Welcome to my ‘about me’ - thank you for clicking on the little picture of my face! My name is Sarah, and I would love the opportunity to get to know you.
I am an integrative counsellor offering both online and face to face counselling in Peasedown St. John and Bath. Together, we will create a space that feels warm, non-judgemental and restorative and I will listen, understand and truly empathise with your personal experience.
Therapeutic change happens when you find the right counsellor for you. I will offer you all the knowledge and experience I have, but I believe that the most meaningful healing will come from our relationship and person to person connection.
I work in a person-centred way which means that our sessions will be mostly led by you. However, sometimes it can be difficult to find the words for how you are feeling, and in these times, I may take a more holistic approach and use movement, breathing and creativity to work with your thoughts and feelings. Together, we will find a way for you to feel more confident, resilient and develop a greater sense of purpose and enjoyment in life.
I have worked with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, sexuality, disability and gender.
I am passionate about helping you with whatever you may wish to work on – no issue is too big or too small.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am fully qualified and hold a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from Willows Counselling Service. My training is integrative and informed by trauma and attachment theory.
I regularly attend training courses to help me become the best counsellor for my clients. Recent workshops I have enjoyed include polyvagal theory, the embodied experience, LGBT+ and unconscious bias.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
If you think you might like to have counselling with me, please get in touch via email or text. We can find a good time for a quick phone call to briefly discuss what you are hoping to get out of counselling and will then book in a free consultation session. This is your opportunity to find out more with no obligation to continue if it does not feel right. After the initial session, my fee is £45 per hour.
I am available for counselling on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. Please get in touch for more information.
I am an individual member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their ethical principles and code of practice.
I also work as a counsellor at an agency for young people aged 10 - 25 in the centre of Bath.