Sarah Clark (MA, PGDip, RMBACP) Relate Trained: Couples, Individuals & Families

Sarah Clark (MA, PGDip, RMBACP)  Relate Trained: Couples, Individuals & Families

Ashford
Kent
TN23

07944 695465

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Ashford
Kent
TN23

07944 695465

About me

Welcome! I am a Counsellor and Relationship Therapist with 25 years’ experience working with people going through difficult times. Trained with Relate, I work with individuals, couples and families, believing that everyone has their own unique experience of life and their own understanding of what it is that brings them to see me.

I do not know what your current situation is, but I am guessing that you or someone close to you is:

  • experiencing confusion, sadness, anxiety or fear
  • facing a dilemma
  • struggling with a relationship
  • dealing with illness or bereavement
  • in emotional distress

You may have been grappling with the situation for a while or it may just have come upon you, but the fact that you are visiting this website tells me you would like help and support.

It can be a struggle to deal with difficulties alone. My aim is to provide a safe place to talk openly and in confidence. My hope is that together we will find a way to look differently at what you are going through and for you to gain some relief from this.

Whatever gender, race, sexuality or class you identify as, whatever your physical or mental health or disability, any religion or none, I will listen and talk to you with respect, honesty and compassion.

I offer expertise gained from the 20 years I worked as a Social Worker in Adult Social Care as well as the 13 years I have worked as a Therapist. I work for Relate alongside my private practice and have worked in hospices, hospitals and the community with adults experiencing illness, disability and emotional distress.

Over the years, I have gathered a range of knowledge and techniques. I tailor these to the individual, couple or family I am talking with and to what is troubling them. However, my overall practice is guided by the integration of Systemic and Psychodynamic Theory. Put simply, this means that I am curious about what is happening to you at present as well as what experiences you may have had in childhood and in your life up to now.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

I have worked as a Counsellor for Relate, primarily with couples, since 2005

I worked as a Counsellor in an NHS funded service, primarily with individuals, from 2015-2017

I worked as a Social Worker in Adult Care from 1991-2013, in a hospital, in a hospice & in the community

Qualifications

MA in Relationship Therapy - Relate Institute

Postgraduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy - Relate Institute

BACP Certificate of Proficiency

Postgraduate Certificate in Couple & Individual Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy - Tavistock Centre For Couple Relationships

Graduate Certificate Foundation in Couple Counselling - Relate Institute

Modular Certificate in Fundamentals of Psychotherapy and Counselling - Regents College

CQSW and MSc in Social Work

Training

  • Domestic Violence & Abuse
  • Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
  • Bereavement
  • LGBTQ+ Awareness
  • Internet Sex Addiction
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Shame
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing & The Stages Of Change
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Child Protection & Safeguarding
  • Adult Protection & Safeguarding

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Although "Gender Dysphoria" is listed above in the "Areas of Counselling I Deal With", I believe the term "Gender Identity" better expresses the experiences individuals face around this issue. "Identity" seems a more open and less judgemental term than what I see as the more medical term "Dysphoria".

Fees

An initial telephone consultation of up to 30 minutes is free

Individuals:   £50.00 per 50 minute session

Couples:       £60.00 per 50 minute session

Families:       £60.00 per 50 minute session

I do not charge for breaks and holidays that you make me aware of in advance.

However, I do charge the full session fee for cancellations and missed appointments with less than 24 hours notice.

Further information

I am a Registered Member of BACP and follow their Code of Ethics.

I receive regular supervision.

I am based in Kennington, Ashford. Free parking on-site is available.

The online counselling I offer is via Skype or Zoom

I am happy to work with you for a certain number of sessions or on an open-ended basis depending on your circumstances.

Maps & Directions

Ashford, TN23

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I offer early morning and evening appointments, particularly on a Thursday.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families