Sarah Oyetunde

Brighton BN3 & Peacehaven BN10
07545 381147 07545 381147
Brighton BN3 & Peacehaven BN10

About me

Hello, my name is Sarah and I am a counsellor and art therapist with 10 years experience in private practice. I work in central Brighton & Hove, Newhaven, Peacehaven and around *East Sussex.

*The home visit service is available in East Sussex in an approximate 10 mile radius of Newhaven: including Uckfield, Newick, Lewes, Seaford, the haven areas, Saltdean and Telscomb*

I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation, I understand how difficult it can be to find the counsellor that fits with you, by reading profiles here in the directory. I believe it's important that you feel you are working with the right person. I encourage you to meet a few counsellors before you make a decision, and there will be no pressure to make that decision in this initial session.

As a counsellor, I work from a Person Centred perspective. This means that I believe, you are the expert on your own experience: I will not try to analyse you, judge you, or solve your problems for you. Instead, I offer empathy, understanding and acceptance of you and your journey and provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore your issues, thoughts and feelings.

As a counsellor I have a great deal of experience with a wide variety of issues and have particular experience of working with;

Parents/carers of children with SEN issues

Issues relating to adult diagnosis of Autism, Dyslexia and other such conditions

Relationship and family

Suicidal thoughts/attempted suicide

Depression and anxiety

Chronic disability and illness


I have 20 years of professional experience working therapeutically with people with a variety of mental health problems, in the community and inpatient settings. This includes 7 years providing one-to-one support to people in who had survived a recent suicide attempt. My most recent CPD has been around Autism spectrum Conditions and Dyslexia/dyspraxia.


Services I offer include;

Face-to-face counselling in person

Face-to-face counselling via Skype

Face-to-face counselling at your own home
(The home visit service is available in East Sussex in an approximate 10 mile radius of Newhaven: including Uckfield, Newick, Lewes, Seaford, the haven areas, Saltdean and Telscomb.)

Telephone counselling
Supervision
Workshops
Listening support groups (coming soon, client group specific listening sessions)

Prices;

Counselling and Supervision £40-£60 per 50 minute session

Low cost counselling is sometimes available upon request.

Workshop prices vary, but are usually around £50 for an 11-4pm session (based on a 5 member group)

I see counselling as a dynamic process, where we work together, building our relationship to support your individual process of growth and change. I believe in being honest in the therapy relationship, whilst always taking responsibility for my thoughts or feelings when I share them with you. Part of building a relationship will be finding ways to work together that feel right for you.

I work in an experiential way. This means I work with whatever comes up for you in the mind and body (emotions, thoughts, feelings, and the 'felt sense'). I can also offer various techniques that you may find useful such as focusing, chair work, parts work and art/creative therapy. However, everybody is different, and I will be led by you.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and abide by their ethical framework. I have monthly supervision.

Training, qualifications & experience

I gained in a degree-equivalent qualification in Art Therapy at the Instituut voor Klank en Vorm in Zutphen, Holland in 1997, and a foundation degree in Person Centred Counselling at the University of Brighton in 2009. I have completed a variety of other shorter training as part of my continuing professional development.

As a counsellor I have a great deal of experience with a wide variety of issues. The issues I have worked with include: relationship and family issues, suicidal thoughts and attempted suicide, major life changes, life-related and work-related stress, disability and illness, debt, anger issues, addiction, ageing, depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. In addition, I have 20 years of professional experience working therapeutically with people with a variety of mental health problems, including in inpatient settings. This also includes 7 years providing one-to-one support in the community to people in who had survived a recent suicide attempt, or who were bereaved by suicide.

I am an experienced therapeutic group facilitator and run therapy groups when there is sufficient demand. If you are interested in these please contact me.

Member organisations

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

As a counsellor I have a great deal of experience with a wide variety of issues and have particular experience of working with;

Parents/carers of children with SEN issues

Issues relating to adult diagnosis of Autism, Dyslexia and other such conditions

Relationship and family

Suicidal thoughts/attempted suicide

Depression and anxiety

Chronic disability and illness

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation. It's important that you feel you are working with the right person. I encourage you meet a few counsellors before you make a decision, and there will be no pressure to make that decision in this initial session.

If you decide to work with me, I charge £40-£60 per 50 minute session, based on your own assessment of your ability to pay.

I am open to discussion about lower cost counselling.

Brighton
East Sussex
BN3

Peacehaven
East Sussex
BN10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

I offer home visit sessions throughout East Sussex.

Availability

Evening, daytime and home visit sessions available.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Social

Sarah Oyetunde

Sarah Oyetunde