Sarah Heap MSc. Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred) EMDR

Sarah Heap MSc.  Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred) EMDR

Whitstable
Kent
CT5

01227 278528 / 07754 882883

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Whitstable
Kent
CT5

01227 278528 / 07754 882883

About me

I am an experienced, warm and sensitive counsellor and accredited EMDR practitioner.
I offer a confidential, non-judgmental and supportive environment that enables the opportunity for clients to talk through and resolve issues and concerns.
I support clients in exploring and understanding their situation, and in finding ways to move forward.
I work with clients to draw upon their strengths and resources in developing understanding and overcoming problems, and to make any changes that they want in their life.

I am experienced in working with adults, children, adolescents and families. I am available for counselling on week days and some evenings.

  • Some problems suit a counselling approach, however, traumatic life events can become stuck and it can be difficult to move forward. Trauma related problems and anxiety may be more effectively resolved using EMDR.
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a psychological treatment to help people recover from distressing events and trauma. I can offer EMDR with counselling when appropriate because some problems can be more effectively resolved through EMDR (See below)

I am easily accessible by car, a minutes walk from a bus stop and 15 minutes walk from the train station.

If you have any questions or would like to book an initial consultation please call or send an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor (qualified 2013) and a fully qualified and accredited EMDR practitioner (2008). I am also qualified to use EMDR with children and young people.

My code of ethics is governed by the BACP, which I am an accredited member of, and an accredited member of EMDR Association UK and Ireland.

In addition to my current private counselling practice, I work as a counsellor in a secondary school and for an Employee Assistance Programme. I am also train counsellors.

I have 30 years experience of supportive and therapeutic work with a variety of client groups and have worked as a counsellor since 2001 with a number of organisations with individual adults, couples, families, children and adolescents.

I have undertaken continuous professional development study in working with post-traumatic stress, cognitive-behavioural therapy, systemic family therapy, Eco-therapy, Mindfulness, stress management, counselling survivors of sexual abuse, domestic violence, counselling children and adolescents, parenting approaches and running groups.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have worked with most areas of counselling including stress, abuse, phobias, anger, self esteem, anxiety, depression, relationships, personal development, spirituality, childhood abuse (emotional, physical and sexual), domestic violence, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours, abortion, bereavement and loss, traumatic incidents, self-harm and suicide attempt and ideation.

Fees

Fees for Counselling and EMDR. are £50 per session
Session are for 50 minutes.

Further information

During an initial consultation we can discuss your concerns and issues, your hopes for counselling and how we can work together. Ongoing sessions will be typically once a week.

If you have any questions or would like to book an initial consultation please call or send an email.

As an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I adhere to the BACPs Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. My practice is confidential and respectful of ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, politics, culture or nationality.


What is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a psychological treatment to help people recover from distressing events and trauma.
EMDR aims to change how people feel about their traumatic memories. It helps people to develop more positive emotions, behaviour and thoughts and to feel that the memory is no long disturbing.
EMDR appears to directly stimulate the brain's ability to digest past traumatic events and works effectively and quickly to heal the wounds that are left on the emotional brain.

  • EMDR is an approach that is effective for the treatment of traumatic memories. It has been widely validated by research and is recognised by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) as the treatment of choice for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
  • EMDR works in a way that seems to accelerate the processes for resolving certain issues so that in many instances people are seen to have resolved certain issues in a much shorter time than through talking therapy/counselling alone.
  • EMDR has also been shown to be effective in treating more chronic problems such as anxiety, stress, phobias, addictions and lack of self confidence.
  • EMDR is also remarkably effective in the treatment of people who have suffered trauma such as ongoing childhood abuse, although this may require more extensive therapeutic time.

For further information and an explanation of EMDR visit www.emdrassociation.org.uk

Sarah Heap works as a counsellor and EMDR practitioner through Quiet Mind Ltd

Quiet Mind Limited. is registered at UK Companies House (number 8461204) and has its Registered Office: 149-151 Mortimer Street, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5HA

Director: Sarah Heap


Maps & Directions

Whitstable, CT5

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: No

Availability

Weekdays and some evenings

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Employee Assistance Programme
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