Sarah Quirke MBACP Accredited

18 WALSWORTH ROAD
HITCHIN
HERTS
SG4

07743 922020 / 07743 922020

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18 WALSWORTH ROAD
HITCHIN
HERTS
SG4

07743 922020 / 07743 922020

About me

I believe everyone holds the answers to their own issues and relationships but sometimes need help and guidance in finding these answers. Talking to a trained therapist without any agenda other than trying to aid their client to find their way forward, enables the client to thoroughly explore their feelings, thoughts and emotions in a safe, contained and non judgemental way. I work with the person as a whole, not just the problem.

I come from a Person Centred background, however, I use my training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) in my work where I feel it may be required and helpful for my client's process and progress.  I offer long term and short term work if that is what your needs require. We will agree that between us as the relationship is a joint collaborative one where counsellor and client work together towards the client's ultimate goal.
I offer evening sessions for convenience on a Thursday evening as well as usual working hours.

I work with individuals and couples who may be experiencing difficulties in their relationships.
I have worked extensively with children and adolescents and will often use art tools to aid the work. I will also use other methods such as art to aid all my clients - not just children.
CBT works particularly well for issues such as anxiety, OCD, depression, phobias and avoidance.

I originally trained as a counsellor after suffering a trauma in my life and I received counselling and came to understand how powerful and helpful it was. I decided as a result, to change career and leave working with children in an educational setting to concentrate on my training.
I now find that I am in a fantastic position of being able to work with children as well as adults using different techniques and strategies that are suitable for each person and situation.

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB COUNSELLING SKILLS CERTIFICATE
CPCAB COUNSELLING THEORY and STUDIES CERTIFICATE
CPCAB ADVANCED DIPLOMA THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING
CPCAB LEVEL 5 COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY CERTIFICATE (Diploma equivilent)
CRUSE BEREAVEMENT TRAINING
HOMESTART TRAINING
COUPLES COUNSELLING CERTIFICATE
BACP ACCREDITED
SUPERVISOR DIPLOMA

I have been a school counsellor working with ages 4 - 18 for 5 years, I have worked with adults in a Charitable Counselling Agency in Hitchin. I also work as a counsellor for a Charitable Organisation in Bedford for people aged 13 -25. I have my private practice based in Hitchin working with both adults and children.
I am Enhanced DBS checked.
I have Professional Indemnity Insurance
I am co-founder of OPALS running training workshops for counsellors, parents and teachers about working and coping with children and adolescents.
I offer clinical supervision

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Adolescent issues such as peer pressure, parental difficulties, risky behaviour, promiscuity, attachment issues and self image, anger, self harm and confidence issues.
Parents struggling to understand their children and how to cope with those tricky adolescent years.
Parents coming to terms with 'empty nest syndrome'.

Fees

Children/Adolescents - £45.00 per 50 minute  session
Adults - £45.00 per 50 minute session
Couples - £50.00 per 1 hour session
EAP £55 per 50 minute session
Supervision. 1 hour £45.00

Further information

I have attended workshops on self harm, trauma, surviving childhood sexual abuse. media arts, sand tray, Aspergers, anger, groupwork, bereavement, long term counselling, brief therapy, systemic work, disassociation.

Maps & Directions

HITCHIN, SG4

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I offer clinical supervision to counsellors, trainee counsellors,  people in the helping professions  and teaching profession.

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