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.
DURING THIS STRESSFUL TIME WHEN OUR HUMAN CONTACT IS SO SEVERELY LIMITED, I OFFER TELEPHONE OR ONLINE COUNSELLING, SO THAT CURRENT ANXIETY AND FEAR CAN BE CONFRONTED SAFELY. LOOK AFTER YOURSELF.
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.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adolescents and Young People.
My fee for each session is £40.00, payable weekly. For couples I charge £50.00 per session.