Sara Farman - Counsellor & Clinical supervisor. (MBACP) & FDAP(Accredited)
PLEASE NOTE THAT DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ALL THERAPY IS BEING OFFERED VIA PHONE OR VIDEO LINK FOR ALL THOSE WISHING TO GET HELP DURING THIS TROUBLING TIME. MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS, STAY WELL & STAY SAFE.
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 eight years now. Three and a half of those running a small bespoke practice, alongside working for the NHS, 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.
- Anxiety/ General Anxiety Disorder.
- 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.
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.
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 (6-10 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 £50 dependant on your circumstances i have a limited number of reduced rate sessions Available and each session lasts for 50 minutes. Couples therapy is £75 for an hour and a half session.
I currently offer reduced rates for thoses in recovery from addiction, thoses training to be therapists and thoses working for the NHS/fire or police services.
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.
Concessions offered for
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