It is important to me that the individuals and couples I see feel respected and encouraged to create their own way through whatever brings them to counselling. To assist you to do this, I draw on a variety of different approaches that can be adapted to suit each individual client or couple. I find most clients want to achieve a balance between talking about the past and concentrating on the present and future. I will try to assist you by making links between aspects of your story or offering my views for you to consider. I will also help you look for solutions and formulate goals for change if this is what you want. I can offer you tools and techniques to assist and CBT is often used as part of this.
Considering the different parts of your personality and how these help or hinder you in the various aspects of your life and relationships is a key part of the process in most of my work.
I encourage discussion of our developing relationship as part of counselling, meeting you as an individual as well as a professional, and this can be very useful in unravelling what may be happening in other relationships and aspects of your life.
I offer a high level of personal and intellectual engagement and feedback from clients indicates that this is an important factor in the success of our work together.
I am very happy to discuss my approach to our sessions and encourage you to express your views on how things are going through regular reviews.
Please ring on 07941 670828. I will return your call as soon as possible. Or email me at Sarajacks@hotmail.co.uk.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an Advanced Diploma and BSc in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling from Matrix College and an MA in Counselling from The University of East Anglia.
I am a registered psychotherapeutic counsellor with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and am bound by their Code of Practice.
I have undertaken additional specialist training in working with couples.
I have a certificate in clinical supervision.
I hold full professional indemnity insurance.
I also have an honours degree in Political Studies and Sociology from Stirling University (1982).
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
End of Life Issues.
£50 per 60 minute session for individuals.
£60 per 60 minute session for couples.
£55 per 60 minutes supervision.
I see clients in Sudbury on Tuesday and Wednesday including some evening slots.