My name is Sara and I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor (MBACP Accred:) based in Church Crookham, who has worked in Private Practice since 2006. I have also worked with a Rape and Sexual Abuse agency as a counsellor, from 2005 to 2016 and from 2020 to date. I have also worked as a school counsellor at a senior school for girls aged 11-18 years of age.
I believe that all people have the resources within to improve the way they experience their lives, but sometimes it is hard to access this when we are feeling overwhelmed with life's challenges. At times like this counselling can provide the professional facilitation, support and guidance that is needed to reach their full potential.
I have worked with many different and interesting clients with a variety of issues over the years, each bringing their own particular needs and concerns. My role has been to offer them the opportunity to work with me to find a way of dealing with their issues and developing a way forward that is beneficial to them.
I offer open ended counselling for individuals either adults or adolescents. Whilst my approach is Integrative my practice is informed by many different models, of which I draw upon and tailor a very unique individual approach to the work with my clients. I offer a safe secure environment for my clients to explore their individual personal issues in a confidential, non-judgemental way.
I do this in a supportive way through facilitation and exploration of theoretical knowledge, understanding of life events and genuine empathy.
Counselling can at times be emotionally challenging but given the professional supportive space, opportunity and desire to improve the way you want to feel about what ever is occurring in your life, counselling is very effective.
As a counsellor I ensure that I work ethically and safely, so ensuring the best service I can give to my client.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP(Accred) and adhere to their ethical policy.
CPCAB Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3
CPCAB Certificate in counselling Skills Level 2
I completed this training at Farnborough College of Technology.
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Supervision with The Surrey Counselling Training
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy NCH registered
Additional Training and Workshops
Sexual Abuse Training
OCTC 8 day Introduction to CBT Course
Living with Dissociation
Young People emotional first aid certificate
Uncommon Knowledge- How to lift Depression Course
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am also a trained Hypnotherapist NCH
I see a wide range of clients with different issues including;
- Panic attacks,
- Weight Management,
- Low Self-Esteem,
- smoking cessation,
- and many more.
Concessions offered for
An initial assessment session is £60 and lasts 1-1.5 hours.
I charge £45.00per 50 minute session.
Some concessions are offered appropriately.
I charge £45.00 per hour for individual counselling supervision.
For student/trainee supervisees concessions can be offered.
I work week days 9.30 to 8pm