Sal Margetts - Qualified, Registered Counsellor and Supervisor MBACP (Accred)
What kind of Counselling do I offer?
I am an Integrative Counsellor, which means that I am experienced in a range of different models and can use a variety of approaches to work with you as an individual, in a way that really fits in with your needs.
What might that look like in practice?
Quite simply, different people want and need different things from Counselling. Whether you need a solution-focused approach, want to work with your thoughts, feelings and behaviours to learn skills to cope and change, or whether you need your own space and time to share your story and explore yourself, your past or your worries your needs will always be my priority. In your initial session, we will explore what you want from Counselling and together agree how we will approach this.
I qualified as a Counsellor in 2007, and over the years, have worked with a wide range of private, voluntary and statutory services, including schools, social care, health and education services, and children's and young people's services, as well as in private practice. I came to Counselling as a career after my own challenging life circumstances led me to seek out support from a Counsellor. The experience of being heard and validated helped me hugely and enabled me to move on in my life at last. Almost in a parallel timescale, within my work with young people I was noticing that most of all they also just wanted to be heard, validated and gain the tools to become the best versions of themselves possible. So I followed a natural path to train in Counselling, and still see everyday the positive way it can help change lives.
Who I work with...
I enjoy working with people from all walks of life, and with whatever they bring or are facing along their journeys. I am particularly passionate about working with children, young people and young adults; especially those navigating through the rocky transition to adult hood and working with all the emotional issues that go with this. I also enjoy working with parents/carers facing challenging family circumstances, struggling with the challenges, worries and anxieties around parenting, including relationship breakdown and family crisis.
How I work...
All Counselling sessions are currently offered online until further notice.
Online sessions are via video (I use Zoom, which is similar to Facetime or Skype but more secure), or instant messaging (like texting or online messaging where we talk via written words on the screen and don't 'see' each other). Both allow you the flexibility to access your counselling from your own home or place/area of choice.
How do we get started?
If you feel I might be the right kind of Counsellor for you please do get in touch either via the email link above or through my website. I offer an initial free half-hour online or telephone session where you can have an informal chat about what you feel you need from Counselling before deciding if you want to work with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualified and Experienced Counsellor since 2007
Certified Clinical Supervisor
Accredited member of BACP.
I hold an up-to-date DBS and full professional Indemnity Insurance
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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
- Online Counselling = £40ph