Sarah Clark (MA, PGDip, RMBACP) Relate Trained: Couples, Individuals & Families
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
I worked as a Counsellor for Relate, primarily with couples, from 2005-2019
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
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
- Domestic Violence & Abuse
- Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
- LGBTQ+ Awareness
- Internet Sex Addiction
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing & The Stages Of Change
- Mental Capacity Act
- Child Protection & Safeguarding
- Adult Protection & Safeguarding
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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".
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.
I am a Registered Member of BACP and follow their Code of Ethics.
I receive regular supervision.
I am based in Central Ashford. Pay & Display parking available close by.
The online counselling I offer is via Zoom or FaceTime.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer early morning and evening appointments.
Types of client