Times have changed and this will 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.
As a committed, qualified, experienced and professional counsellor I 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.
Please note: I DO NOT WORK FOR ANY OTHER ORGANISATIONS.
Your first session
The first session focuses on finding out a bit about you 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, but use many person centred techniques. I qualified 2002 and have 18 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.
- Grief and loss.
- Working with trauma and dissociation (training ongoing)
- 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
- Working with trauma in a time of trauma.
- CPCAB Creative counsellors Ecotherapy Walk and Talk training.
- Working with Complex grief.
Sarah has had 18 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 and working with 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 is a BACP accredited counsellor an also holds a registration with them.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
£45 per 50 minute session, to be paid in advance of each session.
Please contact me any time, if my voicemail is on, I will get back to you ASAP. I work from 8am until 8pm Monday -Thursday.
I am currently working face to face in a covid safe adapted room. I was vaccinated against covid19 on February 16th and will have my second jab on May9th.
I'm also testing for covid infection twice a week for additional client confidence.
I am available outside normal office hours until 8:00pm, Monday to Thursday.