Sarah Davies BSc, DipCouns, MBACP Registered @TALKROOM COUNSELLING
Times are changing and this can cause new problems and challenges for us. From time to time it may be difficult for you to simply get through the day and maybe you feel unable to move forward. You might feel overwhelmed, confused, isolated, depressed, anxious, sad, angry etc or simply 'fed up' and not know which way to turn.
A committed, qualified, experienced and professional counsellor can help you through this troubling time.
In addition to working with adults, I have considerable experience of working with young people as a counsellor in a further education establishment and work with teenagers 13 + in my private work. I have worked with a number of young people with Asperger's with very positive results also.
So, if it is all getting too much or maybe you feel sad, lonely, anxious, depressed or angry and you are finding it hard to resolve these feelings....'Talking therapy' really does help!!!
I am psychodynamically trained, having obtained a Diploma in 2003 and have 10 years counselling experience.
As a non-purist psychodynamic counsellor (who uses elements of other approaches as and when necessary) I have had significant experience of working with:
- relationship issues
- loss & bereavement
- self-esteem and much more.
Together we can explore the roots of the issue; understanding is the key to managing. I work to find long term solutions.
I would be delighted to hear from you by phone or email, when we could talk about how I work and possibly arrange an initial meeting, to see if this is right for you!
NORMALLY, I AM ABLE TO OFFER AN APPOINTMENT WITHIN 48 HOURS OF YOUR CALL/EMAIL.
Counselling with a well-trained, experienced practitioner really will help!!!
Training, qualifications & experience
Basic counselling skills certificate 1999
Certificate in Counselling attained 1999
NCFE Diploma in Counselling attained 2002
Extra training has included:
- Local sociology.
- Drug and alcohol use and abuse.
- Working with survivors of Rape and sexual abuse
- Creative play therapy.
- Children and teenagers in Education.
- Working with children and teenagers.
- Child protection and Safeguarding.
- Relationship counselling
- Working within the therapeutic frame and holding.
- Self Injury, Self harm and suicide.
- Understanding autism and Asperger's Syndrome.
- Working with Novel Psychoactive Substance users.
- Working with Guilt and Shame.
- Working with attachment and addiction.
Sarah has had 11 years of supervised counselling experience in voluntary organisations, an FE college and private practice dealing with a wide range of issues and individuals from age 13.
Sarah has a special interest in working with abuse, addictions, anxiety, depression and relationship issues, working with people who have Asperger's Syndrome and teenagers.
Understanding where and why problems happen is key to helping people overcome the effects and enables them to build a better, more positive life.
I am currently working towards accreditation with BACP and NCS.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£35 per 50 minute session, to be paid in advance at the initial assessment session.
Reduced rates for under 18s and student counsellors.
If you are unable to travel to me and live in the Ashford area, I can offer a service whereby I will come and work with you in your own home. Please contact me to discuss.
I am available outside normal office hours in Ashford until 7:30pm.
I welcome trainee counsellors who may be keen to gain more experience of what it's like to be a client, or who have to complete a set amount of personal therapy hours as part of their training.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please feel free to contact me any time, if voicemail on I will get back to you ASAP. I work from 8am until 8pm weekdays in Ashford and Saturday mornings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|