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Sarah Child MBACP Accred

Worthing, West Sussex, BN11
07817042858 Registered / Accredited
Worthing, West Sussex, BN11

About me

Are you feeling overwhelmed as the current situation extends. It might help to talk with a neutral person, a professional therapist. You can talk to me on the phone or online via Zoom or Skype. Text, email or call 07817042858. It's easy to set up.

I am an experienced integrative psychotherapist/counsellor, and can help with anxiety, bereavement, relationship problems, LGBT issues, living with illness, or disability. Unhappy feelings, difficulties with relationships, life events, or loss can become overwhelming.  Seeking help takes courage.  So when you start counselling, I will be non-judgemental, and respectful of your individuality.  We shall be working together for your benefit. 

About me
Good therapy is likely when your therapist understands what pain and struggle feel like.   Becoming a therapist has been my journey to freedom.  Finding friends along the way to guide or goad me was most important!  Seeing my therapist was more so.

Training and experience have shaped some professional tools and vision.
I lived abroad travelled when younger, so enjoy different cultures, and am deeply interested in different religions. 

I worked as a volunteer counsellor from 2005 and after training was awarded the Diploma in Integrative Counselling in 2011, and post graduate BACP accreditation.

How I work
As a humanistic integrative psychotherapist/counsellor, I work for you to reach for your own strength or solutions.  There are certain ingredients that make this possible.  Confidentiality and a feeling of trust are very importamt.  The counsellor needs to respond skilfully to you with understanding, empathy, and focus.  

Ongoing sessions allow us to address life's obstacles at their roots.  Long term therapy will help you change in a lasting way.  You will be supported by an experienced therapist and counsellor, who gets to know you well.  This helps you find your own strengths, meaning in life, and soulfulness.

A short course of counselling therapy focusses around your issue, to find a realistic solution
Whatever is bothering you, feel free to meet me for an introductory session to discuss, or explore your needs, feelings and thoughts.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Accreditation 2017

BACP approved Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling 2011

Certificate in Counselling Skills 2003
Alcohol Counsellor for Action for Change Organisation 2005-2009
Counsellor for Brighton Women's Centre 2008-10
Counsellor for Age Concern 2009-2012
Cruse Bereavement Care certificate 2015

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

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative

Fees

Free first half hour. This may be over the phone, or in the counselling room. I understand that seeking a counsellor can be a daunting prospect and I want my client to feel comfortable and at ease. My fee for an introductory 50 minute session is £20.00, this is an opportunity for us to meet, discuss your needs and consider if and how we can work together.

The standard fee for a counselling session is £40

Students fee £30. Concessions are available for those with low income.

Further information

Short or long term counselling is available.
The practice is conveniently positioned near Worthing town centre. 
Parking is free nearby (5 minutes walk) Please contact me for info about parking in the street (metered)
and public transport.

Worthing
West Sussex
BN11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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

I can see people on the ground floor, with notification. There is a bit of a step over the threshold, but a lighter wheel chair can be brought over this.

Availability

Weekdays, including some evenings currently - Phone or skype counselling available

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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