Sarah Sheehan Dip CounsPsych MBACP
Sometimes it is difficult to give ourselves the attention we need for our own wellbeing. Talking with someone who is not part of your life gives you the freedom to focus on yourself.
I provide a compassionate and nurturing environment for you to work at your pace, explore the thoughts, feelings or behaviours which are making it difficult for you to find peace.
People from all walks of life start therapy for different reasons. I work confidentially and without judgement to provide a safe space to share your 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.
Getting started in therapy with me - if you are interested in working with me, email to set up an initial session during which we can talk about what you want to get out of counselling. If you are happy to continue then we can set up a regular time for us to speak either on a weekly or fortnightly basis, depending on your needs.
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
Initial assessment session - 40 minutes £30
Cost per session: 50 minutes £40
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
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