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Reg.BACP Dip. Psychotherapeutic.Couns & Clinical Supervision

About me

My name is Sarah. I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and  registered member of the BACP.

For many reasons, at times in our live's, we may find ourselves experiencing difficulties which can get in the way of our functioning in everyday life and relationships. For instance, we may experience depression and anxiety or notice changes as a result of trauma.

Professional counselling offers a safe, non-judgmental space to explore our experiences. It can empower you to obtain new insight and establish a deeper understanding of self. It may also offer empowerment to change or enable a sense of acceptance.

I offer a professional, one-to-one counselling service, working in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework. This means, that I will work in accordance with the trust you have entrusted in me, in addition to keeping my training current and up to date. I will offer an assessment, to ensure that I am working within my level of proficiency and to ensure that I am able to meet your needs.

I work with integrity, within strong Professional boundaries. For me, it is so important to work within a robust and safe ethical framework, honouring your privacy and autonomy. This, helping to create a sense of trust whilst adding a richness to our therapeutic relationship.

As part of the therapeutic process, I will work alongside you to create a safe containing space, which I will firmly hold for your therapeutic journey, offering encouragement and empowerment, whilst being responsive to your changing needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Therapist, holding certificates in

CPCAB Level 4, Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (BACP Accredited Course)

CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

NCS Level 6 Diploma in Specialist Clinical Supervision.

I have considerable experience working as a Therapist within an agency setting and have recently begun work as an Independent Practitioner.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

I generally offer 1 hour sessions, at the rate of £40.

Barnstaple, Devon, EX32

Type of session

In person


In person

Level 6 Diploma in Specialist Clinical Supervision (NCS).

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