Hello, my name is Sarah Cunliffe. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
I am a fully qualified and insured Person-centred counsellor. I am a registered member of the British Association of counselling and psychotherapy(MBACP)
The core of my practice is to offer you a confidential safe space where you feel supported, understood and respected without feeling judged. My aim is to support you while you explore whatever issues may be causing you distress.
As a Person-Centred counsellor I believe that a person has the ability to decide what is right and best for them, and by exploring our thoughts, feelings, emotions, and experiences and having a better understanding of them, gives us the tools we need to make positive changes. I feel strongly about helping you to strengthen your own ability to identify and implement solutions that are right for you so that you feel empowered and able to draw on your inner resources no longer needing me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)
I have worked with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds with wide ranging issues, I started my career in Nursing 25 years ago and worked in a variety of specialities with adults with both physical illness and mental health issues. which led me to appreciate the benefit of good counselling and psychotherapy.
I have provided counselling for Leicester Women's Counselling centre for several years now and this is a service that works to improve the lives of women and girls with very complex and multiple needs or who are victims of abuse and/or trauma.
I also work with First Step in Leicester working with men who are survivors of sexual abuse and trauma.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Please feel free to contact me, in whichever way you feel most comfortable with, we can arrange to meet for an introductory session, (which is charged at £30.00) This gives you a chance to find out what counselling might feel like and to see what I am like. It also gives you an opportunity to ask questions and gives me the opportunity to find out what it is you are seeking and how best I might help you to achieve this.
There is absolutely no obligation to continue further sessions, if you do not feel comfortable, or decide that counselling is not for you.
Each session lasts for 50 mins (however our first meeting may take a little longer)
I charge a fee of £40.00 per session.
I predominantly work from our private practice in Blaby, but do have some availability to see clients from a comfortable counselling room in Loughborough, if this is more convenient.