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Sarah Brigden MBACP(accred) Counselling and Supervision

Swindon SN1 & Chippenham SN15
07584 653851 07584 653851 Registered / Accredited

About me

              **** I am able to offer telephone counselling or video conferencing ****

Please feel free to contact me via email/ text or call to discuss ways in which I may be able to offer emotional support whilst we are experiencing social distancing/ self isolation. I am happy to chat.

Hi thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I have been supporting and helping clients since 2012. My aim is to offer clients the right support in a safe and non-judgemental environment enabling them to explore their own feelings and thoughts and discover the answers within. My counselling practise is non-directive based on a person centred approach integrated with humanistic existential and psychodynamic theory.

Before retraining as a counsellor I worked within a large manufacturing company and so have some understanding of the pressures of working in a large organisation and the challenges of employment. I work directly with an EAP provider helping employees with work related stress in addition to other issues that may affect them at work.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Relational Supervision
  • Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People
  • CPCAB Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Awareness in Bereavement Care: Foundation course

I have worked for Cruse Bereavement Care focussing on bereavement and loss and other voluntary counselling agencies supporting clients with a wide variety of issues, including anxiety and depression, infertility and pregnancy issues and work related stress. I work with individuals on a 1:2:1 basis.
I have worked within primary schools and with young people. Please call if you wish to discuss therapy for children or adolescence.

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.

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

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Counselling

Client range – Individual

Fees - £40 per session

Availability

Swindon - Wednesday afternoon and evening

Chippenham - Monday daytime and evening

Supervision

Availability in Swindon and Chippenham

please see supervisor profile

Turners Osteopathy
70B Park Lane
Chippenham
Wiltshire
SN15 1LW

The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre
23 Bath Road
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN1 4AS

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

Availability

I have availability on Mondays in Chippenham (daytime/evening)

I now have sessions available in Swindon on Wednesday afternoon

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Supervision

    I have just completed an Advanced Specialist Diploma in Relational Supervision validated by The National Counselling Society and complies with the standards expected by other professional organisations such as the NCS, UKCP and the BACP.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Sarah Brigden MBACP(accred)  Counselling and Supervision

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