Sharon Abel

Sharon Abel

Registered Member MBACP

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Phone number
078716 34126

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Therapist - Burry Port

Burry Port SA16
078716 34126
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

-BA (Hons) Health & Social Care,  FdA in  Integrative Counselling,  HNC ,   Advanced cert in Couples Therapy -

Hello, and thank you for viewing my profile. This is a positive first step to seeking help through talking therapy.

I offer Integrative Counselling to adults, and my modality is based on a Humanistic and Positive Psychology 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 witnessed 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 through using creative strategies such as art, craft, narrative or written.

I can also offer short term counselling using Solution Focused Therapy; usually 1- 6 sessions. This works well for those who are facing a life challenge such as relationship breakdown, illness or disability, redundancy, retirement etc. 

I am able to integrate Brainspotting Therapy (BSP), which is a Neuro-experiential approach to attuning the brain and sensory experience. Often used to process trauma, BSP has also proved beneficial for sports people, performers and public speakers who have had issues such as Focal Dystonia, anxiety or lack of confidence. 

Rewind Therapy can be useful to use within sessions to process trauma and also to reduce or eliminate phobias.

I offer Couples Counselling to develop communication and strengthening of the relationship.

Practice description

My private practice - Tend2Mind- is based in Burry Port for face to face sessions. I'm also able to offer online sessions.

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

Face to Face Sessions are priced at £50 for 50 mins

Online sessions are priced at £50 for 50 mins

Couples Sessions are priced at £75 for 50 mins

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

 -Individuals referred through organisations supporting survivors of sexual violence or domestic violence.

-UK Armed Forces Veteran Card Holders.

My first session

I would invite you for an Initial Assessment session, lasting 30-50 minutes. This is to gather information about you and what you may need from Counselling. Together, we would plan a way forward. We would go over our client/counsellor agreement.

This is priced at £40 for individuals

Couples Initial Assessment  - £65

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Narrative therapy, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Languages spoken