Sarah Wicks MBACP MACC Dip. Couns
Are you looking to make sense of where you are? Do you long to say what’s really going on for you? Do you feel that life is more than you can handle on your own? Perhaps you are you struggling with a relationship? If you are feeling overwhelmed or lost, struggling with life’s stresses and anxiety but think now is the time to address your difficulties - then I invite you to read on.
If you are the parent or carer of a child or young person battling their way through our fast paced & challenging world that we find ourselves in, struggling with anxiety trying to work out how they can cope & manage, then I also invite you to read on.
Working as an integrative therapist means that I focus on addressing your needs. Whilst offering you established techniques and strategies to improve symptoms of stress, anxiety or low mood - I will also be supporting you on your journey to discover solutions which can bring resolution, recovery and healing.
Counselling can offer personal growth, developing healthier relationships, a greater ability to trust yourself, achieving better self-awareness, to release feelings of guilt, insecurity and defensiveness, to see improvements in self expression and achieve a healthy sense of change overall.
Within an empathic, accepting and non-judgemental relationship, we will work together at your pace to recognise your strengths, creativity and choices. I offer a place for you to pause; make sense of where you are, to say what's going on & be heard. I am also informed that ‘kindness’ is my superpower.
Working with anxiety, stress, low mood, life/relationship issues, addiction, trauma, self-harm, abuse & loss. I believe in hope, possibility and that everyone has the power to change. I believe that there is always a choice; or another way. I work with adults, children and young people irrespective of religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, race or nationality.
I offer face to face individual counselling for adults, children and young people. Sessions are held weekly in a pleasant, comfortable private room conveniently located in Southborough, Tunbridge Wells with free parking and a bus stop nearby.
If illness or transport make it difficult for you, it may be possible for me to visit you weekly in your home.
Training, qualifications & experience
Fully qualified certified Humanistic Integrative Counsellor.
I am a registered member of the BACP and the ACC abiding by their ethical frameworks, fully insured, and registered with the ICO. I hold an enhanced DBS certificate and have completed 3 levels of safeguarding training.
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Recent further training:
- Working with Endings
- Disordered eating
- Self harm
- Children and Young People Foundation Certificate
- Person Centred Masterclass
I also work part time for an established charitable counselling agency.
Association for Christian Counsellors
The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I am available Monday - Saturday offering daytime and evening appointments.
£50 per 60 minute session.
Please feel free to call, text or email we can have an initial chat about your needs and book an appointment to meet. I will respond to any message as soon as I can and always endeavor to see people as quickly as my diary allows.
Providing counselling at the time that it is needed is something I am passionate about.