Sarah Maries Registered MBACP Dip Couns. FD (Open)
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. Its 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 www.bacp.co.uk
I hold an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service).
I am fully insured.
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.
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
Reduced rates are available for Student Counsellors.
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.