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Sarah Silvester MSc. MBACP MUPCA (Accred.) UKCP Reg.

Bridgnorth WV16 & Willenhall WV13
07715 113723 Registered / Accredited
Bridgnorth WV16 & Willenhall WV13

About me

Hello, I'm Sarah. I am an Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist offering private therapy to individuals and couples over the age of 18 in Bridgnorth in Shropshire and Willenhall in the West Midlands. I’m currently only able to offer telephone or online video sessions due to COVID-19.

Therapy is an opportunity for you to have the time and a safe, confidential space to explore your life, yourself and any issues which you feel are causing you concern or distress.

I can help with a wide range of issues such as: bereavement, anxiety, depression, panic, pain & chronic health conditions, stress, family & relationship issues, addictions, phobias and many more.

I understand that coming to therapy can feel like a daunting step to take and deciding on which therapist to see is an important decision.  So, please take a look at my profile and feel able to get in touch if you have any questions about me, the services that I offer or for a free, no obligation telephone consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I'm an accredited psychotherapist with over 15 years' experience of providing therapeutic support to individuals; having worked in the NHS, the voluntary sector and in private practice.

I hold a Master’s Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy and I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist.

As well as having experience of working with a wide range of issues I specialise in working with the acceptance and management of physical health conditions.

Qualifications:

MSc. Integrative Psychotherapy
PG Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy
PG Certificate Integrative Psychotherapy
Graduate Certificate Integrative Psychotherapy
Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills & Theory
PG Certificate Low Intensity Psychological Interventions (CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

I am committed to continuing professional development and regular training.


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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

UPCA

Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association

Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association

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.

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

An initial consultation appointment is an ​opportunity for us to explore your expectations of therapy, your current difficulties and needs along with considering whether I am the right therapist for you.

Before deciding to book an initial appointment, I offer potential clients a free, no obligation, telephone consultation so that you have the opportunity to speak to me before we meet and ask any questions you may have.

I offer the flexibility of daytime, evening or weekend appointments.  Sessions last for 1 hour and take place on a weekly basis unless otherwise agreed.

My fee is £50 per session for initial and subsequent appointments. Couples therapy is charged at £60 per session.

Payment is usually taken at the end of each session and I accept payment by cash or debit/credit card.

Please note that the full session fee is payable for sessions cancelled with less than 48 hours notice and for non-attendance.

Further information

In much of my work, I use a humanistic Gestalt approach.

Gestalt therapy aims to raise awareness of emotions and feelings by focusing on your experience in the present moment. As a therapist I can help you to become aware of what you are doing and how you are doing it. In becoming more aware of yourself and your environment, you may move towards growth, change and a greater acceptance of yourself.

Although Gestalt provides the basis for much of my work, I do integrate other types of therapy into this core approach in order to meet the needs of my clients.

I have a special interest in mindfulness and specialise in working with the acceptance and management of physical health issues.

For further information about the services I offer, to arrange a free telephone consultation or to discuss booking an appointment, please contact me either by telephone, text or e-mail.

Telephone:  07715113723

E-mail:  sarah@sarahsilvester.uk

I may not be able to answer your telephone call if I am working but please leave your name, number and a brief message and I will call you back as soon as I am able to.

I aim to respond to calls, messages and e-mails within 24 hours.

Willenhall
West Midlands
WV13

Bridgnorth
Shropshire
WV16

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

Please contact me if you require wheelchair access.

Availability

Tuesday-Saturday

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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