Sara Thompson FdSc MBACP (Accred) Counsellor Hartley Wintney, Finchampstead
24th March 2020 - CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
In line with the latest Government measures, I am continuing to work with clients on Skype and telephone counselling, offering the same level of confidentiality as face-to-face. I am used to working this way, and am receiving very positive feedback from clients who are less used to this. After just a few minutes, if feels perfectly natural. Stay safe and well.
As human beings, we share common experiences such as anxiety, relationship breakdowns or low self-esteem to name but a few, however, every person's perspective on life events is unique to you and the meaning you attach to them. By working collaboratively with you, together we find patterns of behaviour and different ways of feeling and thinking to break the cycle of negative thoughts and bring about a sense of self acceptance, self worth and personal fulfilment. Through working within a therapeutic relationship that is non-judgmental and empathic, a self-awareness emerges of inner resourcefulness that brings personal growth and a renewed sense of hope for change.
I can work both short-term (although a minimum of six sessions is recommended) in a brief solution focused approach, or open-ended, taking as long as you need to explore unhealthy patterns or coping strategies that may have developed, leaving you feeling 'stuck'.
I have set up my private practice, Coach House Counselling, using private therapy rooms in Hartley Wintney, Finchampstead & Wokingham that offer a safe and confidential environment to a wide area also covering Eversley, Yateley, Bramshill, Hook, Reading and Bracknell. Through my work at Royal Holloway, University of London, I have experience of working with older teenagers and young people, as well as adults with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship breakdowns, disordered eating, low self-esteem and many more.
As a qualified professional, I adhere to the BACP Ethical framework and it's values and principles.
Training, qualifications & experience
FdSc Integrative Humanistic Counselling (University of Greenwich)
Certificate Integrative Humanistic Counselling Level 3 (Guildford College)
Advanced DBS check
Fully insured practice
Past & Current Experience:
Royal Holloway, University of London (Counsellor)
Private practice in Wokingham, Finchampstead & Hartley Wintney (Counsellor)
Voluntary sector in Wokingham (Counsellor)
Voluntary sector in Henley-on-Thames (Counsellor)
Approved Therapist for Private Health Care With;
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
£55 per session (50 minutes)
Payment by cash on the day or by BACS transfer 24 hours ahead of appointment.
Please email, text or phone for more information or any questions you may have.
Please provide a minimum of 24 hours' notice of cancellation to avoid 100% cancellation charge.
I aim to respond to client enquiries as soon as possible, normally within 24 hours.