Sarah Thompson Dip. Couns (Accred) NCS (Reg)
Hi my name is Sarah and I am an integrative counsellor. I work with people both short term and long term as a one to one therapist. I draw from a number of different approaches, for you this means I can tailor each session to your individual needs.
Building a therapeutic relationship with your therapist is the most important stage, building a basis for trust so you can start to explore what is worrying you or what is stopping you from having a balanced life.
Sometimes life gets too much and we need time and space to be able to work through issues and process what is happening. Having someone to speak to who will not judge you makes a huge difference.
I work with you to look at issues that are affecting your day to day life. Exploring feeling's, belief's and behaviours and also looking at past events or learnt behaviours that can impact your life today.
I offer a free initial consultation of 30 minutes, this is to see if you would like to work with me. It is important to get the right therapist for you. By contacting me on my email address or phone we can arrange a time to meet. If we then feel we are able to work together we can arrange weekly sessions to start our work together. If you do not feel I am the right therapist for you that is also fine and I can help you with therapists in the area that I feel you might suit. Please do get in touch for an informal chat if you feel I can help you.
I work from Soul Solutions, where I rent a room for my counselling work. This is based in Faversham and can offer evening sessions and a limited number of weekend sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified accredited counsellor. I am a member of the National Counselling Society and therefore adhere to their Ethical framework.
I have a particular interest in working with people who suffer with depression, anxiety and low self esteem.
Outside of counselling I also work within the mental health services.
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.
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
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
I work with teenagers from the ages of 12 years and adults.
I offer an initial 30 min free session to see if we can work together, it is important to feel comfortable with your counsellor for change to take place.
£40 per 50 min session thereafter. Payable on the day.
I also offer student rates and lower fees for people who are unemployed or low waged.
Please contact me for details