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Sara Bradly, Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist/ Counsellor MA MBACP

Long Stratton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15
01603 514197 01603 514197 07979 180170 07979 180170
Long Stratton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15

About me

COVID-19 Notice

I take your emotional and physical wellbeing very seriously. I am currently offering counselling sessions in-person and remotely by telephone or Zoom. If you'd like to try online sessions but are a bit nervous about how to access the technology, we can go through all the details and have a practise run in an initial (free) consultation.

If you prefer to access counselling in-person, I have counselling rooms that have been assessed for their safety in mitigating the risk of COVID-19. The rooms are spacious, ventilated and have access to hand washing facilities as well as plenty of hand sanitiser and tissues available throughout the rooms. Wherever possible we will remain 2 metres apart. If we decide to work creatively, for example through art, body-mapping or symbolic objects, it may be necessary to wear face coverings. Disposable masks are provided. Child clients under the age of 11 are not required to wear a mask. All surfaces are disinfected between clients and the rooms aired. Practical resources are available in individual boxes / trays / tubs / tubes. These are disinfected where possible, and if not possible, are rotated after use so that they can be aired for at least 48 hours between clients.

The building which houses my counselling rooms has a low footfall and I am able to control the area from just inside the front door at the foot of the stairs. My premises is the only one at the top of the stairs - this means I am able to keep all surfaces clean and untouched between clients. For more information about how I mitigate COVID-19 risk, please see my website.

About Me

I am the director of Inner Focus Ltd. which offers counselling to both adults and children. I have 8 years experience of providing counselling. In addition to working as a counsellor, my experience includes speaking at national and international conferences on the benefits of 'Focusing' for children, and teaching and facilitating Focusing-Oriented Therapy and Counselling personal development groups at the University of East Anglia.

As a counsellor, my commitment to my clients is to provide a warm, friendly, non-judgemental and confidential service where they can feel safe to explore whatever difficult issues they are experiencing. In the warmth and safety of my counselling rooms clients are able to be themselves completely and to look at aspects of themselves that they might ordinarily hide. All aspects of each individual client are given space and time to be seen and heard without judgement. Clients can expect unconditional acceptance for all of who they are.

I specialise in Focusing-Oriented Therapy. This way of working is particularly suited to clients - adult or child - who are experiencing stress; anxiety; low self-esteem and confidence; low mood; lack of motivation; depression; trauma; loss/grief; relationship issues.

Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy is research-based and correlates with successful therapy outcomes. Clients can expect to gain increased self-awareness, improved self-acceptance, resilience, improved self-esteem, decreased anxiety, and a sense of personal power and a way forward in their lives.

Clients are always respected as the experts on themselves. I facilitate the process for clients to find their own answers. I do not give advice or interpret their experience. I follow where they lead, and with sensitivity facilitate them to enter into a process which will open up into greater self-awareness and insight.

Options for adult clients:

Clients can choose to have talking therapy alone or to additionally utilise any of the creative interventions listed below.

  • therapy with art
  • therapeutic body-mapping
  • sand tray with symbolic objects/ figures
  • role play
  • guided focusing process with or without art

Options for child clients:

Activities will be tailored to the child's age and developmental stage.

  • child-directed play
  • puppets
  • use of feelings resources, such as cards and dice
  • sand tray and small world figures
  • therapeutic body-mapping
  • art and crafts
  • play dough
  • story
  • role play

Please visit Inner Focus's website and navigate to either the 'Adult Counselling' page or the 'Children's Counselling' page depending on whether you are seeking counselling for yourself or a child. (www.inner-focus.co.uk/counselling)

Free Initial Consultation

I offer a free 30 minute no-obligation initial consultation to all prospective clients. I do this from an ethical commitment to enable you to explore and find the right therapist for you without it being a costly process. For child clients I offer a free 30 minute no-obligation 'Come and meet Sara' session for the child and parent/s.

My Counselling Rooms

I have two separate rooms in my premises. One is for adults and is decorated and furnished to provide a space where adult clients can relax and feel at ease. The second room is a creative space. This room is ideal for children: it has a large table for art work, lots of toys, and other practical resources. This room is also available for adult clients wishing to use art in their therapy or for inner child work.

Parking

My counselling rooms are located on the High Street in Long Stratton. There is free 2-hour parking just 100 yards or so down the road at Swan Lane Car Park.

Professional Membership includes:

  • Registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). BACP is a professional body that is committed to high standards in counselling and psychotherapy, and the protection of the public. By being a registered member of this organisation I adhere to an accepted and approved code of conduct and accountability.
  • The privacy of your data is very important to me. I am registered with the ICO (Information Commissioners Office).
  • Member of the International Focusing Institute.
  • Member of The British Focusing Association.
  • Safer member (Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board).
  • Current DBS certificate.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

MA in Counselling (University of East Anglia)

Post Qualification Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents (Iron Mill College)

Certified Focusing-Oriented Therapist (The International Focusing Institute)

Certified Focusing Trainer (The International Focusing Institute)

Certified Children's Focusing Trainer (The International Focusing Institute)

Certified Focusing Practitioner (British Focusing Association)

Certified Focusing Teacher (British Focusing Association)

BA (hons) Religious Studies (Kings College London)

Experience

Counsellor/ Focusing-Oriented Therapist - Private practice and the charity sector

Children's Counsellor - Tier 2 CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)

Focusing Trainer - Focusing workshops and training to individuals and organisations

Conference Speaker - BACP Children, Young People and Families Conference, February 2020; The International Conference for Children’s Spirituality, July 2012

Author - Chapter on 'Introducing Focusing to Children Using a Story' in Kypriotakis, N. and Moore, J. (Eds) Senses of Focusing: to be published in 2020

Tutor - University of East Anglia: Associate Tutor - PG Diploma in Counselling; Co-Tutor - PG Certificate in Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

Counselling / Psychotherapy Fees - ADULTS

  • Free  30 minute initial consultation
  • £50.00 per session (50 minutes)
  • Limited concessionary rates available for those experiencing financial difficulties.

Counselling / Psychotherapy Fees - CHILDREN

  • Free 30 minute 'Come and meet Sara' session
  • £60.00 per session (50 minutes)
  • Limited concessionary rates available for those experiencing financial difficulties.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

The Plain
Long Stratton, Norwich
Norfolk
NR15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Regrettably, my premises are only accessed by a staircase to the first floor. If you have a physical disability please contact me to see how I can best support you to access therapy.

Availability

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

Types of client

Children
Adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Sara Bradly, Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist/ Counsellor MA MBACP

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