Sarah Thomson Registered MBACP
Welcome and thanks for looking.
During these challenging times, I have immediate availablity for online and telephone counselling, and have recently re-opened for face to face counselling with specific guidelines in place for safety.
I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor. I can help you with things such as anxiety, relationship issues, low mood, abuse, addictions, loss, life purpose, depression, young adult issues (18-25) and many other issues that may trouble you. I currently work partly for the NHS and in private practice.
The length of therapy can vary depending on what you would like to talk about and your personal circumstances. It is your decision to decide when to finish. I am experienced in working with both short term 4-12 sessions or more long term and open ended. The choice is entirely up to you.
While great changes can occur in a relatively short space of time it is good to allow enough space relative to the significance of your issue. The counselling will be confidential and I aim to create a warm, welcoming and restorative space.
I work from a Humanistic perspective meaning that I believe everyone deserves respect, everyone is an individual and that their experience is the most important aspect, therefore I believe the client has the answer and I am but a guide in helping them find their answers or acceptance.
I believe it is important that we work together to tune into what has brought you to counselling and what you would like out of it. I believe a combination of being given a positive relationship and the possibility to explore new ways of experiencing can lead to healing and change.
Training, qualifications & experience
Continuing education at University of Chichester for BA(Hons) Humanistic Counselling completion May 2021.
Diploma in Humanistic counselling - University of Chichester
Certificate in Counselling Skills - University of Chichester
Volunteer Mentor Group Work Facilitator Training
SMART Recovery Training (Addiction)
Introduction to Counselling Skills - St Vincent college
Gestalt - 4 Chair and Archetypes
Motivational Interviewing Level 1
The Cause and Solution of Depression
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£20 Introductory session 50 mins
£40 for 50 mins session
Some concessions are available please contact me to discuss
Payment by cash, card or BACS
I am based in Knott Kinetics on Stoke Rd in Gosport.
We have a waiting room.
Free parking to the rear of the building.
Bus routes are 9/9A and E1 & E2