Sharon Abel

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Burry Port, Sir Gaerfyrddin, SA16
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About me

Integrative Counsellor and Couples Counsellor- MBACP, BA (Hons), FdA, HNC

Trauma and attachment focused therapy - PTSD- Complex Trauma - Transactional Analysis -Creative Inner Child work - Solution Focused Brief Therapy - Pre-trial Therapy - Brainspotting - Couples Counselling

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A bit about how I work

I offer Integrative Counselling to adults, and my modality is based on a Humanistic approach.

I mainly work with clients who have experienced trauma. This can be due to single traumatic events leading to PTSD, or Complex Trauma developed through a series of related traumatic events. A trauma focused approach to therapy has proved beneficial for those who are survivors of sexual abuse, domestic abuse, interpersonal violence; or those who have experienced or witness a sudden traumatic event, such as an accident, incident or bereavement.

Trauma symptoms can include flashbacks, panic attacks, hypervigilance, dissociation, nightmares, irritability and anxiety. In order to cope with this, individuals often develop negative coping strategies. 

The type of counselling I use would be tailored to your needs and preferences. This can also be done through using creative strategies such as art, craft, narrative and writing. Creative strategies work well when doing inner child work, to help explore attachments and core needs in order to develop self-esteem, self-worth and self-compassion.

I can also offer short term counselling using a Solution Focused approach. This can be useful if you experience a challenging life event such as a relationship breakdown, illness, disability, redundancy, retirement etc.

I'm able to incorporate Brainspotting (BSP) therapy . This is a Neuro-experiential approach to combining brain and sensory attunement. BSP can be used for trauma processing and has also proved beneficial to sports people, performers and public speakers to overcome issues such as focal dystonia, anxiety or lack of confidence.

I offer couples counselling to help build good communication and strengthen relationships.

Training, qualifications & experience

FdA Counselling

BA (Hons) Health and Social Care

Advanced Certificate in Couples Therapy

HNC Care Management, Brainspotting, Rewind Therapy, NLP Practitioner, Life Coaching cert, Art Therapy cert. 

  • Working safely with Trauma
  • Working with survivors of Sexual Abuse/Violence - Level 3
  • IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor)
  • Working with Dissociative Disorders
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
  • Safeguarding

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Couples Counselling

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£40.00 - £75.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

I am able to offer face-to-face sessions from my private practice in Burry Port. I also offer counselling online.

  • Initial Assessment - £40 (30-50mins)
  • Face to Face per 50 min session - £50
  • Online per 50 min session - £50
  • Couples Initial Assessment - £65
  • Couples Counselling per 50 mins - £75 (face to face) 

I offer a concessionary rate of £45 (for first 6 sessions) for:

  • UK Armed Forces Veteran Card Holders
  • Individual referred through organisations supporting survivors of sexual violence or domestic violence

*Please note, there is no charge for initial enquiries. Please feel free to get in touch and find out more.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Burry Port, Sir Gaerfyrddin, SA16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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