Sarah Oyetunde

Sarah Oyetunde

Brighton
East Sussex
BN3

Peacehaven
East Sussex
BN10

07545 381147

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Brighton
East Sussex
BN3

Peacehaven
East Sussex
BN10

07545 381147

About me

Hello, my name is Sarah and I am a counsellor and art therapist with 10 years experience in private practice. I work in central Brighton and Peacehaven.

I offer an initial 30 minute consultation for £10, I understand how difficult it can be to find the counsellor that fits with you, by reading profiles here in the directory. I believe it's important that you feel you are working with the right person. I encourage you to meet a few counsellors before you make a decision, and there will be no pressure to make that decision in this initial session.

As a counsellor, I work from a Person Centred perspective. This means that I believe, you are the expert on your own experience: I will not try to analyse you, judge you, or solve your problems for you. Instead, I offer empathy, understanding and acceptance of you and your journey and provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore your issues, thoughts and feelings.

I see counselling as a dynamic process, where we work together, building our relationship to support your individual process of growth and change. I believe in being honest in the therapy relationship, whilst always taking responsibility for my thoughts or feelings when I share them with you. Part of building a relationship will be finding ways to work together that feel right for you.

I work in an experiential way. This means I work with whatever comes up for you in the mind and body (emotions, thoughts, feelings, and the 'felt sense'). I can also offer various techniques that you may find useful such as focusing, chair work, parts work and art/creative therapy. However, everybody is different, and I will be led by you.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and abide by their ethical framework. I have monthly supervision.

Training, qualifications & experience

I gained in a degree-equivalent qualification in Art Therapy at the Instituut voor Klank en Vorm in Zutphen, Holland in 1997, and a foundation degree in Person Centred Counselling at the University of Brighton in 2009. I have completed a variety of other shorter training as part of my continuing professional development.

As a counsellor I have a great deal of experience with a wide variety of issues. The issues I have worked with include: relationship and family issues, divorce, bereavement, infertility, suicidal thoughts and attempted suicide, major life changes, life-related and work-related stress, disability and illness, debt, domestic violence, sexual abuse, anger issues, addiction, ageing, depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. In addition, I have 20 years of professional experience working therapeutically with people with a variety of mental health problems, including in inpatient settings. This includes 7 years providing one-to-one support in the community to people in who had survived a recent suicide attempt, or who were bereaved by suicide.

I am an experienced therapeutic group facilitator and run therapy groups when there is sufficient demand. I also offer supervision to counsellors and counsellors in training. I am also available for counselling in your home for people who are unable to get to the counselling rooms. If you are interested in these please contact me.

Member organisations

BACP

Fees

I offer an initial 30 minute consultation for £10. It's important that you feel you are working with the right person. I encourage you meet a few counsellors before you make a decision, and there will be no pressure to make that decision in this initial session. If you decide to work with me, I charge £40-£60 per 50 minute session, based on your assessment of your ability to pay. I offer a concessionary rate for long-term counselling and counsellors in training where you can buy batches of 6 sessions for £200, giving a concessionary rate of £34 per session.

Maps & Directions

Brighton, BN3
Peacehaven, BN10

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Evening and daytime sessions available.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations