Sarah Bower MNCS (Acc) Dip Couns. Integritive Counsellor. Children Adults
Hi, I am Sarah.
I offer professional Counselling for children, teenagers and adults experiencing Anxiety, GAD generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, depression, sadness, anger and other mental health issues from my therapy room - Dewdrop Counselling Service in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire. If you are nervous and would like a chat on the phone to introduce ourselves to each other then give me a call, I'm here to help.
Making it easier for you
I am a friendly approachable person very eager to make the counselling process easier for you or your family member by being accepting, relaxed and welcoming so please don't be afraid to make contact to ask me any questions.
I appreciate how difficult it is when you just don't feel ok, are feeling anxious, sometimes you know what is causing your problems other times you don't. At every point in our lives we encounter new barriers and anxieties that we can find difficult, wether its work, health, marriage, children, parents, family or bereavement but you don’t have to suffer this alone. Wether you are male, female young or mature there are issues that arise during your life that are not easy to cope with but this is when a counsellor can help you most. I understand its really difficult to seek help when we need it but its ok to not be ok, and there is always someone to turn too. I can offer you a safe secure non judgmental environment to discover what it is you are looking for.
How I work
I work in an integrative way which means I can offer a variety of modalities to work with often adjusting my approach to suit your needs as an individual or personal preferences for example Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT or Transaction Analysis.
As an example it is sometimes helpful to go back into our life's to explore our development and experiences which can help us understand what is going on for us today however if you feel this is not relevant exploration about 'what life is like for you now' offers real support for you when you need to feel genuine empathy. There is the possibility that by learning new strategies and techniques you can become more in control of your life which builds confidence and self esteem.
Counselling is a unique relationship built on trust and confidentiality so I ensure you my work is private and discreet.
I value genuine communication which reflects in my work, ensuring you feel comfortable to explore any issues you may like to.
My aim is to dismiss myths about counselling and who it is for because it is for any man, woman or child that would benefit from a therapeutic relationship, using that unique space to improves their lives by exploring, reflecting and learning.
I have a particular interest in anxiety and it’s effects. I can offer knowledge and understanding about your anxiety enabling you to understand where this reaction is coming from and what you can do to regain control.
If you would like to call me with any questions at all please do, or visit my webpage
for lots more information about counselling or me.
- If you are a student or qualified counsellor I do have hours/days available to hire my room out, so please get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have my own Counselling Service, and voluntary positions which includes experience working with a variety of issues including Bereavement, depression, low self esteem, anxiety and abuse.
I attend regularly educational training to keep me up to date with legislations and research.
A list of current qualifications are:
- Level 5 Diploma Working with Children and Adolescents
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Counselling Skills
- Level 3 Approaches to Counselling
- Level 2 Mentoring Skills
- NOCN Level 2 Mentoring
- Working with Dementia
- Substance Misuse
- Youth Mental Health First Aid
- Understanding and working with Autism
- Self Harm
- Understanding Drugs Misuse
- Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am a qualified Child and Adolescent Counsellor -
Therefor I am creative and understanding when it comes to what younger people need.
Working with younger people involves a huge amount of patience and spontaneity which is something I believe I can provide.
- Adult Sessions 50 mins - £45
- Children and Young people sessions are 50 mins -£40
- Counselling Students session £30
*Regular offers are available if you check on my web page or facebook page *
I have a large spacious, extremely private therapy room - (some counsellors work from home)
There is parking at the rear if required that will need to be authorised as this has a barrier.
You can access my service either by the main entrance, a big red door next to York House Medical Centre or if agreed via the more discreet rear entrance where the car park is located.
Toilet facilities are available.
I do have a few steps that lead to my room but there may be an alternative room available if you contact me with any requirements.