Sarah Walsh (Ad. Coun. Dip. Accred) P.D. Cert Childrens MH.
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.
I currently practice from The Wellbeing Centre at Buckshaw, which is a Private Therapy Centre. The Centre is warm, comfortable, and modern, with on-site parking facilities, near local motorway networks and public transport.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as a Therapist for 14 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.
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.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Anxiety Management using CBT Skills work, Counselling and Mindfulness techniques.
Free half hour assessment.
One hour sessions charged at £40.00, some discounts offered, please enquire at Assessment.
20% discount to Blue Light card holders.