Kiranasri Sarah Wellard
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My personal experience and work with clients have shown me that the therapeutic relationship offers a unique opportunity for the healing of deep wounds.
However painful or stuck life may feel for you at the moment, there is always potential for change. Through beginning to understand how the past has shaped you, you can develop a deeper sense of self-acceptance, clarity and hope.
How I work
I seek to provide a warm and honest relationship within professional boundaries to enable you to grow and develop. I draw on a range of different therapeutic approaches according to your individual and changing needs.
I use mindfulness-based approaches to support you to deepen your emotional awareness. I also use body-based methods to help you contact and release trauma. Through exploring and staying with painful feelings you can learn to experience greater ease and inner harmony. I will also support you to change ingrained patterns and habits to enable you to become a happier and more integrated human being.
I have worked with people experiencing a wide range of challenges including depression, low self-esteem, stress and anxiety, anger, compulsive and addictive behaviours, relationship difficulties, domestic violence, childhood abuse and neglect (including sexual abuse and incest) bereavement and grief, guilt and shame, cultural and ethnic identity issues and major life changes.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed four years of training in integrative counselling and psychotherapy at the Minster Centre. I follow the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy’s (BACP) professional code of ethics. I also have an MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Sheffield.
I work as a psychotherapist and counsellor in private practice and in community counselling services.
I am an ordained Buddhist and have been practising meditation and mindfulness for over twenty years.
For many years I worked at a senior level in the voluntary sector with carers, young people unable to live with their birth parents due to serious family difficulties and people with mental health difficulties or learning disabilities. These roles allowed me to observe the capacity for people to grow and flourish within caring and supportive relationships, often overcoming huge difficulties in their early lives.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I charge £70 per session and also offer some reduced priced sessions.
When I work
I work from my home in Walthamstow close to Blackhorse Road tube and St James Street Overground stations and several local bus routes. I also offer sessions on Zoom.
Please feel free to get in touch with me by calling, texting, emailing. I offer a free 20-minute initial consultation either by phone or Zoom.