Sarah Bluff Accred MNCS Dip in Therapeutic Counselling
I'm a professional qualified integrative Counsellor, who is BACP and NCS registered. I have worked within the NHS sector in different positions for the past 20 years and provide a safe, non judgmental, confidential, and professional service situated in a surgery in Bridgend.
I use a variety of theoretical approaches in my practice to assist my clients with their presenting difficulties including; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and Humanistic models. I recognise every client is unique so adjust and use models appropriate to meet their needs, allowing my clients many ways to challenge and work with their current issues in a way most conducive to their personality, thoughts and presenting mindset.
My aim is to allow my client to widen their lens, to understand their stressors and challenges and to work on strategies together, to break through their barriers they are facing in order to create acceptance and or to increase self awareness and feel stronger, and to have a greater compassion for themselves, which in turn will create change in their lives.
I am very passionate about my position and feel extremely privileged to listen to and to be a part of my clients' journey from a position of confusion and anxiety to a place of hope and well being.
I have excellent feedback on my service and have seen my clients shift from their initial assessment of negativity to over a period of long or short term work, depending on their needs, leave with hope in their current and future lives. Regaining their autonomy and taking control of their lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - ( accredited by the National Counselling society ).
Private Practice in a Bridgend GP surgery.
Private practice in Margam.
Counsellor in Porthcawl Counselling outreach service based in Maesteg
Volunteer Consellor in Porthcawl counselling service - Ty Elis
Company name is Misneach counselling.
Attended further education;
Cruse "Bereavement and Death in the Military" course.
Ethical Practice course - Ty Elis in-house training.
Treating intrusive thoughts and the inner critical voice - NCS
Eating disorders introductory training Ty Elis in house training
Trauma : its impact and treatment - Dr. Dorey AFT Cymru
BACP hub seminars; love and its shadows, The emotional legacy of child abuse
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Humanistic therapies
Introductory session of half an hour free of charge if requested upon initial contact
Cost per session £40.
Will reduce fee if block booking made.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday 9am til 5 pm
Sunday 6pm til 9pm
Types of client