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Safespace Counselling Durham

My name is Sarah and I am the Counsellor at Safespace Counselling Durham. I work with children, young people and adults. My office is based at Doxford park however, I also offer online, telephone and walk and talk therapy if you feel conventional counselling is not for you. 

session information

The work I do is intergrative meaning that I use a range of methods and techniques to help you with your presenting issues.  Counselling can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience allowing you to understand your behaviours and find solutions to your issues through challenging your thoughts and behaviours, learning and practicing coping methods and building emotional resilience. 

In sessions, I often use creative aids to help in the work we do, such as painting, using stones, Lego building or playing games. This helps when processing information and can give visual representation to the emotions we are feeling. 

All sessions are based in a mutually agreed safe space, and everything shared in session is kept between yourself and I, within the bounds of confidentiality and its limitations.

Accessing counselling for yourself or your child can be a daunting process and I want to make your experience as smooth and beneficial as possible. So, if you have any questions around counselling or the services I offer please visit safespacedurham.co.uk which offers information on the services I provide, or contact me via email or telephone.

Support and wellbeing groups

I also facilitate mental health support groups in county Durham and run Safespace mindfulness for kids group, and one to one mindfulness sessions. Please enquire for more information.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • FDA in counseling 
  • Level 2 in understanding Autism 
  • Level 2 Equality and Diversity 
  • Level 2 safeguarding 
  • Level 2 safe handling of medications 
  • Online and  telephone Counselling  course  

Experience

I have experience of counselling within primary and secondary schools with place 2 be and experience of working with adults through MIND. I worked as a SEN learning support, a support worker for the blind and a youth worker previously. 

Legislation

I am DBS checked, a member of the British association for Counselling and psychotherapy and have insurance through protectivity.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

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Fees

From £25.00 to £40.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a reduced price initial assessment to ensure I am the best counsellor to meet your needs. Sessions are £40 per 50 minute session. However, I offer a concession rate of £25 per 50 minute session for those on means tested benefits or have a low income. Please send me a email to ask any further questions on fees or to arrange a free initial assessment.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Regus, Regus House
4 Admiral Way
Doxford International Business Park
Sunderland
SR3 3XW

Durham
DH7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Zoom

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Sarah Griffiths

Sarah Griffiths