Sarah Weaver MA DipHIC MBACP
We all have times in life when things seem to get on top of us. We may feel confused, anxious, or depressed. Sometimes it feels like we are just going round in circles, getting nowhere in particular. Having someone to talk to can lighten the load and this is often easier with someone other than family or friends.
So what happens?
My belief is that the process of being listened to, in a non- judgmental way, may offer a new freedom to explore the parts of your self that you previously may not have felt secure enough to venture into. I will work with you in a compassionate and gentle way, guiding and probing so that new light may shine. This will be held together by the sense of security you may feel from the safe space (ie the room we will arrange to meet in); and the boundaries(ie the set time we will arrange to meet each week). Having this sense of stability in what sometimes feels like a bit like the whirlwind of life can often make a difference.
How can it help?
I am open to working with a diverse range of situations. My work often involves helping people make sense of depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, low self esteem and relationship problems. Sometimes this involves looking into the past, to understand how this may have affected you and your life in the present. The way we work together will be unique to the relationship that you and I form.
What steps do I need to take?
I work in a person- centred and humanistic way, with influences from other frameworks. For this reason I am a Humanistic and Integrative counsellor. If you think this sounds of interest to you and you would like to give it a go you can contact me by either email, text, or phone. We would then arrange a time to meet up for an initial assessment session to see how we would feel about working together.
If you contact me I aim to get back to you as soon as possible as I understand that making that initial contact is a big step in itself. I am available for both daytime and evening sessions and will try to accommodate your needs.
How long does the process take?
The amount of sessions you have is up to you. I work on both a long term and short term basis. Sometimes things you thought you needed to explore triggers other areas and more time is needed. In other cases, it is about working through a particular area and that is enough.
When you feel it is the right time for you to finish your sessions we can talk about it and can work towards an ending.
Where are you based?
I am based in two locations in Bristol. These are in Kingswood and Easton. Both are easily reachable by public transport and have easy parking arrangements. There are also facilities for bike lock up.
Who do you work with?
I work with both adults and young people under the age of 18. My work leads me to work with a diverse range of clients. What is always both important and unique is the relationship that forms between us.
And the cost?
Sessions are 50 minutes long and are charged at £40.00.
I have a few spaces for concessionary rates. This are at a cost of £25.00 per session and for those on a very low income or are unemployed.
Training, qualifications & experience
Degree in Humanites.
MA in Women's Studies.
Foundation in Counselling Skills BCPC.
Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling.
Children and young people
Alcohol and addictions
Creativity in counselling
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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The session last for 50 minutes at the cost of £40.00 per session.
We will initially meet for an introductory session this is charged at my usual rate of £40 per 50 minute session. This is for us both to get a taste of what it might be like to work together.
I have some spaces for a concessionary rate of £25.00 per session. This is for unemployed and those on a low income.
Please feel free to contact me if you are feeling a little unsure. I am open to having a chat or sharing an email to talk about your needs and where you think you are. I understand that beginning therapy can sometimes feel like a daunting process in itself.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have availability for daytime and evening appointments. I aim to respond swiftly if you feel you would like to make contact to discuss this, or anything that is on your mind.
Types of client