Sarah Bignold BSc (Hons) MSc HG.Dip.P
Does life feel a struggle?
Anxiety, depression, irritability and anger can affect any of us at times, as can low self-esteem and lack of confidence. Sometimes life can feel empty, meaningless or we feel worn down by difficult relationships, workplace stress, bereavement, loneliness or as a carer for a loved one.
I am caring and compassionate and will work with you in a supportive, non-judgemental way to help you make sense of your situation, resolve difficulties and build resilience in the face of life's challenges. I truly believe there is a way forward for everyone.
As a Human Givens therapist I draw upon the most up to date evidence based approaches to bring about positive change. I am accredited by the Professional Standards Authority and work in accordance with their code of ethics and professional conduct policies. I have enhanced DBS disclosure.
Sessions last 50 minutes. Sessions usually take place weekly but may be fortnightly, monthly or even less frequently according to your needs and choice.
The duration of therapy may range from as little as one or two sessions, right up to longer term therapy when difficulties are more complex or deeply entrenched.
If you would like to discuss your situation prior to making an appointment I would be very happy to hear from you and can offer a free 20 minute no obligation phonecall.
Training, qualifications & experience
Over the last nine years I have worked with the charity MIND and as an NHS Mental Health Practitioner in General Practice. My experience covers a wide range of mental health difficulties - from relatively mild issues, such as workplace stress and low mood right up to more complex or enduring issues such as psychosis and personality disorders.
Alongside this one-to-one work I have facilitated recovery focused courses drawing upon a range of modalities, including CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and ACT.
My qualifications include:
- BSc (Hons) and MSC in Sociology
- PG Diploma in Human Givens Psychotherapy
- Certificate in Psychoanalytic Pluralism
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (wpf therapy)
- I am a member of the European Therapy Studies Institute
Human Givens Institute
The Human Givens Institute (HGI) is both a membership organisation and a professional body representing the interests of those in the caring and teaching professions who have an interest in or utilise the human givens approach. Counselling Directory register Registered Members (MHGI) and Fellow Members (FHGI), who will have completed the Post Graduate Practitioner's Assessment (Part III) and who are fully qualified to practise as a human givens therapist or counsellor. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
My fees are £55 a session. I can sometimes offer concessions when clients cannot afford the full fees.
I am available Monday to Saturday 10am - 8pm.
I have a consulting room at The Quaker’s Meeting House in Central Winchester. The Meeting House is set in a beautiful walled garden and is a quiet tranquil setting. It is 5 mins walk from the bus station, 15 mins walk from the railway station and a 2 min walk from the nearest car park in Colebrook Street.
I can also offer home visits up to a 10 mile radius of central Winchester.