Sara Warner MBACP
Professional, focussed, safe, and confidential counselling attuned to your needs. I am an experienced, BACP registered, counsellor with a private practice in Lewes offering therapy for adults and teenagers, with a free initial 30 minute consultation. I work from home and also at Intrinsic Health in the centre of Lewes. I also work as an NHS Health coach.
Issues I have helped my clients with include:
- anxiety, depression, stress and, self-blame
- issues around relationships including divorce
- past sexual trauma, psychological, and physical abuse
- low self-confidence and negative life events
- feeling stuck
- self harm
- eating disorders
- borderline personality disorder
- trauma and childhood abuse
- boarding school issues
- work-related issues
I work as an integrative counsellor which means I am trained in a number of different methods including Person centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Mindfulness that are proven to be effective. Although I am not a CBT therapist I do use CBT techniques for some issues.
Counselling is a collaborative process and I will work with you to identify what it is you want from the process so that we can have a focus for our work together. I will facilitate you to get in touch with what is truly important and meaningful to you and share theory, and offer feedback if I think that would be useful to you. At every stage of the process you will decide how far and where you want to go.
I am experienced in working both short and long term. It will be up to you to decide how many sessions you want.
I offer a free initial 30 minute session so you can meet me and I can explain how I work since there is extensive research saying that it is the relationship between you and your counsellor that has one of the greatest impacts on the success of the work you do in therapy. I am also always happy to have a brief initial conversation on the telephone or answer any questions by email.
For more information about me, my practice, and the counselling process please see my website - there is a link at the top right of this page. I have a Facebook page (Sara Warner Counselling and Therapy Lewes) with links to useful resources.
All calls and messages are confidential.
"She was always respectful and provided a warm atmosphere so that I felt at ease."
"Made me feel more confident about myself with the ability to voice how I feel."
"She "got" me and because of this I feel the counselling was extremely successful."
"Lead me to repair, restore and enjoy my world."
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and hold a BACP postgraduate Diploma in Counselling. I support my practice through regular supervision and training and development.
I am also a qualified yoga teacher and worked as a solicitor for many years.
I currently work in private practice in Lewes, as an NHS health coach, and teach yoga.
I am fully insured.
I have completed Adult and Child Safeguarding training with CRI (2014) and additional child Safeguarding training with Dialogue (2015), suicide prevention training with ASIST (2015), working with men's issues with Psychotherapy Excellence (2015) and specialist trauma training at Wealden college (2013-4) , Summerhayes Counselling (2012) and Psychotherapy Excellence (2016). I have also undertaken training in working with sexual violence and domestic abuse (Summerhayes 2013 and BACP 2016), working with alcohol dependent clients and their significant others with Action for Change (2012) and CRI (2014) and have a TA (Transactional Analysis) 101 Certificate (2012).
I have many years of experience and training in working with the body and the breath, meditation, and mindfulness having qualified as a yoga teacher in 2005.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
I charge £45 for a 50 minute session and have a few spaces available at a reduced fee for Diploma students or those who unable to pay the full fee.
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