Sarah Noble-Jones MBACP (Accred.)
Hello, I'm Sarah and I'm a BACP accredited and registered counsellor with more than 18 years' experience working with clients.
Sometimes making the decision to come for counselling can seem the biggest hurdle; it may feel daunting and there's a lot of us to choose from. It's important to find someone who feels like a good fit and I offer a reduced fee for an initial appointment so that you can see how I work and whether you like the idea of working with me.
How I work
I work holistically, listening carefully to the individual’s whole experience and their unique needs determine how we work together
I believe that when we are accepted and feel understood, even when it seems hard to accept and understand ourselves, we begin to know ourselves with more clarity and compassion. Through experiencing ourselves differently, and relating differently in a professional and non-judgemental relationship, we come to better understand what it is we need to begin living in a way that is more satisfying and resourceful.
People seek counselling for a variety of reasons:
- Anxiety, stress, difficulty 'switching off’
- Relationship issues
- Loss – Bereavement, miscarriage, divorce or separation, ending a pregnancy
- Depression, seasonal affected disorder, persistent sadness, unable to face life, isolation
- Life changes – leaving home, marriage, children, ’empty nest’, end of working life
- Menopause – physical changes, emotional responses
- Health – illness, loss/change of ability, surgery
- Abuse – sexual, physical or emotional abuse
- Low self-esteem or low self-confidence
- Ageing, mortality
- Difficult feelings – shame, guilt, anger, jealousy
- Work / study issues – stress, burnout, redundancy, bullying
- Unresolved issues from earlier life
- Personal growth/development
Whatever the reason you're considering counselling, I offer a relationship with someone who will listen without judgement or agenda to whatever it is you want to bring. My role is not to give advice or tell you what to do, however it is not passive either, we work collaboratively, in a confidential and safe environment where we explore together what you need for positive change - it may be gently challenging but only ever at your pace.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified, experienced counsellor trained at The Metanoia Institute (PC Dip Couns 2004), a BACP accredited course in person-centred counselling and have undertaken further training specific to bereavement and trauma issues.
I have considerable experience working with problems in relationships and with people who have experienced bereavement. I am interested in what we 'hold' in our bodies and how that may help us to better understand ourselves. Using creative tools can sometimes be helpful in therapy if you feel drawn to that way of working, I am happy to do so, and also know this is not for everybody.
I work in private practice, offering one to one counselling to men and women of all ages and backgrounds, for either short term, longer/open ended periods or time limited.
I worked for some years with Victim Support in Lambeth, Varndean Counselling and Threshold Women's Counselling Service, gaining experience working with experiences trauma. I have worked in private practice for more than 12 years and work as a volunteer counsellor in a hospice setting.
I undertake regular Continued Professional Development (CPD) to enhance my knowledge and the service I offer.
I abide by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework for The Counselling Professions.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Binge-eating disorder
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Health issues/surgery (of all kinds and special interest in menopause and hysterectomy)
Ageing and mortality
Lack of direction / Personal growth
Reduced introductory session £15, thereafter £45 per session. I offer a reduced rate of £35 for counselling students. Concession rates are sometimes available.
I work in a peaceful and comfortable room near Hove station with good transport links. There is reasonable local parking (pay by phone - 01273 458458).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday daytime & evening appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|