working for Workplace Options since August 2003. Workplace Options are an international ‘Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)’ who contract with a number of client companies to deliver EAP services to their employees and family members. The service I offer as an affiliate counsellor is short-term focused therapy dealing with a personal or work issue identified by you, the client.
I am also a registered counsellor with the Immigrant Counselling and Psychotherapy (ICAP) organisation funded by the Irish Government to provide service for victims of abuse and their families.
From January 2012 I have ran the counselling service for Godolphin Boarding and day school for girls in Salisbury Wiltshire. Adolescence is a stage that involves the transition from childhood to adulthood, in which considerable physical and mental changes take place. It usually occurs between the ages of 10 and 19 years. As a result of the physical changes of puberty, teenagers can feel over-sensitive and lack self-confidence as they come to terms with the changes they are going through. Mood swings and shyness are some of the most common features associated with adolescence. It is a period of vulnerability which requires support and understanding. Pupils may come to a counsellor because of difficult experiences they’ve been going through, such as family relationships, stress leading up to exams, illness or a bereavement. Or they may want help dealing with feelings of sadness, loss of confidence, anxiety or low self-worth that don’t seem to be connected to any particular event. Counselling can help them make sense of their feelings and behaviour.
I became a fully qualified Life Coach in 2004. Being a therapist as well as a coach means that I already understand the underlying processes of interaction, human development and blocks to progress. In 2005 I undertook my advanced Hypnotherapist training ( S to the third power Hypnotherapy ) with UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts and Sciences, and also became a certified specialist in working with depression.
I was invited in 2006 to join the Brookhouse Hypnotherapy Group as a member. Brookhouse Hypnotherapy is the name of a national group of practices, founded by Dr Shaun Brookhouse. Dr Brookhouse appointed me, Sharon Mustard to run the practice for the area of South Wiltshire and West Hampshire covered by the SP postcode.
I am also the founder and director of easibirthing - a UK model designed for using hypnosis with issues around fertility and in childbirth.
I have been training women and their partners for over 20 years in using Hypnosis for Childbirth. In addition to my private courses, since 2006 I have had a large contract with Salisbury District Hospital nhs Trust maternity services whereby I am funded to teach women, partners, and teenage mums-to-be; but also midwives and health care support workers to support individuals using these methods. The easibirthing model had been specifically designed, in consultation with midwives, to reflect birthing methods in the UK.
In partnership with the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, I also train Hypnotherapy practitioners throughout the UK to specialise in both of these areas.The National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy has been offering respected, evidence based and independently accredited Hypnotherapy Training, Hypnosis Training and Psychotherapy Training since 1977. This makes the National College one of the longest established and most respected hypnotherapy/hypno-psychotherapy training institutes in the world. Their Hypnotherapy/Hypno-psychotherapy training is UKCP and European-accredited. Their website is www.hypnotherapyuk.net
I am a registered member of ‘United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP)', 'The National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy & Mindfulness' and 'Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council'. My training is also accredited by the ‘National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy’. As a member of these organisations, I am required to abide by their Code of Ethics and Practice. This includes undertaking regular supervision, having appropriate professional insurance and being committed to continued professional development.
Prior to my work in Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and Counselling, I worked in social care for over 25 years in both social services, local authorities and charities; gaining experience with a wide range of individuals including children and young people, people with learning disabilities, those with a history of addictions, dual diagnosis and sufferers of mental ill health.
I have an up-to-date enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
I have a specialist interest in working with anxiety, depression, self harm and post-traumatic stress disorder ( PTSD ). I also deal with issues around weight loss and control, compulsive and excessive eating, stress management, performance anxiety, stopping smoking, fears and phobias - although this list is not exhaustive.
I continue to keep abreast of all developments in the fields of Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and Counselling in order to offer a continually improving and therefore effective and caring service to all clients in and around the Salisbury area.