About me

*ALL WORK IS VIA ONLINE THERAPY OR TELEPHONE THERAPY AT PRESENT*

It takes courage to seek counselling... I understand this and would like to reassure you; my priority is to ensure you feel valued, accepted and respected.

I understand and respect that each client is unique, has walked their own path, with their own story to tell... I feel privileged to be a part of that journey and aim to enable and empower my clients to make positive changes in their lives.

My counselling qualifications are very thorough - above degree level. I hold a specialist PostGraduate Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People & extensive training & experience in Trauma Therapy for adults & children also.

For 8 years I've been the West Mercia Specialist Therapist; providing specialist trauma therapy for child & adult victims of rape & sexual abuse, in crisis, across 4 counties; Shropshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire & Gwent. I see clients, often referred to me by West Mercia police at The Glade; forensic Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Worcester & Telford & I am highly experienced in pre-trial therapy.

I offer private counselling in Herefordshire & Malvern, Worcestershire, for adults & couples, struggling with a variety of issues. I also offer specialist child counselling for children aged 4-11 and counselling for young people aged 11-21. However as all work is currently online, this would not be suitable for very young children sorry.

Although I specialize in trauma therapy, I have many years of experience in working with clients of all ages with a variety of issues. A brief outline of some of the issues I have experience in dealing with are below;

Acute trauma, chronic trauma, developmental trauma & complex trauma. PTSD, RRTSD. Military trauma and hostage situations.

Re-entry anxiety due to covid-19. Loss & grief due to covid -19. Generalised anxiety disorder, relationship issues, family issues, separation & divorce. Loss & grief. Work related stress & harassment, anger & low self esteem.

I have over 20 years experience in working within the mental health sector.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People. (Level 7)
Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy.(Level 6)
HND in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. (Level 5)
HNC in Integrative Counselling Skills. (Level 4)

Integral Eye Movement Therapy
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults & Children.
Relationship/ Couple Counselling

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specialist Counselling for children and young people aged 4-24.

Specialist Trauma Therapy for adults & children

Couples Therapy

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

From £50.00 to £100.00

Additional information

*Please note that in order to keep everyone safe during the pandemic all of my sessions will be online or via telephone. You can talk from the comfort of your own home or chosen venue without having to worry about social distancing and travel.*

Fees for Online Therapy Sessions are the same as face to face sessions: £50 per session

Couples Therapy £75 per hour or £100 per hour & a half 

Availability

Online Therapy available

Telephone Counselling sessions available

Further information

To book an initial counselling session/consultation with me please click on the link above to email me

Hereford
Herefordshire
HR4

Malvern
Worcestershire
WR14

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Social

Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown