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Sarah Piggott MA, PG Dip, MBACP, Dip CRCT

Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV33
07900 264614 07900 264614
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV33

About me

I'm an experienced Integrative Therapist offering short-term and open-ended counselling with adult individuals and couples.

My practice is generally collaborative and I draw upon different approaches to ensure that together we find a way forward that suits you. This, of course, involves talking and listening but may also, if appropriate and if you feel comfortable, include alternative ways of working, e.g. working through the body, using Mindfulness. Sometimes these more creative ways of working can lead to different experiences and understandings that are less easily accessible in a pure ‘talking therapy’ approach.

As a relational therapist you can expect me to pay attention to the quality and dynamics of our working relationship as it develops.

My aims are to be open and honest, to respect the pace and depth at which you choose to proceed and to provide a space within which you feel confident and safe to explore what is troubling you.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA Counselling, Integrative

Post Graduate Diploma, Counselling, Integrative

Certificate, Psychodynamic Counselling

Diploma Relational Couples Counselling

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (level 1) - for the treatment of trauma

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (level 2) - for the treatment of developmental/attachment injury

I hold a Masters Degree in Counselling from the University of Wales where I also completed a Post Graduate Diploma. I have also worked as a visiting lecturer at the University where I worked with students in the final stages of their professional counselling training. This involved supporting them in both their professional and personal development.

I have a business background and in addition to years spent working for a large organisation I have also run my own business consulting in companies on stress and sleep issues and offering redundancy support. This gives me an enhanced understanding of work related problems.

I am an experienced sleep therapist and am happy to work in-depth with sleep issues.

I have undertaken significant additional training across my career - in CBT, Inner Child work, Shame, Couples Counselling, Supervision and Mindfulness amongst others.

I am also trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for the treatment of both i) trauma and ii) attachment, developmental and relational injury.

This is a form of (non-touch) body therapy based on a neuroscience understanding of how we hold trauma and early experiences in our nervous systems.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is an exciting and innovative approach which I am very happy to be integrating into my practice and I offer clients the opportunity to experience this in our work together. This sits neatly alongside Mindfulness which I have been working with for some years.

In my early career I worked in a counselling charity which offers low cost counselling for a wide variety of issues. I am also an accredited Cruse Bereavement Care counsellor.

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

Issues with co-dependency
Distress arising from female hormonal issues - menopause, PCOS, PMS, endometriosis  etc...
Problems with poor sleeping / insomnia
Long term / chronic illness

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Individuals: £65 per hour

Couples: £70 per hour

Supervisees: Please enquire

Standard sessions are 60 minutes. I also offer longer sessions of 75 and 90 minutes.

Further information

From my own experience of being a client I came to believe that a high degree of self awareness in the therapist enables the creation of a safer and more productive space for the client. For me this involves reading and educating myself about new ways of working, regularly updating my skills and knowledge through training and keeping my own continuing personal development in focus.

I have an established Mindfulness practice which supports me in my life and in my practice as a counsellor. I offer clients the opportunity to include aspects of this in our work.

Lastly, I love what I do. It is both what I do and part of what and who I am.

I appreciate that it takes courage to take that first step and approach a potential counsellor. I aim to greet you with respect and in a way that acknowledges your individuality and independence. If you would like to make an initial appointment to see if we are a good 'fit' or would just like to ask some more questions then please feel free to contact me by email - sarahpiggott1@gmail.com. or by text or phone on 07900 264614.

My very best wishes to you.

Sarah

Harbury
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV33

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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

Level access to ground floor practice room and cloakroom. Wheelchair friendly.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I am an experienced relational integrative therapist and have worked with other therapists in a supervisory capacity both in peer relationships and with counselling students as their tutor/lecturer. I also have experience of facilitating groups in wider institutional settings.

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Sarah Piggott MA, PG Dip, MBACP, Dip CRCT

Sarah Piggott MA, PG Dip, MBACP, Dip CRCT