Sarah Sheehan - Loss and Bereavement Counsellor - Dip CounsPsych MBACP
If you are quietly distressed, uncomfortable or even defiant in the face of the challenges you are facing, or they feel worse with Covid-19, finding a private space to take your concerns where you can focus on your own needs exclusively can be a relief. If you are indoors, working from home or nervous to meet face to face with others, online therapy can provide a haven and a connection.
The benefits of online therapy? The familiarity of home, comfortable clothes, your dog or cat next to you, a cup of tea, comfy chair or warm blanket and and no public transport. We have an opportunity to use secure technology to seek and offer support in order to process, adapt and recover.
If you have found me online and are facing a challenging time at the moment, I would like to support you in the process of beginning therapy and making the changes you hope for.
I provide a compassionate and nurturing environment for you to work at your pace and explore the thoughts, feelings or behaviours which are making it difficult for you to find peace. We can also work with creativity if you feel comfortable with this approach.
People from all walks of life start therapy for different reasons. I work confidentially and without judgement to provide a safe space for you to to share worries and fears, no matter how confusing they may be. Being heard properly for the first time can be an important step in the process of exploring things about ourselves that can be difficult to understand.
If you would like to speak with me and see if the way I work might suit you, I offer a free 20 minute introductory phone call. This is a chance for us to meet and answer any questions you might have. There is no commitment to enter into therapy with me and you are welcome to check in and use this introductory appointment to just have a chat about what might be helpful for you.
The most important thing is that you find a therapist you like and feel comfortable with. I look forward to meeting you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor, practising since 2017 with experience of working with individual clients who have suffered loss and bereavement or who are suffering with anxiety and depression, experiencing significant life changes and relationship issues.
As well as my private practice, I volunteer as a counsellor with Brighton Women's Centre and Cruse Bereavement Care. I have also volunteered for Pavilions Drugs and Alcohol Service in their Families and Carers Team.
Based on your needs, and drawing on different approaches from my training and experience, we can journey together to find an effective way of working that suits you.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy - Registered Member
Humanistic Integrative Diploma, Wealden College, Counselling & Psychotherapy
Certificate in Telephone and Online Counselling
Certificate of Completion - Counselling Older Adults - The Best is Yet to Come
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Free introductory 20 minute phone call
Cost per session: 50 minutes £45
Reduced rates for NHS and Key Workers
For those also suffering financial difficulty, I am able to offer a number of sessions at a reduced cost, this can be discussed during the initial assessment session.
Pay By: Bank transfer
Concessions offered for
Please email me regarding availability and my working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
As a humanistic integrative therapist, I have been trained in a number of different approaches including:
- Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
- Experiential Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
- Sand play
- Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
- Transactional Analysis