Sarah Child MBACP Accred
Welcome and thanks for considering me as an integrative therapist to help you get through your difficulty or distress. Finding a way to work collaboratively is specially important to me; to explore together these difficult thoughts and feelings - safely, without the risk of being criticised, judged, or shamed.
I am an integrative counsellor and have worked successfully with anxiety, bereavement, and depression and other mental states. I help through relationship problems, LGBT issues, living with illness, or disability. We may explore overwhelming feelings and pain. Life events, or loss can just happen and become very distressing. But you are not alone when you can find someone accepting, attentive and resourceful.
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
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
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 £45
Students fee £35 Concessions are available for those with low income.
Weekdays, including some evenings currently - Phone or zoom counselling available
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.