Sarah Clark (PGDip, RMBACP) Relate Trained: Couples, Individuals & Families

Sarah Clark (PGDip, RMBACP)  Relate Trained: Couples, Individuals & Families

Ashford
Kent
TN23

07944 695465

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Ashford
Kent
TN23

07944 695465

About me

Welcome!

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

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

Qualifications

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

Training

  • Domestic Violence & Abuse
  • Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
  • Bereavement
  • LGBTQ+ Awareness
  • Internet Sex Addiction
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Shame
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing & The Stages Of Change
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Child Protection & Safeguarding
  • Adult Protection & Safeguarding

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

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.

Further information

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

Ashford, TN23

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I offer early morning and evening appointments, particularly on a Thursday.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
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