Sarah Thorborn, MBACP
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I hope the information provided gives you a sense of who I am as a therapist, how I work and helps you to make your decision.
When counselling can help:
From time to time, life can feel tough and challenging. This could be due to a specific life event such as, bereavement, divorce or redundancy. Or it might be a general sense that things are hopeless, leaving you feeling depressed or anxious. Sometimes these feelings can be connected to experiences in your past. When struggling through these times, your feelings can be overwhelming and it can be difficult to see a way forward.
This is when seeking help from a counsellor can be hugely beneficial. The counselling relationship is unique, because it offers an unbiased and confidential environment which enables you to explore the things which are causing you pain.
My approach to counselling:
My aim is to offer you a time and space where you can feel safe, truly listened to and understood. By doing this, I hope that you will feel able to be open about the inner thoughts and feelings that are giving you difficulty or causing you distress.
As we explore these thoughts and feelings, the triggers for the feelings, and perhaps any patterns that you may have noticed in your life, you will gradually gain a better understanding of your life, yourself and your situation. With this understanding, you will become aware of certain choices or options that may be open to you.
We will work at a pace that feels right for you and in this way I believe that you can find the right answer for you, through our work together. At all times I respect your right to remain in control of the information you choose to share and the choices you make in your life.
I offer both short and long term therapy to enable you to work through whatever is affecting you. Issues I work with include: abuse, anger, anxiety, Asperger's syndrome, bereavement, bullying, caring for a loved one with disability, depression, divorce, grief, loss, relationship issues, self harm, self esteem issues, self worth and confidence issues, stress, suicide and work related issues.
Commencing therapy can feel like a big step and finding the right person to work with is key. For this reason, I offer an initial 30 minute appointment which is free of charge. This meeting gives us an opportunity to discuss what you would like to bring to the work. I can also answer any queries you may have about my way of working, or the counselling process in general. If you decide that you would like to proceed with therapy, we can then book some sessions.
The initial steps towards change can be difficult, but once taken can lead you to a happier and more fulfilling life. Please contact me to find out more about counselling, or to book an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training background is Integrative Humanistic with CBT and in addition to this I have had further training in Psychodynamic theory.
Being an integrative therapist means that I am able to work with a number of theoretical approaches as appropriate to the needs of each individual.
- Registered Member BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy / Professional Standards Authority - Accredited Register)
- Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - CPCAB (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (ABC)
- Certificate in Bereavement Care (Ascentis – delivered by Cruse)
- Introduction to Counselling Certificate (University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). I have ongoing continuing professional development through regular training sessions and workshops. I also attend monthly supervision to ensure that I am working in my clients’ best interests at all times.
As a member of the BACP I abide by, and have great respect for, the guidelines within the Ethical Framework.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check: Enhanced certificate - issue date 11/11/2013
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
I offer an initial 30 minute appointment which is free of charge. This meeting gives us an opportunity to discuss what you would like to bring to the work, and I can also answer any queries you may have about my way of working, or the counselling process in general.
Subsequent sessions have a fee of £45 in Streatley, or £50 in Reading. Fees are payable after each session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work Monday to Friday and have both daytime and evening appointments.
Types of client