Sarah Whitmarsh

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BA (Hons) Counselling, MBACP (Accred)
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Milford, Surrey, GU8 5BB
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a qualified and accredited adult and youth Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Milford, Surrey, offering a safe, confidential space to talk in a warm and friendly environment. Experiences include anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship issues, low self-esteem, loss of confidence, stress, panic attacks. I welcome children, adolescents and adults, adapting to individual needs. 

I offer a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space in which you are able to explore aspects of yourself in confidence. I aim to value you as an individual, encouraging your capabilities and strengths.


I follow an integrative approach to counselling, tailoring approaches and methods to suit your needs creating a personal experience. I am able to work with current issues as well as past experiences that may assist you in finding the answers you are seeking.

I consider our relationship as a key factor in your counselling experience and believe that strong authentic relationships enhance personal growth.

Training, qualifications & experience

Alongside my private practice I have experience in both youth and adult counselling and currently work at 121 Youth Counselling (Hart Voluntary Action) where I have been part of the counselling team for over 7 years. I have a specific interest in working with 11 - 16's and families. 

I have also had experience working with dementia, its impact on sufferers, carers and other family or friends.

Some of the issues I have experience of working with are; anxiety, depression, stress, OCD, panic attacks, loss and bereavement, sexual, emotional, physical, verbal and self-abuse, loneliness, low self-esteem, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

  • BA (Hons) Counselling – University of Greenwich
  • Access Diploma in Counselling – Guildford College
  • PGDip in Counselling Adolescents
  • Certificate in Systemic Practice : Families and Couples - Institute of Family Therapy
  • Accredited Confident Hearts Creative Wellbeing and Mindfulness Coach for Young People.
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Training Level 1  - Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Insitute (CCTP)
  • Certificate in Online Counselling  - Counselling Tutor
  • Dip. Nursing (RGN) City University, St Bartholomew's College of Nursing and Midwifery
  • MBACP ( Accred) Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

Each therapy session is 50 minutes and fees are £60 per session.

To help you decide whether counselling is the right step for you, I offer a free 30 minute initial meeting. 

24 hrs notice is requested for cancellations.


When I work

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Further information

I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) abiding by their Ethical Framework within my work.

I am also fully insured with Holistic Insurance. 

White Lion Offices, 9 White Lion Gardens, Portsmouth Road, Milford, Surrey, GU8 5BB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Sarah Whitmarsh
Sarah Whitmarsh