Sara Bradly, Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist/ Counsellor MA MBACP
I am currently offering counselling sessions for adults remotely by telephone or a secure online video conferencing platform (doxy.me: this is a HIPAA and GDPR-compliant platform specifically for health professions). 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.
I will be offering face-to-face sessions from July for clients who are unable to engage with remote counselling (including children).
I am the director of Inner Focus Ltd. which offers counselling to both adults and children.
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)
- I am a fully qualified, experienced and insured Focusing-Oriented Therapist with a Masters degree in Person-Centred Counselling, and a PQDiploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents.
- I am a registered member of BACP (The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
- I have a current DBS
I provide a warm, friendly, non-judgemental and confidential service where your feelings can find a voice and be heard.
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.
I offer creative ways of working with children, including art, sand tray, and body mapping.
I also offer these creative options to adult clients if this is something you would like. Not all adults like to work with creative materials and so if you would rather just talk this is perfectly acceptable.
You are always respected as the expert on you! I facilitate your process to find the answers for yourself. I do not give advice or interpret your experience. I follow where you lead, and with sensitivity facilitate you to enter into a process which will open up into greater self-awareness and insight. From this comes increased self-acceptance and wellbeing.
Focusing-Oriented Therapy is research-based and correlates with successful therapy outcomes.
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.
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
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)
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
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
Counselling / Psychotherapy Fees
- Free 30 minute initial consultation
- £50.00 per session
- Concessionary rate: £30-£45 per session (Limited availability. For those experiencing financial difficulties.)