Sarah Silvester MSc. (MBACP)
Hello, I'm Sarah. I am an Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist offering private therapy to individuals over the age of 18.
Therapy is an opportunity for you to have the time and a safe, confidential space to explore your life, yourself and any issues which you feel are causing you concern or distress.
It can help with a wide range of issues such as: bereavement, anxiety, depression, panic, pain & chronic health conditions, stress, family & relationship issues, addictions, phobias and many more.
I understand that coming to therapy can feel like a daunting step to take and deciding on which therapist to see is an important decision. So, please take a look at my profile and feel able to get in touch if you have any questions about me, the services that I offer or for a free, no obligation telephone consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 10 years' experience of providing therapeutic support to individuals having worked in the NHS, the voluntary sector and in private practice.
I hold a Master’s Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy which I completed at Birmingham City University having previously completed a Post Graduate Diploma and Post Graduate Certificate.
I am a registered member (MBACP) of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I also hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions (CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- 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
- Work related stress
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An initial consultation appointment is an opportunity for us to explore your expectations of therapy, your current difficulties and needs along with considering whether I am the right therapist for you.
Before deciding to book an initial appointment, I offer potential clients a free, no obligation, telephone consultation so that you have the opportunity to speak to me before we meet and ask any questions you may have.
I offer the flexibility of daytime, evening or weekend appointments. Sessions last for 1 hour and take place on a weekly basis unless otherwise agreed.
My fee is £40 per session for initial and subsequent appointments.
Payment is usually taken at the end of each session and I accept payment by cash or debit/credit card.
Please note that the full session fee is payable for sessions cancelled with less than 48 hours notice and for non-attendance.
In much of my work, I use a humanistic Gestalt approach.
Gestalt therapy aims to raise awareness of emotions and feelings by focusing on your experience in the present moment. As a therapist I can help you to become aware of what you are doing and how you are doing it. In becoming more aware of yourself and your environment, you may move towards growth, change and a greater acceptance of yourself.
Although Gestalt provides the basis for much of my work, I do integrate other types of therapy into this core approach in order to meet the needs of my clients.
I have a special interest in mindfulness and specialise in working with the acceptance and management of physical health issues.
For further information about the services I offer, to arrange a free telephone consultation or to book an appointment, please contact me either by telephone or e-mail.
I may not be able to answer your telephone call if I am working but please leave your name, number and a brief message and I will call you back as soon as I am able to.
I aim to respond to calls, messages and e-mails within 24 hours.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytimes (Tuesday - Saturday) Evenings (Tuesday - Friday)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|