Sarah-Jane McClelland. MBACP(Accred.)
I am a fully qualified Person-Centred Counsellor, am an Accredited member of the BACP, and have worked for over ten years.
I offer a quiet and comfortable experience in a designated room in my home where you will have the opportunity to explore your own emotions and self-knowledge, feeling safe and contained, and perhaps evolve new strategies for dealing with problems.
As a Person-Centred counsellor, I will work with you to look back to past relationships and experiences to help understand your present feelings, and to sort your thoughts. I will be there to support and to search, but I know that you are the one in charge of both the session and your own life, and you will, after thought and exploration, understand what is best for yourself. I also use CBT theory in my approach.
I offer a flexible, friendly and supportive service which is both confidential and non-judgemental.
Training, qualifications & experience
As well as running a private practice I am currently employed as a Student Counsellor and Safeguarding Officer in a College of Further Education.
I have had extensive experience working with adolescents and young people, as I also worked for 4 years at "Off The Record", a youth agency in Croydon.
I worked as a low cost Counsellor in a Medical Centre for 18 months. I have been with "Cruse Bereavement Care" for many years, becoming part of their assessment team, and working closely with those experiencing loss of all sorts.
In both fields I have encountered many different complications, such as stress, anxiety, sexuality, childhood issues abuse and many others.
My background is in Theatre Design, where I gained my BA (Hons) 2i Degree. I began training as a Person-Centred Counsellor in 2006, earning a Foundation Degree and Diploma in Counselling at a BACP-approved college in 2008. I have also attended 2 courses with Cruse Bereavement Care in 2007 & 8, and a course in Art Therapy in 2007. I have attendede a course in CBT which I use in addition to my Person-Centred model.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adolescents and Young People.
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My fee for each session is £40.00, payable weekly. For couples I charge £50.00 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available for counselling sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays, and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.