About me

If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, stressed or depressed I can help. If these feelings don't apply to you please continue reading as I can help with a range of other issues too.  Often people just need a private space. The time to explore their thoughts and feelings. An opportunity to express themselves without being judged. I can provide a safe, welcoming environment where I can support you to work through your troubles which will enable you to make changes so that you can live and enjoy a more fulfilled life.

I am a qualified Gestalt Counsellor. Gestalt is a humanistic/existential therapy which focuses on our individual experiences and how we relate to others and our environment

How counselling can help

People can become stuck in fixed patterns and beliefs about themselves, their relationships and the world around them. My aim is to help you find new and more creative ways to resolve the problems you are facing.

The benefits of Gestalt counselling

  • Substantial increase in self-awareness and self-acceptance
  • Improved ability to live fully in the present moment
  • Improved communication skills
  • Better and more satisfying relationships with others
  • A greater understanding of your behaviours and the meaning you attach to them

Taking the first steps

Step 1: Get in touch with me either via email, phone or through my website.

Step 2: We can then arrange a free consultation, either face to face, on the phone or via an online video call, during this time we can talk about the problems you are facing, what you are hoping to get out of counselling and how I can best support you. This time gives you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Step 3: If we decide to go ahead with counselling we will arrange our first session to suit you; I can offer evenings, weekends and daytime appointments. Generally, we will meet on the same day, at the same time, each week.

Step 4: We may work either short term for 6 -12 sessions, or longer term. Either way, we will consider your needs together and agree on your priorities and timescales.

What you can expect from our first counselling session

Initially  we will complete a client information and history from together, this is often a useful aid for you to begin your counselling journey as you start talking about events in your life. Once completed the time is yours to talk about what brings you to counselling.  At the end of the first session, I usually summarise what you have said and we can then decide a plan for further sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualified Gestalt Counsellor - DipHE (BA Hons) MBACP Registered Counsellor

Before working in private practice I have previously worked for two local charities; Eastleigh Bereavement Services and Life Changes Counselling in Southampton, this gave me the opportunity to help and support clients from diverse backgrounds, with a wide range of needs, get their lives back on track.

I have worked in education for 20 years.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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Fees

Additional information

My fees are £45.00 per 50-minute session.
I offer a free initial consultation before you commit to counselling. I can offer either face to face, telephone or online counselling as well as Walking Therapy, for those of you who prefer to walk and talk and have your sessions outside amongst nature.

Availability

Daytime, evening or weekend sessions to suit you.

Further information

My private practice is run from my home in Botley, Southampton.  I use a designated room in my house which is solely use for counselling purposes.  I am easily accessible from Hedge End,  Eastleigh and the M27 also Bishops Waltham, Swanmore, Wickham and Fareham.

See my website for further details - https://www.sarahcurrycounselling.co.uk/

Botley
Southampton
Hampshire
SO30

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom
Sarah Curry

Sarah Curry