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About me

I work with people who are ready for change but feeling that they would like someone to help them find a way forward. I help clients address anxiety, depression, social anxiety and many other issues. My work bridges the space between counselling and coaching, and is very much around finding what you want, and working on getting you there.

I offer both long and short term counselling for a wide range of issues. I work in a relational and client centred way to create with you, a programme of therapy which meets your needs.

My aim is to help build your confidence, and to work with you to develop strategies which will help and support you long after therapy is completed.

My work explores the roots of the difficulties you might experience, helping to understand the underlying issues and put them into context.

Once you are ready, we'll take a solution focused approach, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, therapeutic enquiry, and any techniques which you want to bring yourself to work with those issues.

I am also a qualified and experienced counselling supervisor. Please feel free to view my supervisor profile on this site.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Level 5 BTEC Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a Diploma in Counselling Supervision.

I am a registered member of the National Counselling Society.

Experience in Practice:  Counselling since 1998.   Supervising since 2014.

Currently I am in private practice where my clients bring a broad range of issues that they wish to explore. My work is relational, seeking to build a warm and trusting therapeutic partnership with my clients, and working with them to achieve the goals they have set for themselves.

I have many years of counselling experience, initially in the addiction recovery/ mental health field.  The experience gained here has been invaluable, and has given me a good grounding for my current work in helping clients who are looking for change.


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

All consultations are charged at £50 per hour, payable in advance.

My fees are £50 for counselling sessions payable on the day of the session.

£60 for one hour of counselling supervision and £85 for ninety minutes supervision.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I work between 11.00 am and 5.00 pm Monday to Thursday.  Due to the current situation with the Covid virus, I am not seeing clients face to face but working via Skype, Zoom or telephone. 

Further information

I have had a lot of experience in working with artists and clients in creative industries. Also with people working on developing more creative careers and counselling practice.

I also work with clients who are looking for improved communication and change in their relationships, both personal and professional.

Redland
Bristol
BS6

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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There are four flights of stairs from ground level to my working space. However, I will continue to offer sessions via Skype or Zoom once the Corona Virus restrictions are lifted.

Additional languages

None

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Qualified, experienced counselling supervision. My current practice includes qualified counsellors and other supervisors.

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Sarah Swarbrick

Sarah Swarbrick