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

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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

One hour sessions charged at £50.00, some discounts offered, please enquire at Assessment.

When I work

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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

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme