About me

I offer face to face individual, integrative counselling for teenagers and adults and non-directive play therapy for children aged 5 years and over. My counselling approach is creative, integrative and person centred. I can offer a safe, confidential space to explore issues and focus on what is concerning you.

Prior to becoming a counsellor I worked in education for 30 years specialising in supporting children and young people with special educational needs, and in particular autism, this experience informed my specialist therapuetic work supporting adults and children with a diagnosis.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA in Counselling - University of Manchester, awarded 2018
  • Accredited, Certified EFT Practitioner - AAMET, awarded 2016
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy - Canterbury Christ Church University awarded 2012
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Autism - University of Birmingham, awarded 2004
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Langauge and Communication Impairment in Children - University of Sheffield, awarded 2002
  • Bachelor of Education - University of Birmingham, awarded 1981

Member organisations

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

  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Play Therapy is £50.00 per session plus room hire if needed.

Counselling is £50.00 per session.

Availability

9am - 7pm Weekdays

Birmingham
West Midlands
B27

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

When I work from home and can offer a downstairs room if needed but my main room is up one flight of stairs. I also have access to a room at a venue in Yardley Wood which is all on one level.

Sara Walton

Sara Walton