LIFE CAN BE INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT
You may have feelings that you have never shared with anyone. It is so important you deal with these issues now because they will only fester and your mood will deteriorate. We all need to be listened to by someone who cares about what we are going through, but in a discreet and totally confidential environment. You can bring anything troubling you to the sessions and we will tackle them together.
I am a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and have practices in Harley Street and Wiltshire.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychology (accredited) which is a governing body for practitioners. The BACP has a very strict code of ethics and stringent guidelines which I adhere to. I attend refresher courses and seminars regularly which keep me fully up to date with all the latest research in my field. I have worked for the NHS in a hospital setting and for the last 10 years in private practice. I also hold the NCEF Diploma in Counselling and Psychology. I am on the official Register of practitioners. I am qualified to counsel all ages, both men and women and there is no problem I can't help you with. I am trained integratively, therefore can make use of many different theories. I tend to favour (Person Centred) talking therapy which gives you the opportunity to share your problems and give me an outline of your life up to this point. When you feel ready it is sometimes really helpful to use a more structured form of therapy called ' Cognitive behavioural Therapy' (CBT). This helps you going forward so you have a deep understanding of self. With this tool (CBT) you can avoid the depth of depression and anxiety you have been experiencing.
WE ALL NEED AND DESERVE TO BE LISTENED TO
I know how it feels to be depressed and confused, in a dark place with no obvious way out. When you are depressed you can experience a myriad of symptoms - sadness and tears, worthlessness, poor sleep, increase or loss of appetite and unexplained aches and pains. You can feel hideous isolation and despair. Therapy is a proven way out of this black hole.
Counselling gives you the opportunity to share feelings that you've never shared with anyone before. I offer you a completely confidential environment where you can vent and examine those feelings. It is so important to deal with your issues now because the longer they are left to fester the more harm they will do. You can bring anything of concern to our sessions and we can work through your feelings together. I believe kindness, structured treatment and a dash of good old fashioned common sense can help the recovery process.
Most emotional problems stem from a basic loss confidence and self-esteem.
Unhappiness can arise out of something that's happened recently or much more deeply rooted than that. Often from childhood. It is vital in the counselling relationship that you feel safe so that you can be guided through what can be painful territory. Sometimes negative behaviour can be passed down through the generations. 'Putting on a show' in public is exhausting if you're depressed; pretending to be the person you would like other's to perceive. At those times you harbour huge feelings of failure and self-consciousness. Uncomfortable feelings soon become overpowering and confirm your feelings of uselessness.
If your set-backs and lack of self-worth are recurring or even constant you really need to talk to someone. I know it seems daunting to even pick up the 'phone to ask for help but I assure you your anxiety will soon be forgotten. I am here to 'be on your side' and view you in a positive light, whatever the problem.
Do email or telephone me for a chat to see if you think I can help you. I would be happy to hear from you at any time.
Sally Jarvis BACP accredited Dipl.Coun/Psych. DLSF. NCFE Coun/Psych.
Tel: 07831 653505 or 01672 841919
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling Dir Dipl. Coun.PSYCH. ncfe. Dipl. MBACP (accred) DIP Coun. PSYCH.
I've been working for 14 years now since being awarded by the NCFE .
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
About 15 years ago I became interested in counselling while I was a volunteer in a Hospice. I studied Counselling and Psychotherapy for 5 years and then was awarded a degree. My governing body is the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy(accredited) which has a very strict code of ethics and stringent guidelines which I have to adhere to. I attend refresher courses and seminars regularly which keep me fully up to date with all the latest research and general information in the counselling world.
NHS & Private Practice experience
I have worked for the NHS in a hospital setting and for the last 7 years in private practice. I have a private practice in Harley Street Central London, and another on the Wiltshire/Berkshire border.
If you would like to know more then please phone me on 07831 653505 or 01672 841919, or email me.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The ‘Unconditional Positive Regard’ approach
It is important for me that my clients believe that I will not be judging them. We all have baggage, deep feelings and sensitivities. None of us are perfect!! That is just part of being a human being. There are so many issues we have to face in life and talking to someone in a totally confidential setting can be enormously helpful. I believe kindness, gentleness and a certain amount of good old fashioned common sense helps the process of recovery.
Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
There is a treatment in counselling called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is a structured way of dealing with depression, low self-esteem and a host of other problems. CBT has been medically proven to be enormously helpful to people. I use a combination of CBT and a gentle approach called Person Centred Therapy (PCT). PCT involves working through the past with a view to finding if that knowledge helps the current issues.
I also offer Life Coaching and Solution Focused Therapy.
Prices On Application
- Fully Qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist. NHS and Private Practice.
- Fashion industry – advanced diploma from the London School of Fashion. I believe our own self image can greatly influence our confidence. This applies to both Men and Women. The ageing process can hugely affect the way we think other people judge us.
- Public relations - I handled accounts in the leisure industry. I think this helped me condense information into something that becomes easy to understand.
- West End Publishing – I had my own company which was responsible for publishing all the West End of London Theatre programmes. That world gave me a huge insight of the various shades of characters that can make up our world.
- I’ve raised my own family and feel I’m aware of the difficulties we all face at different stages in our lives.