Sharon Edwards

Sharon Edwards


Registered Member MBACP

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Phone number
07811145567

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Therapist - Cardigan, Fishguard, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire

Cardigan, Fishguard, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA41
07811145567
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

AVAILABILITY:

I offer face to face therapy in Fishguard, West Wales or online throughout the UK.

If you can’t always travel to your session, I can offer a blend of face to face and online work.

My session times are:

Monday 12 pm – 6 pm

Tuesday 12 pm – 6 pm

Wednesday 12 pm and 6 pm

To book your session, please either call 07811145567 or email sharon@towardswellbeing.co.uk

About me and my therapy practice

Welcome to my BACP profile. I work with individuals over the age of 18.

Finding life difficult is part of being human but there are times when these feelings can become overwhelming. Anxiety,  bereavement and grief, relationship issues,  low mood, low self-esteem, life transitions such as menopause or a sense of stuckness are just some of the more challenging aspects of what life can feel like every now and then. There is no shame in finding things difficult and during these periods, it can be good to talk to an objective and experienced therapist. 

Seeking counselling support and finding a counsellor that feels ‘right’, can be a daunting experience. Despite this potential initial hurdle, accessing therapeutic support is a positive and courageous first step towards helping yourself move forward in the direction of your choice. It’s OK to admit to needing a helping hand.

I offer a professional and ethical counselling service to explore your current issues. I will not judge you or tell you what to do but will gently and compassionately help you find your way and make sense of what is right for you. My role is not to give advice but rather to support you in your journey. Sharing your experience in a confidential, safe, warm, and trusting environment can help to lighten the load when it becomes too uncomfortable to carry alone. Gaining an understanding of why we think and behave in certain ways can often be a fundamental part of changing how we present ourselves to the world.

Each session will be led by you and at a pace which feels comfortable. I value the notion that the therapeutic relationship is a collaborative one, it is a place from which we can work together to explore your feelings and emotions within a supportive setting and to take the first steps towards self-healing and growth.

Practice description

I am an experienced counsellor, and the cornerstone of my practice is rooted within the Person-centred approach and Humanistic values. To compliment this, my training, knowledge, and experience allows me to offer an integrative slant that can be tailored to the individual needs of the client. Accredited by the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I adhere to their ethical frameworks. In addition to my private practice, I am an assessor and volunteer counsellor for Pembrokeshire Counselling Service and a Bereavement Support Volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care. In accordance with my commitment to clients, ethics, and good practice, I receive monthly supervision to support my work.


QUALIFICATIONS

. BA (Hons) Counselling First Class – BACP Accredited Course

. FdA Integrative Counselling with Distinction – BACP Accredited Course

. Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (ABNLP Accredited)

. Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills

. Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

. Transactional Analysis 101 – UKATA

. Cruse Bereavement Support Training

. SEREN training: Understanding the Impact of Sexual Abuse and Working Safely and Sensitively with Survivors

. ASIST – Suicide Intervention Training

. Rewind Technique


In accordance with my ethical obligations to the BACP and the NCPS, I invest in Continuing Professional Development to expand my knowledge and to build my existing skills on an ongoing basis.

I am registered with ICO for GDPR regulation. I hold an enhanced certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and have public liability insurance.

My first session

This initial meeting gives us the opportunity to ensure we’re a good fit. During the first session there will be some paperwork and assessments to complete, and this important process will allow me to understand where you are starting from and where you would like to reach on your counselling journey.

Feelings of embarrassment and shame can often present barriers to accessing counselling support. With this in the forefront of my mind, I work with warmth, compassion, and care. 

The first session will lead us to decide if we would like to work together. Counselling support lasts as long as you need it, there are no set number of sessions.

Our first meeting will not commit you to further sessions unless you feel it is right for you.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy

Languages spoken

English, Welsh