Sarah Girvan (BA, MBACP) Childrens and Young People’s specialist therapy
As a counsellor of many years experience, I provide person centred therapy services for children, young people and adults. I use a combination of talking therapy, play and art therapy.
I work from my home and when I work with adults I can go to their home if they feel that it's better for them. In turn, when it is appropriate I can see children and young people in their place of education. This would have to be agreed by the place of education prior to the first visit.
I tailor my approach to the needs of every client, assessing what would be most appropriate and effective so that they can get the most positive outcomes from therapy.
I have worked as a counsellor in a number of settings including a University, schools and charities with clients ranging four years old upwards. I have worked with a lot of different issues including bereavement, loss, rape and sexual violence, trauma, self harm, bullying, depression with children and adults.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Foundation Degree in counselling from University of Sunderland
- Level 1,2,3 in counselling skills and theory from NCFE
- Registered member of BACP
- Child sexual exploitation
- Dissociative identity disorder
- Drumming therapy
- Sand tray training
- Art therapy
- I have worked children from the age of four to adults with a number of different charities and organisations.
- The Place 2be
- Sunderland University
- Beyond the Horizon Charity
- The YMCA
- Crisis Point Charity
- I have worked with a number of schools
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 2:00 pm Saturday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
I feel that counselling is a very brave thing to do, but the positive changes that people experience make it worth while.
Counselling gives the client a safe, confidential place to over come and understand their own feelings. I believe that therapy can set free all the baggage that all human beings carry around with them.
Any questions or further information don't hesitate to contact me.