Sara Farman - BSc, MSc, FDAP, MBACP Registered. Counsellor/Clinical Supervisor.
Hello my name is Sara, following the most recent COVID-19 guidelines I am offering sessions Via video call or over the telephone, through walking talking therapy and when safe through face to face contact. I know that making the first step in asking for help can often be the hardest and I want you to know that I provide a safe and caring space to gain the help you need.
I wish to show people such as yourself that there is an affordable way to get help through counselling (in whichever form feels most comfortable for you) that you are not alone in your struggles, that talking therapy either in person, over the phone or via video call can help you to make small changes that can have a positive impact on your life.
I have been working in the counselling field for over eight years now, for various settings including the NHS, private healthcare and community charities. For the last four years I have run a bespoke private practice. My aim is to provide a counselling service that promotes a warm loving environment by which clients can find themselves and the joy of life again. I work with a wide range of issues including:
- Depression (Including Low mood)
- Anxiety (Including Generalised Anxiety disorder)
I feel that counselling in today’s world is more important than ever. High levels of Anxiety due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, high levels of stress due to the instability of work and home environments as well as pre-existing mental health difficulties are having an impact on many people.
With these factors more people are feeling the impact of low mood, anxiety and stress. The current strain on the NHS means often people can not get the support they need when they are asking for it. Private therapy is able to provide that support you or your loved one is looking for now.
Specialising in Addiction Counselling I am very aware that private therapy can also support those who are using coping strategies to try and deal with these pressures of life. Counselling can also support those who may be in recovery but are feeling that they have other things they wish to understand about themselves to support their ongoing journey. I have worked with those who use various substances and processes to cope with everyday life including:
- Sex and pornography
I have worked with those struggling with addiction for 8 years now in various settings; in a Residential Rehab, For a community project, With a homeless charity and with family members. Most recently I have worked for the NHS supporting Young people who have been affected by addiction as well as having their own mental health concerns.
I have worked with a number of age groups and am currently working with people aged 16 and above to support them in gaining the help they need either from addiction or other mental health concerns. The counselling session belongs to you and as your counsellor, I will provide a safe and caring space to help you work through the difficulties you are having today.
I am also a qualified clinical supervisor working with both private counsellors and agencies, either on a 1-2-1 or group basis to provide a quantity and quality of supervision to meet the needs of the practicioner and/or company.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Clinical Supervision.
- Master’s degree in Addiction Psychology and Counselling.
- Undergraduate in Psychology.
- Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.
- Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Accredited Member.
It is extremely important as a therapist that I look at myself and keep my own mental health well. Practising what I preach is a value I live by on a daily basis, In the past I have been involved in my own therapy both on a one-to-one basis and in a group so I know what it can feel like to be where you are. I am also committed to maintaining professional standards, having regular Supervision and routinely pursue professional development in a number of areas.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
During the pandemic I am offer a free initial introductory session that lasts for 50 minutes, this session allowing us to get to know each other, and explore how counselling will help you.
During this session, I will ask you to share with me what has brought you to counselling, I will discuss with you how I work and the confidentiality policy I abide by.
After this, I offer either time-limited therapy (6-12 sessions) or open-ended therapy where we will review the process periodically to ensure you are getting the most from our time together. After this, appointments are usually arranged on a weekly basis, which we can discuss and plan together when we meet.
Individual sessions are charged at £50, I have a number of reduced slots and provide reduced rates to those in the Armed forces, Police force, Fire department, NHS and trainee counsellors.
I believe everyone has the right to therapy and that If I can provide an affordable way for people to access this then I will so please do not hesitate to ask.
Concessions offered for
Ready to make an appointment or Still have some questions? Please don't hesitate to call or text me on 07547780765 for an initial chat or to book an assessment today. If you feel more comfortable with E-mail the please use the "email me feature" to contact me directly through the counselling directory.
Whoever you choose as a therapist I hope that you are able to find some peace and happiness while going through your therapy journey.