Sarah Davenport MBACP (Dip Couns)
Broadstone Business Centre
19(b) Moor Road
Hello and welcome to my profile. We all experience emotional difficulties during our lives but when we realise that we are no longer coping well or not recovering from these difficulties it may be time to seek counselling. Counselling can help to bring about change or enable recovery if you are stuck in destructive patterns of behaviour or thinking, or are unable to leave the past behind.
I am an experienced counsellor and can offer the opportunity for you to explore your problems with someone who is neutral, non-judgemental and who will listen to you in a way that may not have happened before. My style is compassionate and engaging as therapy is fundamentally about developing trust in order to enable you to make changes. We will remain focused on your problems whilst allowing time to fully explore what is causing the unhappiness or difficulties in your life.
My private practice is based in a quiet, relaxing, discreet room in Broadstone with free parking in the surrounding roads. For more information about where to find me, see my room find out more about counselling and frequently asked questions please click on my website link (above).
I offer both short-term counselling and longer term, open ended, one to one counselling for young people and adults. I also offer counselling for trainee counsellors. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I am a founder member of Broadstone Counselling (www.broadstonecounselling.co.uk)
I welcome trainee counsellors looking to do your 40 hours of personal therapy. I feel it is important to offer discounted counselling to enable you to identify and work through your own issues. You are the client, building a therapeutic relationship and dedicating 40 hours to work and reflect on your self, your problems and look at what you would like to be different. It's important to do this work on yourself because when issues come up with your clients that resonate with you, you will be able to recognise what are your issues and what belongs to the client. It means you can put your stuff aside in that moment and be fully engaged with your client. You will also do a huge amount of personal development which can help you shed past pain, understand why you behave in certain ways and lead to you being happier. Please contact me if this appeals to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Higher diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person Centred Therapy)
Certificate of proficiency (BACP)
BACP Register Number 071519
- Working relationally with survivors of childhood sexual abuse and complex trauma - delivered by Christiane Sanderson (2017)
- Stalking Training by You First (integrated domestic abuse service) (2017)
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (2016)
- Counselling for depression (2015)
- Abuse within adolescent relationships (2014)
- Compassion Focused Therapy (2014)
- Art therapy (2014)
- Working with self harm (2014)
- Domestic violence/abuse and the MARAC process (2013)
I am committed to remaining current in my work and attend regular seminars and conferences.
I have been in private practice since April 2014 offering counselling for a wide range of problems including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship and family difficulties, OCD, bereavement, problems affecting teenagers and domestic violence and abuse.
Before setting up my practice I spent 3 years at Poole Domestic Abuse Project counselling the survivors of domestic violence and abuse and also worked as a volunteer for Victim Support.
I have had specialist training in working with people affected by domestic and sexual violence and for teenagers in controlling and abusive relationships. I attend regular conferences as a member of the Southern Western Dorset Domestic Violence and Abuse Forum and the Safer Poole Partnership. These conferences have included raising awareness of issues surrounding the grooming of children and young people, managing the risk for people involved in prostitution, tackling sexual violence, forced marriage, coercive control and so called honour based violence.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Coping with and working through the experience of domestic violence and abuse
Respectful and healthy relationships between teenagers
Controlling and coercive relationships
Domestic abuse and violence within teenage relationships
Teenagers struggling with the pressure of school/teenage life
Sessions are £40 each and last for 50 minutes.
An initial consultation is £15 for 50 minutes.
I offer a reduced fee of £25 per session for the 40 hours of personal therapy required by trainee counsellors with a fee of £10 for the intial 50 minute consultation.
I have extensive experience in counselling the survivors of domestic violence and abuse. I have found that much of this work is in helping clients to understand and come to terms with what has happened to them so that they can rebuild their lives and start to be able to trust people and their own judgement again. Often clients feel that they have lost their identity as they have been worn down with the abuse and we can work together to discover who you were and look at who you would like to be. This is usually long term work to enable us to carefully and compassionately explore what has happened and to hopefully let go of your past enough to enable you to live the way you choose.
I also have experience of counselling teenagers who have been in violent, controlling and coercive relationships.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evenings.
Types of client