Sarah Lee B.A.(Hons) DipM, Reg MBACP : Individual Adults Counselling
I am a fully qualified and experienced BACP Registered Counsellor. I am able to offer you a confidential space to explore issues that might be troubling you. If you are feeling that life is very stressful and demanding, or feel that you are struggling, counselling can be very helpful. I will work with you in a way that suits you and your needs which we can discuss when you come to see me. I am able to work with you using a number of different Therapeutic Approaches including: Person Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solutions Focused Counselling. I also find completing an emotional needs audit very helpful.
Person Centred Counselling focuses on you and is non-directive in approach and creates a space where we can together explore issues. However CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) is a highly effective treatment for anxiety, depression and a range of other conditions. It is the Gold Standard used within the NHS and has a high level of success.
This approach looks at your Thinking Patterns, which in turn can affect how you Feel and also how you Behave. If you are needing to change how you feel, reduce stress around a situation or anxiety, this is a most effective treatment. You will learn techniques that will help you to cope with stressful situations or reduce your levels of anxiety together with a whole range of other feelings. Working in this way will not only help you now, but will help you adjust your thinking for the rest of your life. One of the goals of CBT is that you will be able to continue the work by yourself long after you have completed your counselling sessions.
I find a combination of both Person Centred and CBT works well. However every person is unique which is why we can discuss what might be appropriate for you. How we relate to each other is another crucial factor and it is important that you feel able to trust your therapist, and speak freely.
I am also trained to work with relationship difficulties, work related stress and sleep disturbances. My work is strictly confidential and I am non-judgmental in my approach, which means whatever is affecting you, my main concern is to understand what is going on for you, and how this makes you feel. For a full list of issues that I am able to support please see below.
As well as working privately, I have also worked for Cruse Bereavement Care, based in High Wycombe for many years which has helped me develop specialist knowledge of bereavement issues, grief work and loss. I also work for a Charity called: No 22 based in Maidenhead providing full Counselling Support across a broad range of issues.
Building trust is one of the most crucial aspects of counselling. It is really important that you feel comfortable, safe and able to discuss any issues. To help you with this I offer a 30 min initial consultation providing us with an opportunity to meet and discuss how counselling works, for you to ask questions, and for us to look at what support might best meet your needs.
I offer both short term and longer term counselling sessions, and we can agree what is appropriate for you. My Home Private Practice is based in Marlow, it is easy to find and I have plenty of space to park. I also have a private dedicated Counselling Practice Office which is separate to the house with its own Private Front Door and Heating. It is a room that is light, comfortably decorated and confidential.
Please feel free to contact me on 07879 494416 if you would like to book an initial consultation. Please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can, normally the same day. I do have a few daytime and evening appointments available and I do try to see clients as soon as possible. I know its daunting taking that first step, but I am passionate about helping people with emotional stress and issues. I am ethical in my approach to work and constantly training to ensure that I have the most up-to-date skills and knowledge.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency Exam taken in London
- Registered Member: British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP)
- Post Graduate Diploma
- Honours Degree from The University of Wales
- Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person Centred Approach)
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Introduction to Counselling
- Certificate in Couples Therapy
- Additional specialist training in Loss and Bereavement Counselling with CRUSE Bereavement Care
- Training in sexual health care
- Solutions Focused therapy
I am able to work with clients in a number of different modalities these include Person Centred Counselling, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) & Solutions Focused Counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Anxiety, Depression, Anger management, low self esteem, phobias, stress, sleep disturbances, grief work, bereavement, loss of job, loss of home, addiction, self harming, agoraphobia, tension, relationship issues.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
Appointments are available Monday - Friday between 9:15am and 6pm
Evenings from 7:30pm -9:00pm
Initial 20-30 min consultation for us to meet. For you to ask questions and for you to feel comfortable before we begin working together. This will allow you to make an informed choice before deciding to go ahead with counselling sessions. My Private Home Practice provides a confidential space for us to discuss any issues.
Counselling sessions : £55 daytime rate £70 evening rate
Concessions are available for students or for those on a low income.
I do have some day time and evening appointments available.
I have a very welcoming dedicated counselling office with its own front door / entrance. It is newly decorated, quiet and a very confidential space for us to work together in. My Private Practice is attached to my property but also separate which is ideal.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
9:15 am - 6:30 pm Monday to Friday 6:30pm - 9:30 pm most evenings. Contact me for a 20 minute consultation to discuss how counselling works and to ask any questions that you may have.
Types of client