Sara Kirkpatrick, Humanistic Counsellor, PG Dip, MBACP
64 Wilbury Road
Shoreham & District Mental Health Association
45 Southwick Street
Hello, and welcome to my page. You may be reading this because you are struggling with feelings, thoughts or behaviour patterns that are making life seem hard.
You may be trying to cope with anxiety and panic, depression, low self-esteem, grief, anger or shame. It could also be that you don’t know why you feel the way you do, or have a sense of being out of step with the world. You want to feel better.
At times like this it can be difficult to find perspective on what needs to change for you to feel the way you want to feel within yourself, about your relationships or in working life.
How counselling can help
It can be helpful to talk to someone who is not already involved in your life, in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and confidential space.
Counselling can help you explore what’s happening, notice your patterns and gain new insight on the connections between your experiences and the way you feel and act. This understanding can open up new possibilities for change, offer up new choices, and get you unstuck.
Counselling with me
As a qualified humanistic counsellor, I believe that we all have the capacity for change, and that we are unique individuals who respond to our particular circumstances differently. This means there is no ‘one size fits all’ answer. I will work with you to find the right approach to meet your needs.
I have particular experience working with men and women with anxiety and panic, depression, low self-esteem and childhood neglect / abuse.
I understand that making the decision to come to counselling can be a big step, and there are many therapists to choose from. That is why I offer a free introductory session so we can meet and talk about what you need from your sessions, and how I could help you.
Contact me by email or phone if you would like to know more. Our initial meeting is free. Further sessions cost £35-£45, depending on what you can afford, for 50 minutes. If you have any questions about fees, or anything else, please get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified, BACP registered counsellor offering individual therapy. I hold a post-graduate diploma in Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling from the University of Brighton. In addition to private practice I also work for a local community based counselling service that specialises in depression, stress and anxiety.
My areas of experience include:
- anxiety and panic
- low self esteem
- childhood neglect
- relationship issues
- obsessive behaviours
- grief / loss
- postnatal depression
- infertility / childlessness
- autism / Asperger's
Before working as a counsellor I worked for several years in support services including mental health peer support, women's services, and with people with autism.
I am committed to my Continuous Professional Development, including training courses, workshops and on-going supervision. This is in keeping with the BACP Ethical Framework.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Free initial session of up to 50 minutes to find out more and to see how we could work together.
Further sessions cost £35-£45, depending on what you can afford, for 50 minutes. I may be able to offer limited spaces on reduced rates if you are on a low income, so please ask.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Day time and evening appointments are available, short and long term work
Types of client