Sally Lorinda Strawberry
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I'm a fully qualified counsellor working with adults who are experiencing issues such as relationship problems; including infidelity, abusive behaviours and coercive control, anxiety, and family issues. I can also help you if you are struggling with anxiety, depression, addictions, long-term and terminal illness, social injustice, and bereavement.
I offer you a safe, confidential space for non-judgemental support to explore your struggles with life’s challenges and difficult emotions. As a Humanistic counsellor, I firmly believe in promoting your autonomy and gaining an understanding of your experiences with a caring, compassionate, empathetic, warm, and accepting way of being. I will provide the foundation on which we can build a trusting, equal rapport to explore your distress, relationships, behavioural patterns, or any other issues you wish to talk through.
Establishing a collaborative relationship is key to our work together, which will allow you to think of things you may not have considered before, creating opportunities for personal growth, positive change, and acceptance. I will support you as you regain control over your life or develop coping strategies.
Whether you’ve had counselling before or not, I'm aware of the courage it may take to make the first step towards contacting a therapist. I, therefore, offer a free 30 minute introductory call to establish your needs, ask any questions you may have and find out if I am the right counsellor for you.
Please call me or send an email if you would like to book a session.
Training, qualifications & experience
As well as working in private practice I continue counselling at the Fountain Centre situated within Guildford’s Royal Surrey Hospital providing support for long-term or terminally ill patients and their families. All of my work has been very varied, and I have gained experience in working with a number of issues, including:
- Anxiety, relationship issues, emotional and/or physical abuse, grief, stress, family problems, low self-esteem, loneliness, disabilities, health or age concerns, long-term or terminal illness, addictions, sexual issues, social injustices, and autism.
Recent training also includes:
- Toxic relationships: Insight and recovery - Various
- Expressive arts therapy - University of Chichester
- Specialist Humanistic Therapy - Classic Person-Centred/ Experiential - University of Chichester
- Brief therapy, including Motivational Interviewing - University of Chichester
- Understanding and supporting autistic clients -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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Addictions including porn addiction, gambling and drug abuse.
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free half an hour introductory session online. Please ask re. concessions.
When I work