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About me

When life is tough, one of the hardest things is to admit you are struggling and knowing what to do to make yourself feel better. Finding the right counsellor who will work alongside you is important – I aim to build a therapeutic relationship that is unique to you and offers what you need.

As an experienced Integrative Counsellor, I use a range of counselling therapies to support you as you make sense of what has gone on in the past, what is happening now and explore changes that you would like to make for the future.

As we work together to explore your situation, we would also look at coping strategies. For example, you may be suffering from anxiety, depression or sleeping difficulties, and so our work would be proactive and solution focused, often involving new thinking and behaviours that are more helpful.

I have helped many individuals and couples to find a greater sense of control over their lives when coping with challenges including, but not limited to;

Affairs & betrayals      Anxiety & stress      Attachment issues

Bereavement & loss      Childhood trauma    Depression

Divorce & separation  Emotional abuse      Life changes/events

Low self-esteem             Pregnancy loss      Relationship difficulties

Suicidal feelings          Trauma                  Work related difficulties

I work with both individuals and couples, ensuring that the experience is uniquely tailored to your goals and moves at a pace that is comfortable to you. The work can be short or longer term and with regular reviews, you can ensure that you are getting the most from our sessions.

I am currently only able to offer video (Zoom) or telephone counselling due to social distancing regulations. However, if you decide to start therapy with me remotely, there is always the option of moving to face-to-face sessions once the Covid restrictions allow.

I hope that my support as a warm, respectful, non-judgemental counsellor will bring increased self-awareness and empower you to find those elusive answers and a re-focused direction.

Have a look at my web pages to see if I seem like ‘the right fit’, then contact me by email or telephone for a no-obligation chat. I offer an initial session at a reduced  fee, so that you can be sure that I am the right therapist for you. You are not alone in this. I look forward to hearing from you,

Sarah

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Registered Member BACP
  • Level 2 Couples Counselling
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health
  • B.A. (Hons)

In addition to my Private Practice in Wokingham, I also work at a BACP Accredited Counselling service in Camberley where I see both individual clients and couples. I previously worked for a bereavement support service in Wokingham.

Professional Development Training Including:

  • Managing Anxiety
  • Working with Trauma
  • Psychosexual Therapy
  • Understanding Menopause
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Working with Suicide Ideation
  • Autistic Spectrum Condition
  • Narcissism
  • Couples Counselling
  • Body Modification
  • Effects of Virtual World/Social Media
  • Neuroscience of the mind-body connection
  • Working with Creative Tools in Therapy
  • Integrating Artwork into your Counselling Practice

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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

  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

From £45.00 to £55.00

Additional information

  • Individual £45 for 50 minutes
  • Couples £55 for 50 minutes or £90 for 90 minutes
  • Reduced fee for initial session

Payment can be made by cash, cheque or BACS on or before the day.

Availability

Daytime, evening and Saturday morning appointments available

Further information

Location

My counselling practice in Wokingham is within easy reach of Ascot, Bracknell, Camberley, Earley, Maidenhead, Reading, Sandhurst and Woodley.

Appointments and availability

Daytime, evening and Saturday morning appointments available.

I am currently only able to offer the remote counselling due to social distancing regulations.

Wokingham
Berkshire
RG40

Key details

Sign language
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Wheelchair user access

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.

Unspecified

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Sarah Boylan Registered MBACP, Dip. Counselling

Sarah Boylan Registered MBACP, Dip. Counselling