Bill Sarre

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BSc MSc Dip.TA Dip.ACT MBACP (Accred)
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St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3NR
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me


As is often said, 'life is difficult' - sometimes, very difficult. As well as confusing.

Whilst talking about those difficulties has been proven to help, it can still feel awkward. Clients often arrive with many questions such as, will this help? how? and can I trust you? All valid and reasonable.

It is therefore important that my clients feel respected, supported, and able to be themselves in the room. This is what I strive for, and what my clients report back to me.

To reassure clients of my professional standards and capability, I have completed the accreditation process at BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists This is defined as "a scheme to recognise the achievement of high standards of knowledge, experience and development in counselling..."

This can only be undertaken once you are qualified and have accumulated adequate experience.

How Can Counselling Help?

Research often tells us that the key factor in achieving a positive outcome from therapy is having a good working relationship with the therapist. Accordingly, I seek to provide the client with a reliable and safe environment - a place where life’s difficulties can be considered.

And at a pace that is comfortable with the client's wishes.

My Style Of Work

With any new client, my first role is to fully understand their difficulties and what brought them to therapy. Beyond that my style of work is very much about forming a collaboration so that we can work effectively together. 

In terms of how I work, I am an Integrative Therapist having studied multiple therapeutic approaches. 

This allows me to use the most relevant aspects of multiple theories that may assist the client. Indeed, research informs us that clients are best served by counsellors who can adapt their service rather than offer a single school of approach.

The way I see it, each client is unique. And so should the service provided.

My Experience

In addition to my private work, I have been a volunteer counsellor in various agencies, including Sanctuary House Men’s Homeless Shelter, and two organisations where I was the founder of the counselling service, namely; The Royal British Legion (counsellor to ex-services) and The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (staff counsellor). I also work part time in a mental health clinic undertaking therapy and mental health assessments.

My experience has exposed me to a wide variety of life’s problems with clients of all sexes, ages, sexualities, religions and nationalities, to name but a few differences.

Every person is welcome.

For much of my profession career I have been a Chartered Surveyor (RICS). Combined, these professions of Counselling and Surveying have exposed me to a wide variety of people and circumstances. But whatever role I provide, I always seek to deliver a professional and trustworthy service.

Session Structure

Sessions are 50mins in length. The main therapy is 45 mins with the final five mins to consider matters that have arisen, themes that have emerged for future work, and conclude the session.

There is no minimum number of sessions, and no obligation to continue. The regularity of the sessions is up to the client. This could be once a week, every fortnight, or longer. There is no pressure from me.

For access, I work from a centrally located office in St Helier. Online counselling may also available.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling training and experience

I am a fully qualified, registered and accredited therapist with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. (see for further information).

I am a prolific studier and undertake new training on a frequent basis. Current areas of study include; Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy,  and Narrative Therapy.

BACP Registered number: 381163

Registered with the Jersey Care Commission.

Other Qualifications And Training

  • BSc (Hons), Land Management, University of Reading
  • MSc, Marketing, University of Manchester
  • MRICS - Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Volunteer Counsellor - Sanctuary House Trust, Royal British Legion, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
  • Dip.TA - Diploma in Transactional Analysis (Distinction)
  • Dip. ACT - Diploma in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Distinction)

I have also been involved with non-profit organisations such Jersey Business Venture (Chair and Board member) and Jersey Business Limited (founding Director).

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I welcome all people, and all issues.

However, it is worth noting that, like every therapist, I am under an ethical duty to consider whether it is suitable for me to work with each client.

Should this not be the case, then I will seek to support and help the client in the transfer to another service, therapist or agency.


£70.00 per session

Additional information

£70 per session - however, I offer a discount to £50 for the first session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

 Tuesday 4.15pm or 5.15pm.  Friday 3.15pm, 4.15pm or 5.15pm

Facetime, or phone sessions, can be held at other times by agreement.

Further information

At present, and subject to availability, my available times are;

Tuesday - afternoons 4.15/5.15pm

Friday - afternoons 3.15/4.15/5.15pm

Further slots may arise as the year proceeds.

4 Wharf Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3NR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Bill Sarre
Bill Sarre