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Registered Member MBACP

About me

Hi, I'm Sarah-Jayne, thank you for taking the time to look at my profile.

I believe that you don't need to be in crisis to access counselling.

Seeing a therapist doesn't mean there's something 'wrong with you' it may be you feel now is the right time to work through your emotions; or to work through traumatic experiences.

You may want to challenge your negative thinking patterns, or require clarity in some areas of your life. You may want to discuss something from the past that is impacting you now. It may be now is the right time for you to learn new techniques to help you to cope differently, or feel the time is right to focus on personal growth.

Working together - what to expect.

I integrate a range of different modalities into my counselling sessions, depending on what you want to achieve from the sessions.

This ensures therapy is unique to each individual; each session is tailored to your needs, using a range of approaches including humanistic therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, attachment therapy, transactional analysis and solution focused therapy. 

Counselling is an individual process which takes a unique journey that may be difficult yet rewarding. It is important that you share this journey with someone that you can feel comfortable with.

It can feel scary and sometimes overwhelming when starting with counselling, and it's natural to feel this in the beginning. Rest assured, I provide a caring, compassionate, safe and non-judgmental environment where you can discuss whatever you feel comfortable with.

I can assist with a range of difficulties including depression, stress, trauma, abuse, anger, anxiety, bereavement, self-esteem, self-harm, sexual identity, family and relationship concerns and career/life choices.

Whatever your reasons for attending counselling I am here to listen.

I am currently offering telephone and zoom sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Registered.
  • MA in Contemporary Relationship Studies
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Introduction to Counselling Skills
  • Couples & Family Therapy
  • Telephone & Online Therapy
  • Zoe Loddrick - Neuroscience of Abuse training
  • Safeguarding training

I have worked with young people, couples, families and adults on a variety of life events. I have participated in Professional Development Training/Workshops in many subjects including; domestic abuse, sexual violence, suicide, self-harm, shame, guilt, childhood sexual abuse, childhood sexual exploitation, bereavement, anger management, dissociative identity disorder, trauma and CEOP (Childhood Exploitation Online protection).

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Talking through difficulties can often help you to recognise your thoughts and feelings which can offer new perspectives, alleviate pain and suffering; enabling you to make informed life choices and find coping strategies, which help to create stability in life - it could be worth arranging a free initial telephone session to see if I can help you?

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

  • Initial telephone consultation is free
  • Individuals £50
  • £70 for couples counselling
  • £70+ for family counselling
  • £35 for students and low income.

Fees are payable in advance by bank transfer or via paypal, sessions are for 50 minutes. I do have a number of concession places that are available to low incomes and students.

When I work

I will try my best to work with your availability - please get in touch.

Doncaster, DN3

Type of session

Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom
Skype
Whatsapp