Sarah Walsh BSc(Hons) Addiction Counselling, MBACP reg, FDAP accredited (DAP)
I specialise in counselling people who have concerns around their own or another’s alcohol consumption, drug use or other compulsive behaviours.
I have a particular interest in working with individuals who feel alcohol is now their main 'hobby' or 'activity' outside working hours, and are concerned about the affect this may be having on their life.
I work via Zoom globally
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over years of sustained sobriety from alcohol and abstinence from drugs, having overcome 20 years of alcohol and drug misuse.
I hold a BSc Honours Degree in Addiction Counselling from The University of Bath.
From 2015 to 2018 was a specialist addiction & mental health advisor for The Care Quality Commission.
I trained with Action on Addiction at The Centre for Addiction Studies.
I am a registered member (certificate number 059390) of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists-BACP. You can find the BACP register here: www.bacp.co.uk
I am an accredited Drug & Alcohol Professional member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals-FDAP. You can find the FDAP register here: www.smmgp-fdap.org.uk
My practice is insured and I receive regular supervision as per BACP & FDAP code of ethics.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
At present (May 2020) and for the foreseeable future, I am offering a reduced fee for 45 minutes Zoom sessions at £50. I ask that sessions are purchased in blocks of 4 (£200)and paid in advance via Bitcoin,PayPal or BAC's. Sessions can be scheduled at your convenience & I operate a flexible cancellation policy.
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