Sarah Dignan MBACP
Hello, I’m Sarah a warm, open and empathic person-centred counsellor offering therapy for adults. I offer online counselling and also work from rooms 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.
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
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
I offer each new client an initial thirty minute 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 £40, this is payable in advance by bank transfer or at the start of each session by cash or cheque.
Please note that cancellation of sessions with less than 24 hours’ notice will incur the full fee.
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