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When you are experiencing difficult emotions such as anxiety and panic, feeling sad and depressed, suffering low self-esteem or stress, it can feel like a muddle with no way out. I may be able to help and support you on your journey to better understand your feelings and a greater sense of wellbeing. Counselling gives you the time and space to be listened to in such a way that it feels safe to explore your feelings and help you to find meaning, equilibrium and resilience.

My training was Integrative and encompassed different theories and approaches to counselling including CBT and psychodynamic ways of working, however at the heart of my practice I have a Humanistic Person-centred approach and feel passionately about putting the clients' felt experience at the heart of the therapeutic process, working with whatever you bring to allow you to make meaning from your thoughts, feelings and experiences. I have a personal interest in spirituality and in nature and eco-therapeutic approaches which offer great benefits for both physical and emotional health. My practice is in beautiful natural surroundings and I can offer 'walk and talk' therapy sessions. I can use creative interventions such as art materials if clients would like to work in this way. I also work online through Zoom or on the telephone.

I have over 10 years counselling experience with young people and adults having worked in private practice and as a secondary school counsellor. I can work with neurodiversity and learning disability, self harm, gender issues and sexuality, alongside the full range of human experience. I'm experienced in Mindfulness. 

I offer individual counselling and couples work.

I am an experienced and Integratively trained clinical supervisor.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a Certificate in Counselling Supervision. I am an Accredited and Registered member of the BACP, an experienced counsellor of children, young people and adults. I have a Diploma in Supervision and am an experienced clinical supervisor.

I have spent several years in secondary schools working therapeutically with adolescents from 11-18, including those with Autism and other special needs. I also have a private supervision and counselling practice. I previously had a career both as a teacher and a nursery nurse and can provide play and art therapy as part of my practice.

I update and extend my training regularly in more specialised areas for example addiction, bereavement, abuse, ASD, self injury and eating disorders. I also provide training in emotional wellbeing, Mindfulness and Peer Support to young people.

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 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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Particularly experienced with adolescents and young people.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

I offer an initial telephone or Zoom consultation and if you feel that you would like to work with me I would recommend weekly 50 minute sessions, however this can be flexible to meet your needs.

Fees for 50 minute sessions:
1-1 counselling £50
Couples/family counselling £70

Supervision £60 per hour

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Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Availability

Available for daytime or evening appointments

Further information

I am happy to travel within a 10 mile radius of my postcode for home visits under special circumstances

Initial enquiries are preferable by email or text and I will get back to you as soon as I can

Taunton
Somerset
TA4

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Home visits are possible for physically disabled clients

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I am a qualified supervisor and accredited counsellor with many years experience within Education supervising school counsellors, and in private practice with therapists working in a variety of settings with a wide range of clients.I am Integratively trained but approach supervision from a person-centred and creative perspective, helping you to work safely and effectively and develop as a practitioner.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Sarah Frances Mills

Sarah Frances Mills