Sara Speakes MBACP Fda (Accred) BUPA Registered
Counselling can help individuals to understand themselves better, to alleviate distress and create a different future. I am committed to providing counselling in safe , supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment.
Together we will explore your thoughts and feelings and work together to find a different way of being and moving your life forward.
How I work
I am a BUPA registered and Accredited integrative counsellor/psychotherapist working in the Farnham area, I offer a flexible approach, incorporating aspects and tools from a number of different theoretical approaches aimed at meeting your individual needs.
I believe that strength comes from within and we all have the ability to change given the right conditions and motivation. At times life is hard and we can lose our way, this is where counselling can help by offering scope for change, personal acceptance or a different perspective.
I have worked in the Financial Services sector for 15 years developing and counselling management and staff at all levels. I have supported and assisted staff during, and at risk of redundancy, enabling them to find new direction in their personal and professional lives.
Due to my business background, I have an understanding and personal experience of the pressure and stresses of working in demanding and fast moving environments.
In addition to my private practice I have volunteered on a 24hr support line for men and women experiencing domestic abuse.
I also work as a mentor for Surrey County Council and Clear Links , offering support to children and young people who are struggling with different aspects of their lives, whether that is relationships, school/college/university or emotional issues.
Is Counselling for Me ?
If you are unsure whether counselling is for you I am happy to provide a free telephone consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy ( Fda Integrative) via Greenwich University.
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 1 Introduction to Counselling
Valid and enhanced DBS check
As a practicing professional I am committed to my own development and have completed additional training in a number of areas to enhance my work such as :
* Solution focused counselling
* Domestic abuse
* Working with vulnerable families
* Eating disorder
* Working with Aspergers
* Working with Anger
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am also able to help with career development, Life Coaching, personal development and mentoring
- I charge from £55 per session
- Each session is for 50 minutes
- Sessions are available evenings, weekends and daytimes
If cost is holding you back, some concessions are available, I would be happy to discuss your individual situation.
Concessions offered for
I have a broad range of experience and some of the areas I have worked with are :
* Anger Management
* Loss / bereavement
* Relationships / affairs /betrayals
* Domestic abuse
* Work related issues - lack of direction / unable to acheive promotion
* Self esteem
* Being a carer
* life coaching
In addition to my private practice I volunteer for a local charity offering low cost counselling to low income families.