Sharon Parry

Sharon Parry

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Pontypridd

Pontypridd CF38
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am an integrative BACP registered therapist and a member of its coaching division. I have over 10 years’ experience working in mental health services, which includes working in mental health charities including Mind and New pathways. I have also worked as a therapist for the NHS service for high risk eating disorders (SHED) and as a Clinical Assistant for the Dyscovery Centre (University of South Wales) assisting Psychologists , Psychiatrists and other health professionals within a diagnostic and support service for adults and children suspected or having a Neurodevelopment disorder. 

Practice description

Description of Service.

I am a Health and Wellbeing Therapeutic Coach that enables people to increase their ability to self-manage, increase commitment, and enable them to change their lifestyles. A health coach is a supportive mentor who helps their clients make healthy lifestyle choices to improve their overall wellness.

I work mainly as a person-centred therapist but integrate other approaches that may be useful to the individual to achieve their desired outcome. This may involve psychoeducation, solution focused therapy , CBT, and NLP. Person centred therapy. Coaching is about change and action. The core purpose of coaching is to increase self-awareness, whereas counselling is reparative in nature , we look at how trauma narratives of the past may be impacting on the ‘ here and now’. Therapy heals the root, that creates the strong foundation to build upon.

Have the last few years been challenging for you? You may have found that you are more concerned about your mental health and well-being. 

• Have you developed unhealthy eating patterns?

• Have you developed maladaptive coping mechanisms to manage your anxiety?

• Do you use food to regulate your emotions, and want to understand why?

• Would you like to understand more about health and well-being and how this can impact on longevity and disease?

• Have you received a diagnosis of fibromyalgia and/or long COVID and would like that improve symptoms?

• Do you find it hard to motivate yourself to take exercise?

• Are you worried about your future health and having lots of uncertainties about the future.

I am not a nutritionist or physician , so please consult your doctor before undertaking a change to your diet or medication . As a health coach it is my responsibility to look into different aspects that may be impacting on unhealthy choices such as relationships, beliefs, poor sleep, lack of exercise and maladaptive eating patterns. 

What I can help with

Anxiety, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Development coaching, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Life coaching, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Narrative therapy, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Email therapy, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Text therapy

Languages spoken