Sarah Swan BACP Accredited Counsellor
I offer a warm, empathic, non-judgmental and confidential space for you to talk about whatever issues or feelings you may be struggling with. I am currently working online by video or telephone with adult clients aged 18 or over on an individual one to one basis. Sessions last for 50 minutes and usually take place weekly. I will offer face to face counselling again to those who are able to travel to my practice once it is safe to do so.
I am a qualified and experienced Integrative Counsellor who is a Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy offering both long term and short term counselling based on your individual needs. I will draw on different ideas and approaches to help you find your way forward with whatever it is that is bringing you to seek counselling.
I appreciate that taking that first step towards receiving help can often be the most difficult and daunting. To begin with we can meet for an initial consultation where we can explore what is bringing you into counselling, check out whether it is appropriate for us to work together and I can explain in more detail how counselling works. As for all sessions my fee is £45. We can discuss any concessionary requirements when you first make contact.
How to make an appointment
To get in touch to make an appointment please contact me confidentially on my mobile where you can leave a message if you need to or if you prefer you can send me an email via my website. I am happy for you to contact me if you have any queries or questions about counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Integrative-Relational Counselling
Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Continuing Professional Development Training include:
An Introduction to Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Working Therapeutically With The Possibilities of Uncertainty
The Body in Mind - The Body In The Therapeutic Space
A course on a Creative Approach to Counselling using Visual and Kinaesthetic Tools and Techniques
BACP Private Practice Conference 'Identity' Can you tell me who I am?'
Mindful Compassion for Therapists
Attachment and the Defense against Intimacy
Working at Relational Depth in counselling and Psychotherapy
Reclaiming the Body: "Trauma Sensitive Yoga" for Trauma Survivors and Their Therapists
Working with Shame and Self-Criticism
Wimbledon Guild Counsellor and Assessment Counsellor
NHS G.P surgery providing short term counselling
New Malden Counselling Service
I currently work in private practice in South West London and abide by the ethical code of the BACP and receive on-going regular supervision.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £50 for a 50 minute session.
This is for the initial consultation and for on-going sessions.
Concessions offered for
Please let me know when you first get in touch if you require a concessional place.