Sharon Lees | Accredited Counsellor | Ceredigion | NCS

Sharon Lees

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS17-04227

Location: Ceredigion

Key Worker CounsellingMates in Mind
CYPT

My vision as a qualified counsellor and hypnotherapist is to serve the individual needs of each client and in turn create a world where trauma and anxiety are healed in a more compassionate way that leaves you, the client, feeling in control of your own healing. It is my belief that trauma and anxiety cannot be healed by talking alone and a more diverse, holistic approach brings with it a more compassionate way of healing which brings a real difference to the lives of clients.
I’m different from other counsellors because I have a knowledge and understanding of energy and how that energy works on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. I have been practising Reiki since 2008 and had over 10 years of experience of teaching in this area. Knowledge of this along with recent training on the polyvagal theory means that I can help clients to learn how to coregulate their own nervous system so that trauma and anxiety can be worked through in a safe therapeutic environment.
I chose this path because someone very close to me has a serious mental health illness along with a diagnosis of autism. There was very little choice of counsellors out there who were willing to work with my loved one on a holistic level. What he really needed was an approach which was more creative, where he could walk and talk with the therapist out in nature so he did not feel intimidated being in a closed room where his anxiety levels would inevitably rise. My loved one missed their needs being met in therapy because nobody was willing to think outside the box of what was thought of as traditional therapy.
I believe that if a client is paying for a service, they should have a say in how they want their needs met and be offered a broader range of options. If you wish to choose the traditional way (and most clients do), then this is absolutely fine, but if you need something more diverse and therapeutic, you have the option to access this type of therapy with me.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Prof.Dip Psy C
    Chrysalis Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills Hyp CS
    I have been a Bereavement volunteer for Cruse since 2018 and have completed their specific Bereavement training.
    During 2020 I have done CPD training in these areas:
    Emotional abuse and narcissism

    Treating sufferers of IBS
    Working with clients with Autism
    Polyvagal theory
    Adult survivors of child sexual abuse
    Weight loss
    Working with the inner child
    In 2021 I trained in:
    NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
    EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
    Hypnobirthing and Pregnancy
    Eating disorders
    In 2022:
    Working with children and adolescents mental health
    Trauma, Autism and ADHD CPD training
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Childbirth: fertility
    • Childbirth: labour
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Children / teenagers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Sporting performance
    • Start exercising
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Tinnitus
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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