Sarah Jones

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51
Registered / Accredited
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51

About me

I have been working as a counsellor since 1997, using an integrative approach where I draw on many theories rooted in the basic belief that the client is ultimately the best expert on themselves. My clients tell me that I am able to provide a warm, safe space that allows them to reflect on the issues they bring and find new ways of understanding.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified with a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology in 1993 and I gained accreditation with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2011. I am currently studying for a diploma in trauma. Though I have completed many short courses, I have learnt my most significant lessons from the clients I have seen and from many student counsellors who I have helped to train over the years.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

I offer a reduced fee of £30 for the first session.
For following sessions, I charge £50 per session, where a session is 60 minutes.

I am able to offer a concessionary rate of £40 to just a limited number of clients, please enquire.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

My counselling room and the adjacent toilet are designed to be wheelchair accessible. Please let me know if you will be coming in a wheelchair so I can explain how to find the accessible door bell.

Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL51

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

My usual working hours are 9-6 on weekdays.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
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Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones