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About me

My name is Sarah, I am a fully qualified, experienced counsellor. I am Accredited by the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and I work to their Ethical Framework. I have over 15 years experience as a counsellor, working with Adults, Children and Young People. Alongside my Counselling qualification of Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, I hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Children's Mental Health.

My Career as a counsellor to date has led me to working with people from a variety of backgrounds with differing needs. I have worked within the NHS, The Priory Hospital in Preston, the RNID (Royal National Institute for the Deaf) and Runshaw College, Leyland.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked as a Therapist for 15 years, having trained at Runshaw College, Chorley, Gaining my Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Since then I have attained accreditation with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

My first employment as a Therapist was with the Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID), offering therapy to Deaf people with other mental health issues, within a residential setting. Following this I worked for The Priory Hospital Preston for 8 years, working as a group and one to one therapist.  For the last 5 years I have worked for the NHS in Blackpool, at a therapy centre for young people aged 11 to 25, during this time I began training as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) for those aged 8 and over, this was part of the government initiative to increase access for therapy services to people of all ages, this training gained me a Post Graduate Certificate in Children’s Mental Health

I have training in safeguarding, first aid, child sexual exploitation, suicide awareness, eating disorders, self-harm prevention, anxiety management and substance misuse, holding a fully enhanced DBS check.

Before becoming a Therapist, I worked in a Mental Health care setting for 15 years, attaining my Registered Managers Award Level 4 NVQ, along with a level 2 certificate in British Sign Language.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anxiety Management using CBT Skills work, Counselling and Mindfulness techniques.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Free half hour assessment.

One hour sessions charged at £45.00, some discounts offered, please enquire at Assessment.

10% discount to Blue Light card holders.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer sessions to suit client needs, telephone sessions, zoom sessions, walk &talk sessions and face to face.

Office 14A
Crescent House
2-6 Sandy Lane
Leyland
Lancashire
PR25 2EB

Key details

Sign language
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Sarah Walsh (Ad. Coun. Dip. Accred) P.D. Cert Childrens MH.

Sarah Walsh (Ad. Coun. Dip. Accred) P.D. Cert Childrens MH.