Sarah Marlow-Rawles, I'm Listening
Hi, I'm Sarah - if you are looking for a qualified Counsellor to help you through a difficult time, you have come to the right place.
I am a calm, friendly and professional Counsellor, and I believe passionately in helping others to improve their mental health and quality of life. I offer confidential one to one counselling; either face to face counselling in Huddersfield, or telephone counselling nationwide, whichever suits you best.
My practice is called 'I'm listening' because listening is at the heart of what I do, I calmly listen to whatever it is that each client wants to talk about; I listen without judgement.
I offer you some time in your busy day to day life that is just for you; for you to talk about the things you may not be able to talk about with anyone else, for you to identify and explore your feelings and experiences, for you to start to understand things differently, for you to feel heard.
I do not believe that ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to counselling. I respect that each client is an individual who has a unique set of life experiences, and a unique response to them. I try my best to understand you and what you have experienced, and I tailor my approach accordingly. This may mean we spend time talking things through together, or that we also look at some approaches or activities for you to try that may be helpful.
Counselling can vary dramatically, depending on the Counsellor – the type of counselling they offer, and who they are as an individual. It is very important to find the Counsellor who suits you; who offers you the kind of counselling, the kind of support, that you need at this time, and who you feel comfortable enough with to explore your current situation with.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have the following qualifications:
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling - this enables me to practice as a Counsellor
- NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- BSc Honours Degree in Biology
I am a registered member of the professional body, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and I work in-line with their ethics and standards, ensuring that my practice is ethical and safe for my clients. I also hold an up-to-date enhanced DBS certificate.
I have experience of offering short-term counselling (6-8 sessions), and long-term counselling (open ended). In my current practice I offer largely longer-term counselling but we can discuss this at your initial session and decide what suits you best at this time.
I have worked with clients who have experienced:
- Mild obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
- Long-term physical health problems; including colitis, diabetes and chronic pain
- Relationship problems
- Fertility/ pregnancy problems
- Domestic abuse
- Childhood abuse (including sexual)
- Sexual violence
I have also attended training courses and workshops on the following:
- Post-traumatic stress
- Creative techniques in psychotherapy
- Narrative therapy
- Safeguarding (for vulnerable adults and children)
- Adult attachment behaviour
- Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
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
Sessions last up to 1 hour long.
Each session costs £40. It is usual to have a session each week, but we can discuss what suits you best at your initial session.