About me

Life is full of events, decisions and change which can impact how we feel, who we are and how we live our lives. Sometimes we need to explore and reflect upon our experiences to understand more about who we are. 

My name is Sarah Avis and I am a qualified Person-centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MSc) accredited with the UKCP.

I would like to offer you a warm, empathic, non-judgemental safe space for you to talk about your experiences. At your own pace, we can spend time together exploring and reflecting upon your thoughts and feelings with the aim of looking after your emotional well-being which can bring change and growth for you. I hope our sessions can develop a further understanding of who you are as a whole person so you feel more connected to the needs of your true self.

I have experiencing supporting clients in 1:1 counselling sessions (face to face and online) with a variety of needs and experiences. My main areas of client focus include physical, emotional and sexual abuse, providing support with a mental health diagnosis, grief, anxiety and depression. 

I am currently offering counselling sessions via Zoom. I offer both short and long term counselling relationships with weekly 50 min sessions at a regular time to suit. I offer both daytime and evening appointments. Our counselling relationship will be regularly reviewed to ensure the sessions are meeting your needs.

Please do contact me via telephone or email to arrange a free informal 15 min telephone conversation to talk about your needs for counselling and if I can help you with your concerns. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc in Person-centred and experiential Psychotherapy (2021)
  • Accredited Psychotherapist with the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)
  • Certificate of Cyber Therapy (2021)
  • Certificate of Counselling Young People (2017)

Extensive clinical experience in the charity sector supporting people who have experienced recent/historical sexual abuse and domestic violence. 

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Payment via Bank transfer after each session please

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My working hours are flexible and I do offer evening appointments to suit. Please contact me to discuss your needs. 

Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG11

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Zoom