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MBACP

About me

Hello, I’m Sarah a warm, open and empathic person-centred counsellor offering therapy for adults. I work face to face with clients from a therapy room in Cheadle where you will find a welcoming, safe, caring environment in which you can explore and reflect on the issues that are troubling you, without judgement.

I also offer online sessions via Zoom.

Life events can be tough to work through, past issues can raise ongoing difficulties, the workplace and relationships can be demanding and challenging. This is where counselling can support you, providing space just for you, a time to talk, be listened to and to reflect.

If you are feeling sad, confused or lonely, experiencing anxiety or depression counselling may help.

As a person-centred counsellor the therapy I provide is non-directive. My role is not to guide you or tell you what to do but I will be alongside you as you gain a deeper understanding of yourself. I will treat you as an individual and without pre-judgment. I appreciate the uniqueness of every client’s experience and by challenging gently and with compassion I will support you in finding your way and understanding what you want to change or achieve.

I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) meaning that I work in accordance with their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions ensuring that I work in the most professional and ethical way with my clients.

For continuing professional development, I attend workshops and seminars on a regular basis and undertake reading to keep up to date with developments and thinking in the therapeutic field.

I also undertake regular clinical supervision and attend group supervision sessions with my peers.

Training, qualifications & experience

ABC Introduction to Counselling Level 2

ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Temenos Foundation Certificate in Bereavement Counselling

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

Fees

From £45.00 to £50.00
Free initial online session

Additional information

I offer each new client an initial twenty minute online consultation without charge. During this session we will discuss the counselling process and how this aligns with your needs to enable you to see if you feel counselling would help you and that you are comfortable working with me.

Subsequent fifty minute sessions are charged at £45 for online sessions via Zoom or £50.00 face to face, this is payable in advance of each session by bank transfer. 

Cancellation

Please note that cancellation of sessions with less than 24 hours’ notice will incur the full fee.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Weekday and evening appointments available

Further information

I use practice rooms at Cheadle Holistic Therapies, 37 Broadway, Cheadle, SK8 1LB meaning that I am easily accessible from South Manchester and East Cheshire; Cheadle Hulme, Bramhall, Heald Green, Didsbury, Wilmslow.

I also offer online sessions.

Please feel free to call or text me on 07909 370388 for a quick chat and to arrange an initial consultation.

If I am not available when you call please leave a message and I will generally respond within 24 hours (Mon-Fri).

Further information can be found by visiting my website at sarahdignancounselling.co.uk

37 Broadway, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 1LB

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom