Sarah Comerford

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BSc (Hons), QCG, AdvDip, MBACP
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 4EU
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

About me and my counselling approach

People come to counselling for many different reasons. If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you’re feeling the need - or desire - to seek some help and support in your life, and perhaps make some changes. You may have something specific that you are looking to change or gain help with. It may be that you are feeling stuck, experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety, uncertainty and feeling overwhelmed. You may have or are still experiencing a traumatic time in your life. Maybe you are looking for an opportunity to get to know yourself better and to understand why specific people, events, scenarios cause you to behave in the way that you do. Counselling can, I believe be an incredibly valuable tool to help you, regardless of the issue.

It is essential that your counsellor is someone with whom you feel safe and able to share important parts of your life with, without fear or judgement, and I understand that this can be a difficult process. I am passionate about providing an open and safe environment for you so that you get the best out of our time together. 

In order to facilitate this, I offer a free initial phone call, this gives us both an opportunity to find out more about each other and for us to get a sense of whether I will be a good fit for you and what you are looking for in counselling.  We can then arrange an initial session, this will give you the opportunity to experience a full counselling session with me and for you to gain a sense of whether you feel comfortable with us working together to help achieve your desired outcomes.

As an integrative counsellor, I can work with individuals in an open ended manner, where we don't set a limit on the number of sessions you see me for. I also provide short term and time limited therapy, this can be helpful for individuals who would like to work on something more specific for a set period of time during our counselling sessions. You may not have a sense of how you would like to work at the beginning of our therapy, this is something we can explore and review on a regular basis.

I have several years experience working with issues around depression, low mood, anxiety, anger management, loneliness, trauma, relationships, family issues, low self esteem, stress, panic attacks, career and employment, bereavement and loss, self harm, physical, emotional and sexual abuse and assault. I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative counsellor and have experience in working with individuals who would like to explore their relationships, gender and identity.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision
  • Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, Level 5 (BACP Accredited)
  • Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • BSc (Hons) Human Psychology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Careers Guidance
  • Level 4 in Advice and Guidance
  • Safeguarding for young people (2021) and an up to date DBS check

Short courses in:

  • Shame, Trauma and Dissociation
  • Bereavement
  • Working alongside Trans, Non-binary and gender questioning people, their partners and families
  • Time-limited Counselling
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Fragmented Minds: Dissociation, Dissociative Identity Disorder and Psychosis.
  • Psychiatry, Psychodynamics and Psychopathology

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I have over 8 years experience of working with individuals in private practice as well as working with several charities, including No 5 Counselling, Arc Counselling and Oxford Women's Counselling. If you would like to discuss this further, I would be happy to arrange an initial phone call to give us the opportunity to get a sense of whether I am the right counsellor for you.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£60 per session. Each session lasts for 50 minutes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Day, evening and weekend appointments available.

24 Barkham Ride, Finchampstead, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 4EU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Free parking and easily accessible by public transport

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In person

Counselling Supervisor working within an integrative model, registered member of the BACP.

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Sarah Comerford
Sarah Comerford