Sarah Maries

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Registered MBACP Dip Couns. FD (Open)
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Redditch B97 & B98
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About me

Hello, thank you for viewing my profile.  My name is Sarah and I am a qualified person centred counsellor. I have a favourite phrase; "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain". Life is better when you can share it, learn from it and accept it. Some people rarely have the opportunity to experience a warm, trusting, empathic relationship, one in which they are not judged and one where they are heard. I offer my clients a safe environment to explore any issues that they feel are holding them back. I am committed to supporting my clients in finding the right path for them without being rejected or judged for their decisions.

I offer a confidential one to one counselling service working both on a short or long term basis. I also work with children from the age of 13 - parental consent will be required. I work from premises in Redditch. I can accommodate clients with wheelchairs.

Training, qualifications & experience

Foundation Degree in Counselling

Certificate Introduction to Counselling Skills
Certificate Counselling Skills Level Two
Certificate Counselling Studies Level Three
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level Four

Extensive experience and training in Domestic Abuse (Men, Women and Children)
Extensive experience and training in the effects of crime including serious crime (Adults and Children)
Trained Women's Aid CRUSH Facilitator and Trainer (a programme for 13-19yr olds, who have witnessed or suffered domestic abuse)
Trained Triple P (Positive Parenting Programme) Facilitator

I am offer an integrative service that firmly has its roots in person centred therapy.  I incorporate, where required, mindfulness and solution focused work.  I have extensive training and experience in working with historical and present trauma. This includes dissociative strategies.

My background is in Family Services and Support, working with all ages in the community.  My voluntary roles have included Victim Support, NSPCC and VOICE

I am a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).  I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice which includes regular supervision and continuing professional development.  For further information visit

I hold an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service).

I am fully insured.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Reduced rates are available for Student Counsellors.

When I work

Appointments available daytime and evening, Monday to Friday

Further information

Please feel free to contact me if you require any further information and to find out if I would be the most suitable person for you.  It can, at times, take all of one's strength to accept help from others, therefore it is important to me that my clients receive support from the most appropriate therapist.

Redditch, Worcestershire, B97

54 South Street, Redditch, Worcs, B98 7DP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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.


Sarah Maries
Sarah Maries