Dr Sarah Lambourne-Wills
(BSc, PGDip, MSc, MBACP, DCounsPsych, CPsychol)
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I am a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Registered Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I am also a registered member (MBACP) with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Counselling provides you with a confidential space within which to talk about issues that are troubling you so that you can explore your thoughts and feelings about them. This can offer you the opportunity to reflect on the past to gain an understanding of your current situation, so that together, we can find new solutions or more helpful coping strategies to help you reach your goals.
I work integratively, which means that I draw upon a range of psychological approaches to help you in achieving your goals. Through collaboration, we will agree together on which approaches to follow. Below are some of the psychological approaches I may draw on during our work together:
- Psychodynamic counselling
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Person-centred counselling
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over ten years of experience of working within a counselling role; most of this experience has been gained through working as a Counselling Psychologist in training or as an Assistant Psychologist for the NHS. I have provided psychological therapy in a range of settings, including Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services, Carers services, Community Learning Disability Teams, and within educational contexts.
I have a particular interest in working collaboratively with clients to ensure therapy is specifically tailored to meet their needs. I take a client-led approach, and by focusing on the client's individual goals, I draw upon a range of psychological approaches in order to support the client to reach their goals.
I hold the following qualifications:
- BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision (SDS Seminars Ltd)
- Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (University of the West of England)
- M.Sc. Applied Social and Community Research (University of Brighton)
- Counselling Skills Certificate (Wealden Institute)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Cardiff University)
- B.Sc. Psychology with Criminology (University of South Wales)
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.
British Psychological Society (BPS)
British Psychological Society
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£75.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Sessions last for 50 minutes and are charged at £75.
When I work
I am recognised by the follower insurers:
- AXA PPP healthcare
- Vitality Health