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*According to preference, telephone and online counselling appointments can also be arranged*
Hello and welcome to my profile. My name is Sarah and I am a qualified and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Counsellor. I will offer you a safe, nurturing and confidential environment for you to explore your issues which may be affecting you.
What is CBT and how does it work?
CBT as a therapy is a short term focused approach which is based on the idea that the way a person feels and thinks affects the way you behave. CBT explores the link between your thoughts, behaviours, feelings and physical experiences. CBT is especially helpful with anxiety and panic, depression, worry, OCD, stress and other issues. CBT enables you to overcome anxiety and panic. Anxiety and panic are treatable as CBT provides thinking about things in a different way which can help you to develop strategies and new perspectives.
CBT does not exclude your past because often the past will help me understand how you feel now, however the main focus is on the present. Therefore, for your therapy to be effective, we will collaboratively identify the changes you want to make to help you to move forward positively.
How I work:
Even though I specialise in Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), I am a believer that therapy is not a “one size fits all” activity, therefore I will use Person-Centred therapy and Transactional Analysis when I feel it will benefit you.
My clients control the pace of therapy. I can guide you across that path with the support you need. Taking the first step into therapy can be a daunting task but I will make that process as comfortable as necessary.
Furthermore, I am a accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework at all times. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like more information about my therapeutic style or wish to explore your specific requirements.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications are:
- BA (Hons) in Counselling
- FdSc Counselling Degree in CBT
- Level 3 Counselling Skills.
- Qualified Mindfulness Teacher
- Specialist Training:
- Domestic Abuse/Violence
I have attended additional training courses in:
- Rewind Technique
- Suicide Prevention
- Mindfulness with children
- Introduction in Transactional Analysis
- Depression a Transactional Analysis perspective
- Inner Child
- Dreams and Hypnosis
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
Concessions offered for
The initial assessment session will be at a reduced price of £25.00, and this is with no obligation to continue. Thereafter the cost is £50.00 per counselling session. A reduced rate for students, trainee counsellors and key workers is £40.00 per counselling session. You can either pay with cash or BACS prior to the session. Sessions are for 50 minutes.