Sarah Ambridge

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Bournemouth, Dorset, BH11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Making the decision to approach therapy is a positive step. Whilst talking with friends and family is invaluable, sometimes outside professional help can bring about greater understanding of our problems. To me, it is important that we develop a therapeutic relationship where we can talk openly about what is important to you. I will be clear and open regarding the process and will encourage feedback. Therapy is a two way process and it's important you feel comfortable and safe in order to get the most from the sessions. 

I offer a warm, friendly and non-judgemental counselling service for adults and young people. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety, depression or relationship issues. Or perhaps you feel like you’re not coping with life as well as you’d like and you’re not sure why. You may be struggling with addiction issues, or troubled by memories from childhood. Whatever brings you to counselling, I am here to listen and support you in exploring the issues that may be blocking your path into a happier life.

You don’t have to feel alone, I offer caring and confidential support and will guide you through the counselling journey. 

I am an integrative counsellor, which in layman’s terms means I draw upon techniques and theories from different models of therapy. 

Please note, that I currently only offer one to one counselling (Couples counselling not available).

I offer a free 30 minute initial consultation which will provide you with an opportunity to talk about your needs and expectations and discuss the best way forward. You can use this time to see if you feel comfortable in the therapy setting before moving forward to full sessions. 

Sessions are available on weekdays and evenings. Please enquire through this website and I will get back to you as soon as possible to arrange a free consultation.

I am fully insured and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health TQUK 
  • CACHE/NCFE Level 2 Understanding Autism 
  • Level 2 Certificate in Self-harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention (RFQ) TQUK 
  • Safeguarding Level 3
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 CPCAB 
  • BACP/Open University Counselling Online Certificate
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3 CPCAB 
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2 CPCAB 
  • Certificate in Counselling Concepts Level 2 ABC
  • I am currently working with young people in the educational sector.

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Free initial half-hour consultation; if we both feel happy to proceed, further sessions are £45, with reduced rates for those applicable.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I will endeavour to accommodate your needs where possible.

Bournemouth, Dorset, BH11

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Sarah Ambridge
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