Sarah Sherman BA (Hons) Registered MBACP
I offer short or long term one to one professional counselling for adults and young people concerned about a wide range of issues in a private and confidential setting. I also provide couples therapy for those experiencing diffculties within their relationship. I provide an integrative therapy, which means I am trained to draw on different schools of thought and theory. This knowledge I use to personally tailor therapy to suit you best at the current stage of your life.
My role is to help you help yourself, whilst offering a safe and confidential space to explore what maybe difficult feelings and emotions. I am concerned with building your confidence and self esteem to positively help you with the difficulties you are experiencing, whatever they may be.
"80% Of clients that seek therapy end up feeling in a better place than those who don't have help." (ICCE, International Centre for Clinical Excellence.com)
Counselling offers you a safe, private place to talk about your feelings and issues. I am trained to confidentially listen, without judgement, in order to help you improve your life in a way that works for you.
If you have queries or questions about the way I work or would like further information on how counselling may be able to help you then please get in touch either via the link on my webpage www.crookhamcounselling.co.uk or via email or text. I am always happy to discuss your particular needs.
- Daytime, evening and some weekend appointments
- Available at a regular time to suit you.
- Some concessions are available - please see my website
- Private village setting with free parking
- Easily accessible to local towns and villages
Training, qualifications & experience
I am professionally qualified (Fdsc Counselling and BA Hons. Counselling) and a Fully Registered member of the BACP.
I have a particular interest in grief and loss associated with bereavement and also in relationships and Couples Therapy.
As well as working in my own counselling practice, I have provided counselling in a local hospice setting, offering counselling support to terminal patients and their friends and families, as well as bereavement support and support to couples facing illness together.
- I am fully insured, professionally registered and CRB checked
- I undertake regular further training including Safeguarding, depression, trauma and loss
- I have Couples Certfication and working with couples training
- I have completed the Juliette Grayson Couples Therapy modules 1-5
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Living with life limiting illness
Affairs and Betrayals
Loss of a pet
Couples facing terminal illness
- I offer a reduced cost first individual session at £20 for to see if counselling is for you
- Fees for individual counselling are £40 per 50 minute session
- Couples counselling costs £55 per 60 minute session
- Discounted rates are available for counselling students
- Limited discounted places for those facing financial difficulties - please ask
When looking for therapy people have different questions and I am happy to discuss these. Here are Some Frequently asked Questions....
How do I book and how soon can you see me?
A first appointment can be made, usually by phone, although please feel free to email or text if you prefer. We will arrange a time for an initial appointment when it suits you, usually the same week. I offer daytime and some evening appointments. See my website for further information.
Will it be confidential?
Yes. I follow the BACP Ethical Framework policy and all records and details are stored confidentially. In exceptional circumstances where a person is in danger of harm to themselves or others we would discuss the need to seek further help together. Please ask if you would like further information regarding this.
How many sessions will I need and how often?
Each 50 minute session (60 minutes for couples) is ideally undertaken weekly, although every fortnight or less frequently can be arranged. The number of sessions depends on each person, I can work with short or long term clients. Typically most people start with a few sessions and then we review progress together, although you are under no obligation, you decide what is best for you personally.
Will I still have to pay if I miss a session?
No, providing that you cancel within 24 hours and let me know as soon as possible so that your appointment can be given to somebody else.
How soon will I feel better?
This depends on the nature of the issue. Every person and each couple are different, however talking about a problem provides many with an immediate sense of relief that over time can provide the strength to face the challenges ahead in a more positive way. Taking that first step to seek help can feel really huge, yet over time as we focus on the changes you are experiencing in relation to an issue, clients look back and are often surprised at how far they have come and the progress that they have made.
Please see my website for further information at www.crookhamcounselling.co.uk