Sarah Clark (PGDip, RMBACP) Relate Trained: Couples, Individuals & Families
I do not know what has brought you to look at my profile, but I am guessing that you or someone close to you is:
- Experiencing confusion, sadness, anxiety or fear
- Facing a dilemma or attempting to make a decision
- Dealing with illness or bereavement
You may have been grappling with the situation for a while or it may just have come upon you, but the fact that you are visiting this website tells me you would like some help and support exploring what you are experiencing.
If you choose to contact me, I will listen and talk to you with respect, honesty and compassion. We will speak in strictest confidence unless (in accordance with the BACP Code of Ethics that I adhere to) someone is at risk of serious harm. My hope is that together we can find a way for you to reach a better understanding of what you are going through and for you to gain some relief from this.
The following information may help you decide whether you would like to contact me:
I am a qualified counsellor with 25 years of experience working with people going through difficult times – initially as a Social Worker working in Adult Social Care and for the past 10 years as a Counsellor.
Trained with Relate (The Relationship People), I work with Individuals, Couples & Families, believing that each person, couple or family has their own unique experience of life and their own understanding of what it is that brings them to see me.
I work with people whatever gender, race, sexuality or class they may identify as, whatever their physical or mental health or disability, whatever religion they may or may not follow.
Rather than working from just one theoretical approach, I am committed to using the range of knowledge and techniques I have gained from my years of training & experience. I tailor these to the individual, couple or family I am talking with and to what is troubling them.
My overall practice, however, is guided by the integration of Systemic and Psychodynamic Theory, including Attachment Theory. Put simply, this means that I am curious about what is happening to you at present as well as what experiences you may have had in childhood and in your life up till now. I also use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques and am interested in how our brains respond to the good and the bad that happens to us.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as a Counsellor for Relate, primarily with couples, since 2005
I have worked as a Counsellor in an NHS funded service, primarily with individuals, since 2015
I worked as a Social Worker in Adult Care from 1991-2013, in a hospital, in a hospice & in the community
Postgraduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy - Relate Institute
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Postgraduate Certificate in Couple & Individual Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy - Tavistock Centre For Couple Relationships
Graduate Certificate Foundation in Couple Counselling - Relate Institute
Modular Certificate in Fundamentals of Psychotherapy and Counselling - Regents College
CQSW and MSc in Social Work
- Domestic Violence & Abuse
- Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
- LGBTQ+ Awareness
- Internet Sex Addiction
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing & The Stages Of Change
- Mental Capacity Act
- Child Protection & Safeguarding
- Adult Protection & Safeguarding
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
An initial 30 minute consultation is free
Individuals: £50.00 per 50 minute session
Couples: £60.00 per 50 minute session
Families: £60.00 per 50 minute session
I do not charge for breaks and holidays that you make me aware of in advance.
However, I do charge the full session fee for cancellations and missed appointments with less than 24 hours notice.
I am a Registered Member of BACP and follow their Code of Ethics.
I receive regular supervision.
I am based in Kennington, Ashford. Free parking on-site is available.
I am happy to work with you for a certain number of sessions or on an open-ended basis - we can discuss what might be most appropriate for you during your consultation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer early morning and evening appointments, particularly on a Thursday.
Types of client