Sarah Oak

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MBACP (Accred), MNCPS (Snr. Accred) Counsellor & Supervisor
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Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK5
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Hello, I’m Sarah. Thank you for clicking onto my profile. 

I am an Integrative Psychotherapist & Counsellor with significant experience in working successfully with clients in a range of areas, including grief and loss, trauma, PTSD, surviving physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and violence, boundaries & assertiveness, work stress, burnout, anxiety and panic.

We all experience change as we go through the different seasons of life. I specialise in empowering women and supporting them to navigate their way through challenging and sometimes very difficult life transitions - expected and unexpected. These transitions include changes in health, body and appearance, perimenopause and menopause, pregnancy, termination, miscarriage, baby loss, bereavement, postnatal depression, empty nesting, separation and divorce, caring for elderly parents and retirement. 

Zoom Video & Telephone Sessions (£50 per session) - Following the pandemic, the majority of my work is undertaken remotely, by Zoom video or telephone calls, as more and more people have chosen to engage in this way. Online and telephone counselling is just as effective as the traditional face-to-face sessions and I provide the same level of professional service in whichever format is used.

Remote/Video counselling sessions can offer you the ability to undertake counselling in the comfort of your own home, avoid the additional time and cost of travel to and from sessions and is particularly beneficial for individuals who are unable to physically access an office or who have a time limited schedule.

Video counselling sessions are fully encrypted on Zoom, which means our meetings are safe and secure online.  All you will need is a device to click on the Zoom link which will be provided via email; this can be a smartphone, a tablet, a laptop or pc, and a private space where you will not be disturbed.

Face-to-Face Sessions (£65 per session) - I continue to offer a limited number of face-to-face sessions based in Milton Keynes (please ask for availability).

Walk & Talk/Eco Therapy (£50 per Session) - Sometimes, it may be uncomfortable or difficult to be seated for a counselling session if health issues are a concern. Or you may be looking for an alternative environment to help stimulate thoughts and creativity.

Therefore, I also offer 'Walk & Talk Therapy', which brings together the traditional talking therapy with the energy of walking, side by side at a pace that suits you. Research shows that exercise can have a significant and positive impact on stress, anxiety and depression, whilst improving overall mood. In addition, connecting with nature and being outdoors can be meditative and enrich reflection. Walk & Talk sessions can offer a new dynamic to get you moving, enhance your emotional well-being as well your physical health.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • NCFE Certificate in Therapeutic Coaching
  • Post Qualification Advanced Supervisor Training in Supervising Groups & Supervisors
  • OCN Accredited Certificate in Counselling Supervision
  • Advanced Post Diploma Certificate in Person Centred Couples Counselling
  • CPCAB Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • UKOL Diploma in Substance Abuse and Drug Awareness

Membership

I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a Senior Accredited member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS). I adhere to their code of ethics to ensure safe and ethical practice.

I hold a current, enhanced DBS (formally CRB) certificate and I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office.

I am also a member of the Person Centred Association.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP
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.

NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Loss of a loved one by suicide
  • Survivor guilt
  • Coercive control & abuse
  • Supporting survivors of rape, sexual assault and sexual violence
  • Facing mortality
  • Communication difficulties
  • Codependency
  • Supporters of substance users
  • Personal development & Career Coaching
  • Working creatively; using materials to facilitate therapeutic work
  • Clinical Supervision - As an experienced and approved BACP Accredited & NCPS Snr. Accredited Supervisor, I provide clinical supervision to experienced, newly qualified and trainee counsellors, as well as fellow Supervisors and others working within the caring profession (please see my Supervisor profile or visit my website for further details).

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Fees

£50.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Individual Counselling (Adults Age 18+ only) - In order to decide if we could work well together, I offer a free 20-30 minute telephone consultation to discuss your needs and how we may be able to work together.

Remote Sessions (Zoom or Telephone) = £50.00 per session

Walk & Talk / Eco Therapy = £50 per session

Face-to-Face Sessions, in person = £65.00 per session

Payments to be made by way of bank transfer for the start of the session. Unfortunately, cancellations made within 48 hours will incur a fee.

When I work

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Further information

Therapy Schedules: I work in an open ended way and can provide short-term or long-term counselling. Counselling sessions may be held weekly, on the same day and at the same time each week or booked on a flexible basis to accommodate shift work etc.

Location: I offer face to face counselling sessions based in Milton Keynes (Limited Availability).

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to email me with your questions - enquiries@sarahoaktherapy.co.uk (please check your junk/spam file for a reply, thank you).

Thank you for reading my profile and I hope to hear from you soon.

Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am an experienced Integrative Supervisor providing supervision to experienced, newly qualified and student Counsellors, working in various settings.

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