Sarah Binstead BSc Therapeutic Counselling, MBACP, Person Centred Supervisor.
I offer clients the time and space to explore their thoughts and feelings in a non judgemental, accepting environment on a one to one basis. This allows clients the opportunity to explore their situation, feelings, any choices they may have and identify changes that they would like to make for themselves. This can be an extremely cathartic, empowering experience.
I promote a welcoming, safe environment where clients can feel able to relax and talk, a safe space where they can focus on themselves and often difficult issues they are experiencing in an empathic, confidential environment being offered unconditional positive regard.
I initially trained in the Person Centred Approach to counselling, but have continued my proffessional development and consider I use an integrative approach, tailoring the sessions to the clients needs depending on the presenting issue(s). This may be a talking therapeutic approach or a more structured form using CBT techniques.
I have worked in a private setting for a number of years and also have twelve years experience working within an NHS Occupational Health setting. I have therefore had the priveledge of working with many clients with a diverse range of issues including:Depression, anxiety disorders, panic, relationship, bereavement, family, gender issues, family problems, bullying to name but a few. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work strictly within these ethical guidelines.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Therapeutic Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Counselling
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Certificate In Person Centred supervision
Pttls 4 Teaching Certificate
EFT Practitioner Level 2
I have had the privilege of working with clients with a diverse range of issues. As well as working within private practice, I have worked for the NHS for ten years as a counsellor. I am a member or the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and work strictly within their ethical boundaries.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
One hour counselling session £40.00 per session
As well as my Counselling qualifications I have Pttls Level 4 Teaching Certificate. This allows me to facilitate training and teach counselling skills part time in a further education setting.
I also present Stress Awareness Training and can put packages together for independent companies to be presented to their staff. If you have any questions about this area of my work please do not hesitate to ring me to discuss further.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments Monday to Friday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have been a qualified counsellor since 2006 and am a registered member of the BACP. I have a BSc in Therapeutic Counselling, along with a Diploma, Certificate in CBT from Sheffield University in 2008 and a Certicificate in Person Centred Counselling.View supervision profile