Sarah Clarke MBACP
With 9 years of experience, I have worked with clients within a variety of settings. My practice has included working in a Counselling capacity with the following groups: students within a University setting, survivors of sexual abuse, women within domestic violence and within an employee assistance program. I am passionate about helping people through difficult times in their life and to reach their full potential. I aim to make Counselling accessible and affordable with some reduced fee spaces available.
How I will work with you
I am able to offer you a non-judgemental approach within a professional, therapeutic relationship. I hold a personal belief that with the correct support, understanding and a nurturing relationship, together we are all able to make changes. First, we must gain insight and understanding.
My therapeutic approach is Psychodynamic, meaning I focus on the effects that past events have in the present and together we can work to understand any unconscious processes which are causing you inner conflict. Although my core approach is Psychodynamic I am equally flexible to draw on other approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Solution Focused brief therapy - this enables us to focus closely on a particular difficulty such as OCD or Anxiety/Depression etc.
How to get started
Please contact me via telephone or email to arrange an assessment consultation. I offer a reduced fee for this initial meeting to give us the opportunity to explore what has brought you to counselling.
Together we will find a solution that suits your personal circumstances and within a suitable timescale that you can commit to. I can also offer brief therapy for those who are restricted by time or finances.
My work with you will be proactive and I am able to use a variety of tools to help you create the change you are seeking. Please do not hesitate to call to discuss making an assessment appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in counselling gained at the University of Leicester and I am a member of the BACP.
In addition to my counselling experience, I have worked with looked after children and their carers. I have experience within domestic violence services. I have also worked with survivors of trauma and sexual abuse. Experience of working with adults infected and affected with HIV/AIDS.
My working background and qualifications
I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor, trained at the University of Leicester. I have been in practice since 2008, both in private practice and within organisational settings, such as; employee assistance program offering counselling to employees from a wide range of services including the NHS for GPs and many corporate settings.
Previous to this work I completed my training hours as a counsellor at the Leicester Counselling Service and a charity service offering counselling for male survivors of sexual abuse. I have worked with a wide range of presenting issues.
Previous to becoming a Counsellor I worked in a variety of social care and health settings which has given me direct experience of the issues people face day to day when life becomes difficult. Some examples of my work include: Children and young people's services within mental health, foster care and adoption, domestic violence, HIV and sexual health service including testing and giving counselling and advice and many other pockets of work within these services.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Each session lasts for 50 minutes
Face to face counselling: £35
Telephone counselling: £30
Please be assured you may leave a confidential message either by phone or email. If I do not answer your call please leave a message leaving your contact details and a time you will be available and I will call you back. After your initial contact, we will be able to arrange an appointment for us to meet and discuss what brings you to counselling in more detail.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Various times throughout the day, evening and weekends
Types of client