Sara Farman Bsc, Msc (MBACP).
21 Coggeshall Road
Hello my name is Sara and as a psychotherapist I wish to show people such as yourself that there is an affordable way to get help through counselling, that you are not alone in your struggles, that talking therapy can help you to make small changes that can have a massive impact on your life in a positive way.
I am an experienced person-centred Counsellor, specialising in Addiction therapy. I have been working in the counselling field for over five years now. Two of those running a small bespoke practice in the evening alongside working for private healthcare and community charities. 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:
- Post Natal Depression.
- Low self-esteem/self - worth.
- Relationship/family breakdowns.
- As well as a wide range of other mental health diagnoses.
I feel that counselling in today’s world is more important than ever. High levels of stress in the constant “switched on” society of today, is having an effect on the mental health of us all. With this stress, more and more people are looking for coping strategies to ”turn off” or ignore their issues rather than dealing with them. Specialising in Addiction Counselling I have worked with those who use various substances and processes to cope with everyday life including:
- Sex and pornography.
- Over Eating.
- Workaholics and many more.
I am also currently working with relatives of active addicts. This form of counselling helps relatives come to terms with the addict's behaviour and learn how to help themselves until the relative comes to a point where they are ready to stop their addictive behaviour.
It is important to find a therapist with whom you can trust to help you through your journey. I use my skills and my personal approach to build a, yet down to earth relationship with clients such as yourself. The counselling session belongs to you and as your counsellor, I will support you as you make the decisions to make small changes that will lead to positive changes.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 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, I have been involved in my own therapy both on a one-to-one basis and in a group. I am also committed to maintaining professional standards and routinely pursue professional development in a number of areas.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
I offer an initial introductory appointment at a reduced rate of £20 for a 30-minute 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 (6-10 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 cost £35 - £50 dependant on your circumstances, and each session lasts for 50 minutes. 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.
Ready to make an appointment or Still have some questions? Please don't hesitate to contact me for an initial chat on the mobile number displayed at the top of my profile or use the 'email me feature.'
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am currently practising out of Braintree on a Tuesday and Thursday from 12 - 7. I work from my Chelmsford location on a Wednesday from 3 till 8.
Types of client