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About me

How are you feeling?  Anxious, sad, lost, lonely, in need of life direction or feeling a sense of depression?

One of the hardest starting points in any therapeutic journey is choosing the 'right' professional for you, when overwhelmed with unwanted feelings.

I offer a confidential, safe and comfortable environment for you to explore your needs and address the issues you wish to bring to the therapeutic process at your own pace. My caring, supportive nature supports my work as an empathic, genuine and non-judgmental counsellor.

I am passionate about helping individuals and couples to make the right steps for you, to make a difference or find an acceptance in your own lives. Working with you in exploring or finding the difficulties to gain a perspective and understanding of your thoughts and feelings.

We all fight a level of anxiety in our day to day lives, we need it to survive, but when anxiety overwhelms our lives it can become debilitating.  I aim to help you find positive changes by overcoming your difficulties with growth and clarity.  Adapting to a new unscripted area of your life can unhinge the strongest of individuals.  Just think of your house foundations and someone removing a few of your lower bricks (your 'ideal' hopes and dreams), your house will be unstable until it is addressed by a builder.  Just like our emotions, the longer we leave them unattended, the more unsteady they are likely to become.

As an integrative counsellor, I can offer my clients an integration of different learnt theories to assist each individual’s need in the here and now. The different theories I practice are Person-Centred theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis. These are for your information and not to feel that you need to know what they are.  That's my job, to adapt theoretical approaches to your individual needs, but I will be willing to share with you if you feel wish?

From personal experiences my counselling drive also lies deeper to supporting couples or individuals (male and female) who have or are experiencing fertility issues.  The mixed, usually unspoken emotions and feelings of shame, pain, anger, loss that this can raise.

As a Member of British Infertility Counselling Association (MBICA), I practice under their guidelines for good practice in infertility counselling and I am happy to support you through your fertility journey present or past.

I work with individuals and couples experiencing fertility issues, miscarriage, pregnancy loss, or involuntary childlessness through illness or no choice.

Again, from my own experiential life journey, I support, prospective and new adopters with the similar mixed feelings and emotions they find themselves in within the intimate adoption process. Often with a new or remembered feeling of loss or fear, be it from fertility issues, infantile loss, their own identity/purpose loss or unsure this is for them.  Some can also struggle to adapt to the sudden change in their lives when 1 or more children, are parachuted into their lives.  Amongst the elation of parenthood, often feelings of guilt are highly present in the room due to the overwhelming changes that provoke fear, physically and emotionally for all of the family.

At all times, I adhere to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s (BACP) ethical guidelines to ensure emotional safety and wellbeing for my client and myself.

Alongside my theoretical practice, I am also a Nurtured Heart Certified Trainer that assists adults and children to instill positive behaviours to support and nourish relationships, promoting an ‘inner wealth’ by reframing our intensities.

Call, text or email me for an initial session at a reduced rate to see if you feel comfortable to continue your journey with me supporting you.

I am a reg. BACP certified Member, DBS checked, covered fully by indemnity insurance and supported by a reg. BACP accredited qualified supervisor.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Management of counselling service and counselling patients in a GP surgery, Wythenshawe  2015 - 2020
  • Foundation in Infertility Counselling
  • Trauma Perspectives on Infertility
  • Certificate in Relationship and Couples Counselling
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
  • Counselling support for prospective and adoptive Parents with Adoption Matters/CfAS
  • Nurtured Heart Certified Trainer
  • Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People
  • Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy

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

Adoption support

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Initial individual online consultation - £40.

Initial Couples online consultation - £45.

Initial individual face to face consultation - £45.

Initial Couples face to face consultation - £55.

Each session thereafter:

Individual face to face counselling - £50/session.

Couples counselling face to face and online - £60/session.

Online Individual counselling - £45/session

Concessions available - please contact to discuss.

Reduced rate for counselling students.

Availability

Please contact me.

Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9

Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I work from both a ground floor and 2nd floor room that has access via two flights of stairs.

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Sarah Savage Dip.Couns (Infermind) Reg. MBACP. MBICA

Sarah Savage Dip.Couns (Infermind) Reg. MBACP. MBICA