Sara Lindsay MBACP Accred, Dip Sup: Humanistic Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor

Sara Lindsay MBACP Accred, Dip Sup: Humanistic Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor

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36 Hodgson Gardens
Weylea Farm
Burpham
Guildford
Surrey
GU4 7YS

07751 316953 / 07751 316953

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36 Hodgson Gardens
Weylea Farm
Burpham
Guildford
Surrey
GU4 7YS

07751 316953 / 07751 316953

About me


Finding a counsellor may feel scary and a bit daunting, but you've taken the first step to making the change in your life you want to. 
You may be feeling unhappy, confused, dis-satisfied, upset about aspects of your life, but everything you've tried hasn't brought the change you've wanted?   Read on...

What drew me to counselling was a sense of just how much our personal history and modern life takes out of us, and I wanted to find a way of redressing that balance for others. 


I am a BACP accredited  counsellor with 11 years experience working in the Guildford area.
I offer daytime and evening appointments in my private, comfortable, relaxed, ground floor office in my house, that opens out onto my garden.  (see a picture of my office below)


I work on a 1-1 or couples basis, short-term and long-term, face-to-face/Skype/phone.

I aim to get an accurate sense of what life is like for you, so together we can work towards the solution to your problem, and find the change you want to make.   This would happen through:
forming a good, solid working [partnership; really listening to you; helping you through knowledge; objective perspective; feedback and utilising all the psychological models at my disposal for your benefit.

Above all, you'll know that you don't have to face your problems alone anymore.

Being a trusted professional is important for me and the counselling industry as a whole, so I continue to train and invest in my skills and expertise for your benefit.

Clinical Supervision & Professional Trainer:

Please see my supervision page for details of what I offer as a clinical supervisor.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and have been practicing for almost 11 years now.
  • I am accredited by the BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists)
  • My career and experience to date includes:
  • anxiety and stress
  • depression
  • redundancy & career issues,
  • relationship issues/couples counselling, I have a special interest in working with LGBT couples
  • addictions and substance misuse
  • trauma symptoms & Post-Traumatic Stress
  • bereavement and terminal illness,
  • counselling for counselling students as part of your training course


My career history in a nutshell:

Worked as a counsellor for hospices and holistic care centre for cancer patients. 
I have been a counselling tutor at a local college.
Counselled male prisoners in the Surrey area for alcohol and drug issues for RAPt (Rehabilitiation of Addicted Prisoners Trust) . 
I have worked for RAPt providing tutoring and training for their students and counsellors. I enjoy learning from others!

I am now completely self-employed as counsellor, supervisor and free-lance trainer offering Continuing Professional Development for other counsellors and psychotherapists.  Please visit this site for further details: www.cpdsoutheast.co.uk

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have worked significantly with:
- relationship issues,
- bereavement, terminal illness issues,
- addictions, and also with offenders in a local men's prison.

I have a special interest in working with LGBT couples therapeutically.

However, every issue my clients bring to me are important and significant, and I value all the work I have done over the years.

Photos & videos

  • Sara Lindsay MBACP Accred, Dip Sup: Humanistic Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor image 1
  • My practice room

Fees

My session fee for a full hour (not 50 mins) is £45.  

I accept cash, cheque or direct transfer.

Further information

My residence is easily accessed from the A3 and is near Guildford, London Road and Clandon railway stations.  The surrounding neighbourhoods of:
Merrow, Clandon, Godalming, Woking, Jacobs Well, Weybridge, Milford, Effingham, Horsley, Cobham, Bramley and Shalford are all within easy reach of Burpham. 

The no. 36, 37 buses run past my house on a regular basis from central Guildford.

There is plenty of parking outside the house.

Maps & Directions

Guildford, GU4 7YS

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: n/a

Availability

Monday to Thursday, daytime and evening appointments £45 for the full hour (not 50 mins)

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

You may be looking to work with your first clinical supervisor, or perhaps you are looking for someone different to work with?  Either way, I hope to offer you a solid, honest and a mutually beneficial working relationship, with a balance of support and challenge to help you work to the best of your ability with your valuable clients. .

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