SARAH DAVIES MBACP Accred
Times are changing and this can cause new problems and challenges for us. From time to time it may be difficult for you to simply get through the day and maybe you feel unable to move forward. You might feel overwhelmed, confused, isolated, depressed, anxious, sad, angry etc or simply 'fed up' and not know which way to turn.
A committed, qualified, experienced and professional counsellor can help you through this troubling time.
Who I work with.
In addition to working with adults, I have considerable experience of working with young people as a counsellor in a further education establishment and work with teenagers 13 + in my private work. I have a special interest in offering counselling support for people with Asperger's/mild autism.
Your first session
I spend the first session finding out who you are and what makes you tick, which gives you time to relax into the initial start of the process. I encourage clients to think about their aims and goals they hope that their counselling will achieve, there begins the process.
'Talking therapy' really does help!!! So please contact me for more details about my working methods and location etc.
Training and Experience
I am psychodynamically trained, having obtained a Diploma in 2002 and have 14 years counselling experience.
As a psychodynamic counsellor (who uses elements of other approaches as and when necessary) I have had significant experience of working with:
- relationship issues
- loss & bereavement
- stress and much more.
Together we can explore the roots of your issue; understanding is the key to managing. I work to find long term solutions.
I would be delighted to hear from you by phone or email, when we could talk about how I work and arrange an initial meeting!
NORMALLY, I AM ABLE TO OFFER AN APPOINTMENT WITHIN 48 HOURS OF YOUR CALL/EMAIL.
Counselling with a well-trained, experienced practitioner really will help!!!
Training, qualifications & experience
Basic counselling skills certificate 1999
Certificate in Counselling attained 1999
NCFE Diploma in Counselling attained 2002
Extra training has included:
- Local sociology.
- Drug and alcohol use and abuse.
- Working with survivors of Rape and sexual abuse
- Creative play therapy.
- Children and teenagers in Education.
- Working with children and teenagers.
- Child protection and Safeguarding.
- Relationship counselling
- Working within the therapeutic frame and holding.
- Self Injury, Self harm and suicide.
- Understanding autism and Asperger's Syndrome.
- Working with Novel Psychoactive Substance users.
- Working with Guilt and Shame.
- Working with attachment and addiction.
- Asperger's women and girls.
- Understanding Asperger's
- Understanding and working with ADHD
- Working with PTSD
Sarah has had 14 years of supervised counselling experience in voluntary organisations, FE colleges and private practice dealing with a wide range of issues and individuals from age 13.
Sarah has a special interest in working with abuse, addictions, anxiety, depression and relationship issues, working with people who have Asperger's Syndrome and teenagers.
Understanding where and why problems happen is key to helping people overcome the effects and enables them to build a better, more positive life.
Sarah has recently gained accreditation with the BACP and is also registered with them.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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£40 per 50 minute session, to be paid in advance at the initial assessment session.
Reduced rates for student counsellors and those under 18.
If you are unable to travel to me and live in the Ashford area, I can offer a service whereby I will come and work with you in your own home. Please contact me to discuss.
I am available outside normal office hours in Ashford until 9:00pm, 7 days a week
I welcome trainee counsellors who may be keen to gain more experience of what it's like to be a client, or who have to complete a set amount of personal therapy hours as part of their training.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||No|
Please contact me any time, if my voicemail is on, I will get back to you ASAP. I work from 8am until 8pm weekdays and some Saturday mornings.
Types of client