About me

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

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

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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 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 provide 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.

Training, qualifications & experience

FdA Counselling

BA (Hons) Health and Social Care

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

  • Working safely with Trauma
  • Working in sexual violence settings
  • IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor)
  • Working with Dissociative Disorders
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • ASSIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
  • Safeguarding

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Fees

Additional information

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

  • Initial Assessment - £25 (30-50mins)
  • Face to Face per 1hr session - £45
  • Online per 1hr session - £40

I offer a concessionary rate of £35 for:

  • Student Card Holders
  • Frontline Blue Light Card Holders
  • UK Armed Forces Veteran Card Holders
  • Individual referred through organisations supporting survivors of sexual violence or domestic violence
  • Individuals referred through organisations requesting pre-trial therapy.

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

  • If you would like to know more about Brainspotting sessions, I am happy to discuss this with you. A 1 hour session is priced at £55. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Burry Port
Sir Gaerfyrddin
SA16

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom
Sharon Abel

Sharon Abel