Sarah Jeffery

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MBACP, MNCS (Snr.Accred.), GMBPsS (MRes & MSc Psychology)
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Available for new clients

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Poole, Dorset, BH14
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I’m an integrative counsellor with a background in Psychology and coaching and am passionate about the benefits of counselling. I always offer warmth, compassion, understanding and a safe, non-judgemental space in which to talk.

As an integrative counsellor I offer counselling tailored to your needs and preferences, and can draw from a wide range of approaches including:

  • Person centred counselling
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Creative therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis

I work with clients with a range of issues including anxiety, depression (including postnatal depression) and relationship issues (see below for a more comprehensive list).

I can also offer coaching for people who are focused on maximising their potential and achieving personal or professional goals.

My counselling room is in Lilliput, Poole. I offer telephone and online (Zoom) counselling and 'walk and talk' therapy.

I am a senior accredited member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) and a member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means that I abide by their rigorous code of ethics and that you can be assured of the safety and quality of my work. I'm also a member of the British Psychological Society.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training and qualifications include:

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • MRes Psychology (a research masters on self-compassion for mental and physical health)
  • MSc Psychology
  • Master Practitioner in NLP
  • Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate
  • Mindfulness training
  • Certificate in Counselling

Member organisations

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

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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

  • Initial 30 minute meeting: Free
  • Subsequent counselling or coaching sessions: £55 per session

When I work

Weekday or evening availability for telephone or online (Zoom) counselling.

Poole, Dorset, BH14

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Sarah Jeffery
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