Sarah Child, MBACP (Accred.)
Experienced Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Supervisor in Godalming. Due to COVID 19 I am currently offering online face to face and telephone sessions. Please contact me for a free 20 minute telephone assessment.
I offer individual counselling to adults, young people and trainee counsellors. I supervise trainee and qualified counsellors on a 1-1 basis. Daytime & limited evening appointments. Experienced working with depression, anxiety, loss and bereavement, relationship issues, self harm, stress, low self esteem and self confidence.
Life can be difficult for all of us, at different times, for different reasons. When things feel overwhelming and it can be helpful to seek counselling support. As a therapist, I offer a safe and confidential space for you to talk through any issues or challenges that you may be experiencing. It can be helpful to explore what is going on for you and to share your fears, thoughts and feelings.
My aim is to provide you with a relationship built upon trust, openness and honesty, where you can feel accepted without judgement. A counsellor will not give advice or offer the answers to your problems but will remain alongside you and help you find your own way forward. Working from a Humanistic approach, we will focus upon what is happening for you in the present, however, past and previous relationships clearly affect our present so these are explored as they arise. I take the lead from my client and work at their pace and gently challenge when appropriate to facilitate different/new perspectives and to help increase self awareness.
I understand that seeking counselling can be a daunting prospect and do my upmost to create an environment where my client feels comfortable and at ease. An initial session is an opportunity for us to meet, discuss your needs and consider if and how we can work together.
Approach: I work from a Humanistic approach to Counselling, integrating Person Centred, Existential and Gestalt therapies. I am also informed by Attachment Theory and Transactional Analysis (TA).
Type of clients: Adults 1-1 and Young People 1-1 (From 16 years old)
Format: Face to face long term, short term or time limited therapy.
Ideally attendance will be weekly, at a regular time that is mutually convenient.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Diploma in Counselling Supervision
MBACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Ba Hons in Counselling (University of Greenwich)
Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling (University of Greenwich)
My experience has been developed from working with Bereaved/Pre- Bereaved clients and their families at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham. I work one to one offering counselling support to adults and children at the hospice, at home and school. I am responsible for undertaking assessments to establish patients and their families emotional needs. I facilitate a support group for newly bereaved adults. My part time role includes supporting patients and carers through their adjustment to illness, losses and grief alongside a variety of other issues and challenges.
I have also worked with young people (12-24 years) for the Youth Counselling Service in Guildford (NHS/Virgin Care). This short term work provided a safe space for the young person to understand, explore and find ways to cope with issues like anger, depression, anxiety, self harm and relationship issues.
Within my private practice, I have experience of working with a wide range of issues that include anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and relationship issues. I have also worked with IAPT (NHS) clients in short term therapy, referred to me by The Eaves.
I am a qualified supervisor with experience in supporting trainee and qualified counsellors, 1-1 and within groups. My aim is to provide a supervisory relationship that is caring, supportive and growth inducing.
I have attended a wide range of additional training that includes; Working with Anger, Safeguarding Adults, Working with Relational Trauma and Dealing with Disorganised Attachment, Child Sexual Exploitation, Working Relationally with Addiction, Working Systemically with Venograms, Transactional Analysis 101, Understanding and Working with Anxiously Attached Clients, Grief when a child dies, Facilitating Groups and IAPT (NHS) training, Introduction to Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
I am committed to my own continued professional development and regularly attend further training to enhance my practice. I am an fully accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their guidelines for ethical practice, which includes regular supervisory support for my client work.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling: £55.00 per session (50 minutes)
Trainee Counsellors personal therapy: £45 per session (50 minutes)
Supervision £55.00 for 1 hour or £80.00 for 1.5 hours
Please note: I reserve the right to charge for cancelled or missed appointments with less than 48 hours' notice provided.
The Eaves - Godalming
Parking: Some off street parking is available close to the practice. A pay and display car park is only a short walk away at Meadow (A3100), Godalming (nearest postcode GU7 3HY) charges are £0.50 for up to two hours.
By car: Easy access via the A3 and A3100.
By train: The closest train station is Farncombe Railway Station, which is a 14 minute walk from the practice.
By bus: Godalming has regular services from Guildford, Woking, Farnham and surrounding areas. Most services stop on Meadow, just at the top of Catteshall Road (a 5 minute walk away). Services 70/71/72 stop directly opposite the practice.