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Sharon Abel – Integrative Counsellor

BA(Hons), FdA, HNC

sharon.abel-waldman@tend2mind.co.uk

Tel: 078716 34126

Major life changes or challenges can include: Bereavement and Loss, Relationship breakdown, Illness or Disability, Incident, Accident, Redundancy, Retirement…..

Hello,

I offer integrative counselling to adults, and my modality is based on a Humanistic approach.

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

Trauma symptoms can include flashbacks, panic attacks, hypervigilance, dissociation, anxiety, nightmares, insomnia and irritability. 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.

“The act of creating distracts both the conscious and the unconscious mind….helping create a coherent trauma narrative”

Art -Therapy- Now

Sessions can be on a short term or long term basis. I can incorporate solution focused brief therapy for a shorter amount of session, usually 1 -6.

I am able to offer pre-trial therapy, and this is for a maximum of 6 sessions.

“The first goal of trauma recovery should and must be to improve your quality of life on a daily basis.”

– Bebette Rothshchild