About me

What is counselling?

At times in our life, we may all feel the need for someone to talk with; to feel heard, listened to and understood, with no judgement, and to work through personal challenges or concerns. Counselling offers a confidential and supportive space for you to explore your feelings, and helps you to develop understanding and an insight into your behaviours and feelings to overcome difficulties.  Counselling can help you develop better ways of coping, allowing you to move forward and get the most out of life.

A counsellor is not there to give you advice, tell you what to do or judge you in any way. The aim of counselling is to help you to come to your own decisions as only you really know how you feel in any given situation.

About me

I am a qualified integrative counsellor, with a person-centred emphasis, which enables me to draw on a variety of different approaches and I use a range of counselling techniques to tailor the therapy to you as an individual. I endeavour to offer you a warm, safe, supportive, non-judgemental and private environment where you will be heard and understood; for you to share and explore any concerns or challenges you may be facing.

I have supported a variety of clients with a wide range of issues; for example anxiety, trauma, abuse, general life problems, lack of confidence and depression. In addition to my private practice,  I also work as a volunteer counsellor with a charity called The Parenting Project, working with and supporting parenting issues,  and I am a Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) working under the BACP Ethical Framework, and an Accredited Member of The NCS (National Counselling Society).

Contact and appointments

If you would like an initial conversation about how counselling could help you, please contact me to arrange a free, no-obligation talk and we can decide together the best route for you.

Appointments are for 50 minutes and cost £45. I offer a reduced rates for students. Flexible appointment times are available, including evenings and weekends. I offer both long and short-term therapy. Appointments are offered on-line (Zoom) or over the phone, and face to face appointments are also available in Alcester (B49) at Minerva Mill.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)

  • UKATA Transactional Analysis TA101

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Diploma
  • Grief & Bereavement Counselling Diploma

Other courses and CPD

  • Counselling On-Line and Using Telephone Methods
  • Understanding Your Own Grief
  • Breathwork for Anxiety & Trauma Recovery
  • Trauma and the Body : Dissociation & Somatisation
  • Working with Attachment Styles
  • The Teenage Brain
  • The Circle of Security - Secure Attachment for a full-functioning family
  • Couple Relationship mapping using TA
  • Relational Methods in TA Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Women & Gambling Related Harms

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.

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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.

National Counselling Society

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

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £45, payable in advance.

Availability

Flexible appointment times available, including evenings and weekends.

Minerva Mill
Station Road
Alcester
Warwickshire
B49 5ET

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

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

Wheelchair user access

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.

Online platforms

Zoom

Social

Sarah Bingham

Sarah Bingham