About me

As a Person-Centred Counsellor and Focusing-Oriented Therapist, I seek to develop a therapeutic relationship with my clients which is built on equality and respect. I am committed to providing a warm, friendly, non-judgemental and confidential service where clients can feel safe to explore whatever difficult issues they are experiencing. In the warmth and safety of my counselling rooms clients are welcome to speak openly and honestly about whatever is troubling them. The feelings and emotions of each client are given space and time to be seen and heard without judgement.

No problem is too small or insignificant. Clients don't need to have experienced a terrible trauma to attend counselling. Any issue, however trivial the client might consider it to be, is given respect, time and space. Any situation that is causing difficult feelings is appropriate to be explored in counselling sessions.

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

Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy is research-based and correlates with successful therapy outcomes. It can help clients 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.

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

I also provide child-centred counselling for children aged 6-12. I offer many ways for children to express their feelings, for example,

  • child-led therapeutic play
  • puppets
  • use of feelings resources (cards, dice, etc)
  • sand tray and small world figures
  • body-mapping
  • story telling
  • art
  • play dough
  • role play

Please visit my 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

For adult clients 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.

Counselling Rooms (scroll to bottom to see photos)

I have two separate rooms available at all times for clients to use. One has a warm homely feeling and is mainly used for talking therapy.

The second room is a creative space. This room is ideal for clients who wish to express feelings in a non-verbal way.  It has a large table for expressing feelings through art, a large sand tray table with lots of miniature figures and objects which can be used to symbolise situations and feelings. 

The client can choose at each session to work in whichever room they prefer.

Parking

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

Professional Membership includes:

  • 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.
  • Member of ICO (Information Commissioners Office).
  • Member of the International Focusing Institute.
  • Member of The British Focusing Association.
  • Current DBS certificate.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

MA in Counselling (University of East Anglia)

BA (hons) Religious Studies (Kings College London)

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)

Experience

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

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

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

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: 2021

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.

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

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.

Availability

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

Property House
1st Floor
The Plain
Long Stratton, Norwich
Norfolk
NR15 2XQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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.

Online platforms

Zoom
Sara Bradly

Sara Bradly