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About me

I am an Accredited Counsellor, with 16 years of experience, working with both adults and young people.

As a person I am committed to meet with you with respect and acceptance, and to hear and understand you to the best of my ability.

I believe that with the right support, we can all find better ways to live our lives, resolve our problems and face our difficult issues. My aim is to provide this type of support in a warm, thoughtful, and hope-filled way.

I  offer counselling  for people living with distressing or complicated situations, relating to their past, present or future.  I can support you in your search to find greater clarity, understanding or acceptance, and help you to identify better options and coping strategies.

I work with people over the age of 16.

At this time I only offer telephone counselling, and online counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training

  • Masters in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling (2006-2010)
  • Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (2002-2005)
  • Certificate in Group Therapy (2013-2015)
  • On-line and Telephone counselling (2020)

Experience

I have 16 years of counselling experience with young people and adults in various settings, including schools, colleges, Wellbeing Centres, and the NHS.

I currently work for the Winchester Rape Crisis Centre, and for Time 2 Talk, the youth counselling agency in Newbury.

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

UPCA

Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association

Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Growing older

Self-meaning, and self-purpose

Mortality

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Additional information

I offer a free introductory session lasting for 30 minutes. This is a chance for you to find out about how I work, and for me to access if I am the best person to support you.

Any further sessions I charge £34 for a 50-minutes session.

Availability

Mon 10am-6pm

Fri 10am-6pm

Sat 10am-3pm

Further information

I fully understand the first step can be difficult, but I want you to know, I am always very happy to receive an email or call, and answer your questions. If I can't take your call straight away, please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Once we had said hello,  there is a 30 minute introductory session available. This session could be on the phone or by zoom, which ever you prefer. This session is free.

During this session you can ask questions, and get a sense of how comfortable you feel with me, and also get a clearer idea of how counselling will work.  While I will ask you about yourself, and what issues are troubling you.

Burghclere
Newbury
Hampshire
RG20

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Sarah Lillywhite - UKCP Accredited Counsellor

Sarah Lillywhite - UKCP Accredited Counsellor