Sara Speakes

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

MBACP Fda (Accred) BUPA Registered
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7SD
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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
* Safeguarding
* Working with vulnerable families
* Eating disorder

* Working with Aspergers
* Working with Anger
* Attachment
* Shame

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am also able to help with career development, Life Coaching, personal development and mentoring


£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality

Additional information

  • I charge from £65 per session
  • Each session is for 50 minutes
  • Sessions are available daytime and evenings
  • If cost is holding you back, some concessions are available, I would be happy to discuss your individual situation.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointments are available evenings and daytime

Further information

I have a broad range of experience and some of the areas I have worked with are :

* Anxiety
* Anger Management
* Depression
* Stress
* Loss / bereavement
* Relationships / affairs /betrayals
* Domestic abuse
* Work related issues - lack of direction / unable to acheive promotion
* Redundancy
* Self esteem
* Retirement
* 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.

The Therapy Rooms, East Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7SD

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages


Sara Speakes
Sara Speakes