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Sara von Sommaruga Counsellor (Children,Teens,Families) MSc, BACP Accredited

East Grinstead RH19
07862 706 426 07862 706 426 Registered / Accredited
East Grinstead RH19

About me


During this unprecedented and worrying time families will be spending more time together and having to deal with new and unknown challenges and anxieties.  Due to government advice I have temporarily stopped offering face to face counselling. However, I will be continuing to provide counselling to children and their families through video calls and telephone.

Please feel free to contact me through email or telephone, so that we can make a time to talk about your child and/or family and how I can help.

I look forward to hearing from you

Best wishes Sara

Want to be a happier and closer family? Explore difficulties and improve communication?

We all experience difficult times in our lives and struggle to cope on our own.  During these times we could benefit from talking to a counsellor.

I have fifteen years experience working as a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor. Over the last 10 years I have built up two private counselling practices in East Grinstead.

I work with children, adolescents and young adults, aged from 8-26. I provide both long term and short term therapy with individuals and their families.

For over thirteen years I worked in local secondary schools setting up and providing counselling to students and supporting staff. During this time I built successful working relationships with local Doctors, CAHMS and young people’s services.

In addition to my MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling for Children and Adolescents I have a Diploma in Group Supervision and have continued to engage in regular training and other developmental activities.

I am an Associate Lecturer at London University, teaching on the MSc Psychodynamic Counselling for Adults.  I also provide supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors.

I am an Accredited and Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their ethical codes and practices. I am up to date with Safeguard training.

What I offer:

Online video calls and telephone

One-One Counselling
Group Counselling/workshops (I am currently putting a group together for teenagers, so if you are interested please let me know)
Parental Consultation
Mediation between parent/s and child
Short and long term counselling
Individual and group supervision for trainee and qualified counsellors

Reviews:

''Sara is really nice and easy to talk to.  Some of the stuff that we talked about was hard but Sara was easy to talk to and very gentle''. Young Person

''Sitting here now, months down the line, I have my child back.  They are happier and their old selves, laughing and smiling. My relationship with them is back to how it was and we owe it all to Sara.  I will never forget what Sara has done for my family and we would recommend her to any of my friends and family who need help''. Parent

I would be very happy to have a no-obligation chat about any worries or concerns that you might have about your child and to discuss how I could help. Why not give me a ring and ask any questions that you might have about your child attending counselling.


        Together we will explore and resolve difficulties and find a way forward

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling for Children and Adolescents,University of London
  • Diploma in Group Supervision, London Institute of Group Anaysis
  • Specialises in working with children and teenagers
  • Fifteen years experience counselling young people in different settings
  • Accredited Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
  • Completed foundation course in Group Analysis, Institute of Group Analysis, London
  • Qualified as Suzuki flute teacher with American Suzuki Institute
  • BA in Fine Arts, Auckland University, New Zealand
  • Continued professional
    Child Protection Training
    Self-Harm Training

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.

BACP

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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Group therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Photos & videos

Fees


Counselling

Free Initial phone consultation to discuss your family/child
Individual: £50-£60 negotiable
Support Group for Parents/Carers: price negotiable
Parent/parent couple/families: £70-£100

Clinical Supervision
Individual - £50
Group - £35
Trainee Counsellor - Reduced rate

Further information

Appointments are usually held weekly at a regular time which is convenient to you.

I hold DBS Enhanced Disclosure to work with children and young people

Ship Street
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 4EF

London Road
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 1QF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Please feel welcome to ring me anytime, leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Families
Groups
Organisations
Sara von Sommaruga  Counsellor (Children,Teens,Families) MSc, BACP Accredited

Sara von Sommaruga Counsellor (Children,Teens,Families) MSc, BACP Accredited