Sarah Mears - Gestalt Counsellor, MBACP
I am a fully qualified Gestalt Counsellor based in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, easily reached from Southampton, Romsey, Winchester and Eastleigh. I offer short or long-term therapy, helping individuals overcome a variety of issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, trauma, addiction, bereavement, divorce, attachment and relationship issues amongst many more.
Maybe fixed patterns and beliefs that have served you well in the past might not be as useful today or you may just feel stuck in life. Whether you feel your issues are deep rooted from the past or more recent, I believe how they affect you in the here and now is the most important. It may be difficult to talk about such issues with family or friends and therefore a therapeutic relationship with a professional counsellor can offer the time and space to allow you to explore your concerns.
As a Gestalt Counsellor I work in a relational authentic and non-judgemental way to facilitate a process whereby new awareness can help support you to find creative ways to bring about change in your life.
I believe the most important aspect of counselling is the relationship between the client and counsellor, and therefore to ensure you find the right counsellor for you, I offer an initial free 30 minute consultation.
Please do not hesitate to contact me to find out more.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Degree/Dip HE Gestalt Counselling, awarded Distinction by Buckingham New University
- Counselling Skills Level 3
- Transactional Analysis Certificate 101
- Loss and Bereavement Workshop
- Attachment theory
- Polyvagal Theory - Neuroscience workshop
- Relationships and Regulation - Neuroscience Workshop
- Gestalt Workshop - Metanoia
- Working Creatively workshop
- Safeguarding and Prevent Training
- Counselling Young People
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). This ensures I adhere to their ethical framework and apply such standards with my clients. I am fully insured and hold a current DBS Certificate.
I have experience of working in educational institutions and charitable organisations as well as private practice.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- £45 per session (50 minutes)
- Face to face , video and telephone sessions available
- Short and long term therapy available
- Early morning, evening and weekend appointments available
- Concessions available for low income and students of approved counselling courses.