Sara Pietrafesa Dip.Couns. Registered Member MBACP

Sara Pietrafesa Dip.Couns. Registered Member MBACP

The Natural Health Centre
86 The Green
Kings Norton
Birmingham
West Midlands
B38 8RS

Solihull
B90

07880 724139

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About me

Hello my name is Sara and I offer you a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental relationship to help you feel safe enough to embark on the courageous journey of therapy.

I am a fully qualified, experienced counsellor, offering time and a confidential, safe space where you can begin to explore any issues which may be concerning you.

Counselling is about helping you make sense of your thoughts and feelings, so that you can then make decisions about what, if any changes you wish to make in your life. I believe that each person is the expert on themselves and I am there to support and help people to find their own way forward at their own pace.

You may understand where your problems lie, or it may not be so clear, but you do know that you feel unable to cope as usual with everyday life.  I am aware that, at first, you might feel anxious or vulnerable about sharing personal aspects of your life with me. My commitment is to offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space, where you can feel free to explore your experience of life and express your thoughts and feelings about the difficulties you are facing

Counselling is not a magic cure, but at times it can be difficult to talk to family and friends about how we are feeling, sometimes it can help to talk to someone neutral who is trained to listen with warmth and kindness and accept us for who we are. It is not about finding solutions, but more like untangling a knot: if you find the right ends and tug at them gently, things can start to feel better. Counselling can help to improve self-esteem and self-confidence or provide much needed support following a Bereavement, Divorce, Relationship difficulties, Illness or Redundancy.

I work from pleasant premises in Solihull offering daytime and evening appointments. My premises have car parking and I do try to accommodate clients with disabilities.   

In addition to my private work, I have worked as a Counsellor in a large GP practise, as a specialist Bereavement Counsellor for Solihull Bereavement Counselling Service attached to Solihull Hospital, as a Trauma Counsellor for a large Crisis Management Organisation and as a workplace counsellor.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Foundation In Counselling Skills
    Certificate in Counselling
    Diploma in Counselling
    Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
    Certificate in Clinical Supervision
    Certificate in Personal Coaching

    Specialist Training completed in:
    -Trauma
    -Bereavement   
    -Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    -Attachment Theory
    -Anxiety and Depression
    -Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    -Child Protection
    -Understanding Suicide
    -Brief Solution-Focused Therapy
    -Motivational Interviewing  
    -Gestalt therapy        

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Fees: £40.00 per session

Further information

I am a member of BACP and abide by their code of ethics

Maps & Directions

Birmingham, B38 8RS
Solihull, B90

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

I offer daytime and evening appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme