Hi, I'm Sarah, a BACP Accredited Counsellor working one to one with clients who may be facing difficulties in their family relationships.
Through non-judgemental, confidential counselling sessions, I support you in unpicking these issues relating to your partner, children & family, exploring how they impact on your ability to relate to others. Working this way will improve both your own emotional wellbeing and your relationships with those around you.
I often work with parents, as being a parent can be difficult and overwhelming.
You may be struggling with a new baby, a toddler's tantrums, a challenging teenager who is experimenting in risk-taking behaviour or anxious about your child's wellbeing at home or school.
Parenting can put a strain on your relationship with your partner, and as an adult, some of this difficulty can arise from our own experience of being parented and our childhood history. This is something I can also help and support you with.
When we meet for the first time, I will usually spend around an hour and a half with you to talk about your primary worries and to explain how we would work together. I offer short term (around 6 weeks) or longer term work, depending on what you feel would benefit you. After our assessment meeting, sessions last for 50 minutes at a regular, agreed time each week.
If you would like to arrange an initial assessment, please do get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and work according to BACP Ethical Guidelines. I trained at Birkbeck (General Certificate in Counselling) and Place2Be (PG Dip Counselling Children in Schools).
I am a qualified practitioner of Triple P Primary Care Level 3 and have been accredited by The Foundation for Infant Loss via their online training. I have experience working with people who have experienced stillbirth, miscarriage and fertility issues.
With 10 years post qualified experience working with parents and children, I am able to support children with emotional and social problems at school involves working with parents to facilitate change for the whole family. I have built up a wealth of experience in supporting parents whose child's problems cause them anxiety and stress as well as problems with their partner and issues for the family as a whole.
I am currently working face to face and I am also able to offer sessions via Zoom. Protocols for working safely during Covid-19 are in place for the safety of counsellor and client.
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.
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
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
- Family relationships
- School related issues
- Parenting adolescents
- Parenting toddlers
- Parenting school-aged children
- Managing anxiety in children
- Still birth
Please contact me directly to check my availability, I am currently offering online and telephone sessions.
I work at Bellenden Therapies, Peckham in SE15.