My name is Sarah Russell, and I am a registered counsellor with experience of helping people with a wide range of issues.
I feel it is important to acknowledge that during our life we all go through difficult times. You may be struggling at the moment and wondering how to cope. Your difficulties may be related to a specific life event, or perhaps you are experiencing a more general sense of unease, feeling stuck, lost or overwhelmed.
I am very much committed to helping my clients find a way of working through whatever concerns are troubling them in order that they can achieve a better quality of life for themselves. I am here to lend you some hope until you are able to find your own.
I practice a Humanistic approach to counselling and core to this is providing you with an empathetic non-judgmental space to explore and make changes to your life. We can get to know ourselves better through counselling which can help us to make more helpful choices about our life. I hold the belief that if a person has a problem, they also have the answer.
Starting counselling can feel quite a daunting prospects. Reading this indicates, you have made the first steps to making some positive changes in your life. If you would like to talk to someone who will really listen about anything that is troubling you, then counselling can probably help. If this sounds like something you'd benefit from and would like to do, please contact me to arrange an initial consultation
Training, qualifications & experience
My counselling training has been predominantly in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis and I’m influenced by other modalities eg psychodynamic theory.
As a Counsellor, I have worked in several local charities; Helping Hands for the Blind, Options Counselling and most recently in Basingstoke Counselling Service. – who provide counselling for a full range of personal problems. I am also a qualified coach and worked with the NHS for 10 years.
- Foundation Degree (Distinction)in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis
- ABC Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
- Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate
- ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- ILM Level 7 Executive Coaching and Mentoring
Areas of counselling I deal with
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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