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Sarah Bluff Accred MNCS Dip in Therapeutic Counselling

Margam SA13 & Bridgend CF31
07488 345518 07488 345518 Registered / Accredited
Margam SA13 & Bridgend CF31

About me

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 on Bridgend and a private setting in Margam

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 ).

Currently;

Private Practice in a Bridgend GP surgery.

Private practice in Margam.

Counsellor in Porthcawl Counselling outreach service based in Maesteg

Volunteer Counsellor in Porthcawl counselling service - Ty Elis

Approved Counsellor for Police firearms officers Association  PFOA

Company name is Misneach counselling.

Attended further education and BACP CPD video presentations;

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

BACP hub video presentation  ASD: presentatations in the therapy room and the adaptations practitioners can make - Eirian Teague

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.

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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Introductory session of half an hour free of charge if requested upon initial contact

Cost per session face to face  £40.

Cost per session telephone or online £30

Will reduce fee if block booking made.

Oak Tree Surgery
Brackla
Bridgend
CF31 2PQ

Margam
Bridgend
SA13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Lift available

Availability

  • Monday to Friday 9am til 5 pm

Sunday 6pm til 9pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Sarah Bluff  Accred  MNCS Dip in  Therapeutic Counselling

Sarah Bluff Accred MNCS Dip in Therapeutic Counselling