Sarah Parkes Metaireau, Reg. MBACP, PGDip in MA Gestalt Therapy Theory Studies
I'm a fully qualified and experienced BACP registered counsellor, working in private practice in Weybridge. I offer both one to one counselling and group work. I can work with a wide range of issues including anxiety and stress, relationship issues, depression, low self-esteem, self-image, identity, shame, anger, addictions, loss and bereavement, domestic and sexual abuse.
I understand how everyday events can be associated with stress and affect people's lives, both professionally and personally and how important self-care is. It takes courage to ask for help. Sometimes we just need someone who will really listen to us and treat us with respect, so talking to a professional can be helpful. The therapeutic relationship is different to any other relationship since it is all about you.
I truly believe that people are born with the resources and ability to in rewarding contact with other human beings, lead a satisfying, creative life and potentially have all the necessary abilities to solve their problems or face their difficulties. However, often during childhood and sometimes later on, something interrupts this process and the person becomes stuck in fixed patterns and beliefs about themselves that get in the way.
I aim to investigate and uncover how these patterns are still active and affecting a person's present life. I hope to assist you and empower you to find new and more creative ways to resolve the problem or crisis you are facing. I provide a safe, supportive, trusting therapeutic environment where we can explore your issues in a non-judgemental, accepting way. I offer myself as a reliable, open, honest, committed and understanding counsellor, respectfully working at your pace.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied at the Gestalt Centre in London and have a post-graduate diploma in MA Gestalt Therapy Theory Studies. I have eleven years of clinical experience, working with people from many different backgrounds in a variety of settings, including working as a counsellor in an Addictions agency for two years. I am fluent in French.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Loss, shame, identity, self-image
I charge £50 per session.
My practice is easily accessible by car and there is off street parking. Weybridge train station is a five minute walk.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday evenings from 6pm - 9pm and Saturday mornings from 9am - 12 noon
Types of client