Sarah Child, MBACP (Accred.)
I am an experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor working in Godalming/Farnham. I offer individual counselling to adults and young people and supervise trainee and qualified counsellors on a 1-1 basis and in groups. 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. Sometimes we can cope but at other times things can feel overwhelming. This is when it can be helpful to seek some counselling support. As a therapist, I can 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, 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.
Please click on the link to my website (at the top of this page) for more information about how counselling can help you and for further details of my practice.
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 also plan and facilitate support groups for newly bereaved adults and primary and secondary age children. My current part time role at the hospice includes working with patients and carers through their losses and grief alongside a variety of other issues and challenges. I supervise trainee and volunteer qualified counsellors 1-1 and within groups.
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 also work with IAPT (NHS) clients in short term therapy, that are referred to me from The Eaves.
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Counselling £50.00 per session (50 minutes)
Supervision £50.00 per hour (1.5hrs £75.00)
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.
The Eaves - Farnham
Parking: There is a large pay and display car park (Central Car Park- GU9 7RD) on Victoria Road, directly behind Robert Dyers. Charges £0.80 per hour, for the first two hours.
By car: Easy access via the A31 and A325.
By train: The closest train station is Farnham Railway Station, which is a 9 minute walk from the practice.
By bus: Farnham has regular services from Guildford, Aldershot, Farnborough and surrounding areas. Most stop on Farnham High Street, a short walk from the practice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays, limited evening and weekend availability
Types of client