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-judgemental 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 practising 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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am also able to help with career development, Life Coaching, personal development, coaching and the fear of failure.
- I charge from £50per session
- Each session is for 50 minutes
- Sessions are available evenings, weekends and daytimes
Some concessions are available and I am happy to discuss your individual situation
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments are available evenings, weekends and daytime
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|