Online and telephone sessions now available. Hi, I'm Sarah. If you've arrived on my page you may be wondering if counselling is the right thing for you and if i’m the right counsellor for you or someone you care about. Hopefully my profile will give you a feel for me and how we can work together, so please read on.
I became a counsellor because I believe in the healing power of the counselling relationship and the transformation that can come about from this, so I’d like offer you a safe and confidential relationship, with space for you to explore anything you wish, at your own pace, without judgement, where healing is given the chance to flourish.
You may be looking for counselling because you feel anxious, stressed or depressed. You may have noticed uncomfortable thoughts or feelings that are holding you back in your life, or in certain areas of your life. You may feel stuck, confused or have a sense that you are not enough or something just isn't OK, or have low self esteem or self worth. It might be that you have a deep sense of sadness or loneliness but are unsure of why or how to move forward from this. Maybe you have noticed that you are repeating the same patterns over and over, even when you feel you have done it differently this time.
I work from the belief that we all have the potential to grow and reach our full potential but that sometimes our life experiences may block this growth. Therefore, I would like to offer you a safe space to explore these blocks and begin to move forward with your life.
Some people have a very strong sense of what they would like to explore and work towards in counselling while others feel they would like to feel differently but are not sure where to start. Some people come to counselling to work on a specific feeling, event or situation while others may find they want to explore their childhood or past experiences or traumas in order to move forward in the present. Counselling is a very personal and individual process and so the way we work together and the amount of sessions you may need will be varied, we can talk about the issues you would like to explore and decide together what you feel will work best for you and then review this as we go.
I have experience in working with a wide range of issues and clients through my work with Young Devon, my Associate Counsellor position at the Waterloo Wellbeing Centre in Plymouth and more recently with my private practice in Tavistock. I have a special interest in working with 'Adult Child Syndrome' which is something many of us experience due to adverse childhoods, if you are interested in this please visit my website or contact me for more information. I also work using EFT Emotional Freedom Technique)- which can be done over zoom.
"Thank you for all your help...i feel in a much better place than i was back then...i am on the right path for me at the moment and it's largely because of your help and support"
"I feel i have benefited greatly from talking with you and feel my head is in a better place for it"
"The work i have done with you has made me less anxious and willing to confront my fears...thanks for being so kind and patient"
"Could i just say have beneficial i found talking to you...i want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for listening to me and acknowledging my feelings. You really did lighten the load"
Please contact me to arrange an initial consultation and to book an appointment. I’ll look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a degree in Psychology (BSC Hons) and a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling(CPCAB) as well as having training in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). Therefore, although my main approach is Person Centred I am able to offer other skills and knowledge that may be helpful to you within our sessions together.
I have experience in working with a wide range of issues and clients through my work with Young Devon, my Associate Counsellor position at the Waterloo Wellbeing Centre in Plymouth and more recently with my private practice in Tavistock. I have a special interest in working with adult child syndrome and codependence.
I am a registered member of the BACP as well as a member of the British Psychological Society.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with codependency and 'adult child syndrome'. I also offer EFT. Please visit my website for further details.
I am able to offer daytime and evening appointments via Zoom or phone.
I work from a lovely discreet room in the centre of Tavistock and am now offering telephone/online sessions.
*** I will reply to all enquires as soon as possible so will aim to reply the same or next day - please check your trash/junk email if you haven’t heard from me***