Hi, I'm Sarah - welcome to my page. I hope you find what you are looking for. Counselling is a positive step and can be life-changing. However, finding the right counsellor, someone you can connect with, is important and can feel like a big step. I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor and CBT Therapist. As your counsellor, I offer a safe space, where you will be warmly accepted and listened to without judgement.
I have experience working with adults with common difficulties such as anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, relationship problems, work stress and difficult emotions such as anger, guilt and shame. My areas of special interest are:
Anxiety: helping people to better understand, manage and reduce their worry. I work alongside clients to alleviate symptoms such as dread, poor concentration, disturbed sleep, irritability and excessive worry.
Low Self-Esteem: working with clients to develop self-compassion and find a more positive relationship with self and in turn with others and the world. I support people to increase their self-worth, feel more positive in their own abilities and to silence their inner critic.
Each person is unique, with their own life story and experience. My approach is holistic - I listen to the 'whole' person, incorporating evidence-based theories from the Person-Centred and CBT models of therapy alongside mindfulness, relaxation and art therapy techniques to create a 'best fit' for each individual client.
I'm passionate about helping people to feel less anxious and more positive, to improve their relationships and work/life balance and to find a less stressed and happier way of being. Counselling can help you to make sense of confusing emotions, learn healthier coping strategies and feel more 'yourself'. I believe that every person has the capacity for growth and change. If you would like us to work together, at your own pace, to facilitate that change, please contact me for an initial free telephone call. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Skills and Theory
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Counselling Concepts
- Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People
- OU/BACP How to do Counselling Online
- Introduction to telephone and webcam counselling - theory, skills and practice
- Practical CBT - Treating Low Self-Esteem
- Practical CBT - Treating Anxiety
- Practical CBT - Treating Depression
- Practical CBT - Treating Insomnia
- Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Safeguarding Adults
- STORM - Suicide Prevention Skills Training
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual sessions - £40
A free, initial 20 minute telephone call is offered to explore our suitability to work together.
Currently some evening appointments from 5pm to 8pm - some weekend slots also available