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Guiding Star Counselling - Sarah Leone Lewis MBACP

Merthyr Tydfil CF47
07487880557 07487880557
Merthyr Tydfil CF47

About me

Guiding Star Counselling - Independant and male/female counsellors covering: Merthyr Tydfil, Cardiff & the Vale of Glamorgan, Rhonnda Cynon Taff, Blaenau Gwent area. (Private practice in Merthyr Tydfil).

Counselling from age 3 upwards (*All ages*) - incorporating Play Therapy Techniques with Children & Young People, where appropriate.

*Adults 1:1

*Couples

*Families

*Children & Young People

*Clinical Supervision

*Parenting

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert - Play & Therapeutic Play - 2008

PG Diploma Counselling - (Integrative) - 2004

Management - NVQ Level 4 - Barnardos Cymru - 2008

2008 - 2010 - Barnardos Cymru - Childrens Services Manager Level 1 & Childrens Counsellor (Sessional)

Jan 2010 - 2013 - School Based Counsellor with Blaenau Gwent CBC

2013 -(June - Present) predominantly - Private Practice

Clinical Supervisor.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in: Adults Integrative Counselling, Trauma, Children and Young Peoples Counselling (& Incorporate a range of Play Therapy Techniques with Children & Young People - where appropriate); specialising in Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Self - Harm, Eating disorders, Self - Esteem, Adoption & Fostering (Systemic), and Family Therapy, Disability & SEN (Special Educational Needs).

I offer support and guidance throughout Family / Children's Therapy, with 'Parenting' skills and knowledge around Child Development.

I assist Multi - Agencies and key workers with Clinical Supervision, and EAP counselling.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

*PLEASE NOTE*: To begin any type of therapy - a “week in advance” approach will initiate the sessions; I.e. a ‘double fee’ (minimum £100) is to be paid at the very beginning, securing the first and the very last session. The in advance fee may be used in the event of a client cancelling outside of their contracted 48 hours notice. NO REFUNDS APPLY.

*REPORT WRITING - £200*

*Higher fees WILL apply, for Referrals from Insurers, Health Companies and for Occupational Therapies, via EAP*

*ALL COUNSELLING - £50 - £200 (PER 50 MIN SESSION)

*Coronavirus - FaceTime / Telephone / Zoom sessions - 30 mins = £25 50 mins = £50

*COUPLES - £70 - £100 (PER 50 - 100 MIN)

*FAMILY THERAPY - £100 - £200 (per session, dependant on number of relatives)

*PLAY THERAPY - AGE 3 - 18 (and upwards, if necessary) - £60 - £160 (depending on materials required)

*FILIAL THERAPY (one adult, one child) £150 - £200

*CLINICAL SUPERVISION - £70 - £100 PER 1.5 HOURS EACH MONTH (IN LINE WITH BACP REQUIREMENTS: www.bacp.co.uk/supervision)

*STUDENT SUPERVISION (I.D. or STUDENTS NUMBER REQUIRED) - £50 PER HOUR / £75 PER 1.5 HOURS EACH MONTH)

(Discounted rates for Student Supervision, or for practitioners in partial placement as a volunteer or unpaid therapist).

Rates discussed upon booking an appointment.

Payments are taken in advance; (1st & last session is payable on Session 1 for the Counselling & Play Therapy services).

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I assist front line workers in Clinical Supervision (Teachers, Police Officers, Emergency Services and Social Workers, YOT and Domestic Abuse Practitioners).

I offer support and guidance to Carers.

I have been in Private Practice for 16 years, and have worked for Health, Education, Social Services / Local Authority, Private work, and some of the leading Children's Charities across Wales.

Lower Thomas Street
Merthyr Tydfil
CF47

Merthyr Tydfil
CF47

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

*COVID-19* WE ARE NOW OFFERING FACETIME / TELEPHONE / ZOOM COUNSELLING SESSIONS TO SUPPORT THOSE IN ISOLATION

Mon - Friday 8.30 - 8.30 - weekend sessions available at additional cost

Types of client

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

Supervision

"Guiding Star Counselling & Play Therapy" Provides Clinical Supervision aimed mainly at those persuing careers in Childrens Therapy / Children & Young Peoples Counselling and / or Play Therapy.

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Guiding Star Counselling - Sarah Leone Lewis MBACP

Guiding Star Counselling - Sarah Leone Lewis MBACP