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About me

There is no doubt that life can be overwhelming and challenging at times.  Counselling therapy is dedicated time, set aside by you and the therapist, to think about your needs and what has brought you to therapy. It might involve thinking about life events, both past and present. It can empower you by helping you to understand yourself better. It can help you to re-evaluate things and turn perceived problems into personal growth.

Sometimes an individual may need support through a difficult time in their life by discussing coping strategies, other people might want to facilitate some change. If you are in a crisis, you may obtain benefit from a single session.  I will work with you to identify your particular needs.  Whatever you want to achieve, I can offer a safe and confidential environment for you to discuss your thoughts, feelings & behaviours. Looking after you is my priority.

I have been working in private practice for a number of years.  I also work as a Mental Health Champion for a local authority, promoting mental health awareness. I have agency experience, worked in a local secondary school and I am an approved specialist counsellor for working with victims of crime.

As individuals we are different and have different needs. As an Integrative therapist I am able to draw on more than one type of approach in order to work in the best interests of my clients. I draw on elements of the following therapies to inform my work:

Person Centred Approach
Transactional Analysis
Psychodynamic Theory
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and
Family/Systemic Theory

I never fail to be amazed and inspired by the human condition and what makes us think and act the way we do. My goal as a therapist is to help the individual find their own clarity, seek their own path. My role is to walk beside my client along this, sometimes short, sometimes long journey. I look forward to meeting and working with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB
BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
Cruse ABC course (Awareness in Bereavement Care)

Certificate in Working with Couples
Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB

Open University Counselling Online

MA Criminology

BA Hons Law & Politics

I hold an enhanced DBS

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Provider of therapeutic interventions to victims of crime through the Victims First Specialist Counselling Service across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

If you have been a victim of crime and require support you can contact Victims First on

0300 1234 148 or by visiting www.victims-first.org.uk

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees


£40 per 50 minute session for individuals. £65 per hour (60 minutes) for couples.  Concessions are available, please ask.

Sessions are usually weekly. Please telephone or email to make an appointment.

Concessions offered for

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

Further information

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. As a member of the BACP, I adhere to their ethical framework which provides guidance for good practice. I am committed to ongoing professional development. For more information please go to www.bacp.co.uk.


Princes Risborough
Buckinghamshire
HP27

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 Unspecified

Availability

Please call or email to make an appointment

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Sarah Andrews MBACP, Registered Dip.Psych.Couns

Sarah Andrews MBACP, Registered Dip.Psych.Couns