Sara Lindsay MBACP Accred, Dip Sup: Humanistic Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor
36 Hodgson Gardens
07751 316953 / 07751 316953
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
- 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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
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My session fee for a full hour (not 50 mins) is £45.
I accept cash, cheque or direct transfer.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Thursday, daytime and evening appointments £45 for the full hour (not 50 mins)
Types of client
|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. .View supervision profile