Sarah Noble-Jones MBACP (Accred.)
#During the Covid-19 emergency I am unable to offer face to face sessions but have moved my practice to video-conf and telephone sessions to enable continued support during this unsettling period#
Hello, I'm Sarah and I'm a BACP accredited and registered counsellor with more than 19 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 14 years and work as a volunteer counsellor in a hospice setting.
I undertake regular additional training 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.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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).