Sarah Bingham MNCS Accred
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.
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 an Individual 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) and Stratford-on-Avon (CV37).
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
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.
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.
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
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
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £45, payable in advance.
Flexible appointment times available, including evenings and weekends.