About Jill

I have been working as a psychotherapist for twenty plus years. Originally, I trained in cognitive behavioural therapy, followed by gestalt therapy, energy therapies and later shamanic healing.

I have taught cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for over twenty years and shamanic healing for over ten. I have visited shamans in Siberia, Peru, and Ecuador, all of whom were relevant when examining and developing my integrative approach.

I love cognitive behavioural psychotherapy I find it an effective therapy. For me, I found it enabled me to understand myself, my life, and my thought processes. 

In my therapeutic practice I worked with clients with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and wondered if there were better ways to process PTSD symptomology. Subsequently, I trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprogramming), an amazing and powerful way of working with trauma. It was the beginning of my starting to work in ways which are powerful but, as yet, unexplained.

However, with both ways of working I was aware there were clients it just did not work for, and I became fascinated with Gestalt therapy, I visited students at the gestalt academy in Scandinavia. They seemed so happy and free.  

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So, I trained in Gestalt therapy, trying to capture some of that happiness and freedom for myself. For me, the gestalt therapy process of existential, experiential, and experimental, allowing for unconscious processes to emerge, be experienced and experimented with, deepened my knowledge and understanding of both myself and my clients.

CBT made me think; gestalt therapy made me feel. In CBT I understood myself; in gestalt I understood myself in connection with others.

Whilst training in Gestalt therapy I attended a body symposium at Esalan in California, where I experienced a Reichian therapy session which focussed on my body’s energy systems, as a result of that I became more aware of energy and energetic approaches to healing.

I also explored other ways of understanding human beings, what we bring into this life with us, what our birth gifts are and how we are blocked to fully engage with those gifts and reach our potential. From this exploration Life Awakening was developed, workshops ran and a book written. But it was not enough, I wanted to learn more about how to heal people and I searched for an approach which used energetic healing with depth, which enabled a fuller understanding of what a person needs to heal and why, which took me to shamanic healing.

I loved shamanic healing from the beginning, it had the depth I was missing in energy therapy, it enabled the story of the person to develop, which offered a treatment plan. Since I trained in shamanic healing I have been to Peru, Ecuador and Colombia to spend time with shamans and to connect with plant medicine.

I have written a book based on my experience and how I work, titled a rhythm for wellbeing: A therapist reflects, available early 2024. 

What we can offer you

Today I integrates all three approaches, a unified theory which I have called soulistic shamanic psychotherapy, which I use on both humans and animals. I offer individual and group sessions for healing and for teaching. I work both in person and online, depending on your needs.

I have worked with and taught individuals and groups in the UK and further afield, including, the Netherlands, South Sudan, Kenya, Poland, Canada, the USA.

I teach a shamanic practitioner and personal transformation course, for those who want to heal other people or for their own development. I have taught the course in the UK and in Lithuania and given talks which you can find on youtube.

I offer free introductory days for people who wish to know more about how I work, and whether shamanic healing is for them. See the resource page for links and for other free resources.

I offer experiential days, I love working with groups doing experiential days, who knows what will emerge, they are fun, creative, meaningful and poignant, with people working at depth, enabling them to remove shackles and become who they are.

I have have a deep love of animals, I both work with many spirit animals in our practice, particularly the polar bear and woolly mammoth. My shamanic name is Night Owl and I offer healing for animals; I love to hear what they have to say!

Today, I live on the Nottinghamshire / Derbyshire border with my three bassets and a miniature dachshund, who make me laugh every day.


  • Certificate in Shamanic healing
  • Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
  • Masters in Psychological Counselling
  • PG Dip Gestalt Studies
  • PGCert in Inter-Professional Education
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • EMDR Level 2
  • Certificate in Energy Therapy
  • Certificate in Animal Assisted Therapy

Professional Body memberships and accreditations

  • British Association of the Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) – accredited
  • A Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

About Sharon

Sharon is dedicated to helping individuals on their spiritual journey. As a tarot reader, medium, and shamanic healer with over 20 years of experience, I use ancient and holistic techniques to help people connect with their higher self. My practice includes communicating with spirits, past life regression, and soul retrieval. With a compassionate and empathetic approach, I create a safe and sacred space for individuals to explore their spiritual path and discover their life’s purpose.

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Sharon is dedicated to providing a transformative experience for all seekers of metaphysical wisdom. Whether you’re seeking guidance through psychic readings, tarot cards, or connecting with loved ones through mediumship, we are here to support you on your journey.  Join our community today and embark on a path of self-discovery and enlightenment. Stay connected with us to receive exclusive offers and discounts!

Her website and contact details are: www.motherofthemoon.co.uk

Jillian Schofield