Sarah Child MBACP Dip Coun
Welcome to my counselling space in the "west-end" of Worthing town centre. I am an experienced integrative counsellor, and can help with anxiety, bereavement, relationship problems, LGBT issues, living with illness, or disability. Unhappy feelings, difficulties with relationships, life events, or loss can become overwhelming. Seeking help takes courage. So when you start counselling, I will be non-judgemental, and respectful of your individuality. We shall be working together for your benefit.
Becoming a counsellor has grown out of personal development and meditation practice. Counselling gave me the support I needed to turn my life around, many years ago. Training has deepened my ability to attune to others' needs and feelings.
Many years past, I lived abroad and so enjoy different cultures, and am deeply interested in different religions.
I worked as a volunteer counsellor from 2005 and after extensive training was awarded the Diploma in Integrative Counselling in 2011, at Wealden College, Crowborough.
How I work
As a humanistic integrative counsellor, I work for you to reach for your own strength or solutions. There are certain ingredients that make this possible. Confidentiality and a feeling of trust are very importamt. The counsellor needs to respond skilfully to you with understanding, empathy, and focus.
A short course of counselling will work in a focussed way around an issue, to find a realistic solution
A longer course allows us to address life's obstacles more profoundly and long term therapy will help you change in a lasting way. Naturally that does not happen overnight. A graduated process of ongoing counselling supported by an experienced counsellor makes it happen.
Whatever is bothering you, feel free to meet me for an introductory session to discuss, or explore your needs, feelings and thoughts.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP approved Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling 2011
Certificate in Counselling Skills 2003
Alcohol Counsellor for Action for Change Organisation 2005-2009
Counsellor for Brighton Women's Centre 2008-10
Counsellor for Age Concern 2009-2012
Bereavement work for Cruse 2015 ongoing
Accreditation in process
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Free first half hour. This may be over the phone, or in the counselling room. I understand that seeking a counsellor can be a daunting prospect and I want my client to feel comfortable and at ease. My fee for an introductory 50 minute session is £20.00, this is an opportunity for us to meet, discuss your needs and consider if and how we can work together.
The standard fee for a counselling session is £40
Students fee £30. Concessionary rate is available for those with low income.
Short or long term counselling is available.
The practice is conveniently positioned near Worthing town centre.
Parking is free nearby (5 minutes walk) Please contact me for info about parking in the street (metered)
and public transport.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays, including some evenings
Types of client