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About me

I am a qualified 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 am experienced with adults and young people, with a particular interest in 11-16's.
During these difficult times, it is more important than ever to take care of our mental health and it is an overwhelming and apprehensive time that has affected all ages.

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 6 years.

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
  • Accredited Confident Hearts Creative Wellbeing and Mindfulness Coach for Young People.
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Training Level 1 (CCTP)
  • Certificate in Online Counselling
  • Dip. Nursing (RGN) City University, St Bartholomew's College of Nursing and Midwifery
  • MBACP ( Accred) Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist.

Member organisations

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.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

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


Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I cuurently have some availablilty on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. 

Further information

Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) abiding by their Ethical Framework within my work. I am also fully insured.

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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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.

Online platforms

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Sarah Whitmarsh

Sarah Whitmarsh