Sarah Williams MBACP
Part of being human is that we all experience difficulties and challenges at some point in our life. Times when we are struggling with a specific problem such as personal or work relationships, trauma, health, anxiety or loss or feel overwhelmed by difficult feelings or stuck in patterns of thinking and behaviour that we feel powerless to change.
Often we can deal with these on our own or with help and support from family and friends. but sometimes we need more time and space for ourselves than they can provide. Having a chance to speak about things with someone who has no other place in your life can often help.
Talking to an experienced and qualified counsellor gives you time and space to seek resolutions for problems that you are facing in a partnership of complete confidence where you can safely explore thoughts and feelings around any areas of difficulty in a non-judgemental place where you have freedom to talk about anything. It provides a safe place to work through things you may be frightened about or ashamed of or share things that you cannot say to family or friends. Telling your story to another human being, perhaps for the first time can bring a sense of relief or simply give you a chance to talk and really be heard. Talking to someone who will listen without judging and without telling you “what to do” can help you come to terms with painful or traumatic events in your life.
Counselling provides an opportunity for change. We cannot change what has already happened in our lives. We can however, improve our understanding of our past, gain awareness and insight into our present, look at the choices open to us and achieve greater control of our future.
It can help you to manage the pressures and stresses that life brings and help you to understand yourself and those around you better; and result in a beneficial effect on all of your relationships, be they family, friends, children or colleagues.
Counselling can help you make sense of past and present experiences and enable you to gain awareness, discover your strengths and give you the courage to live your life more meaningfully and fully.
My aim is to creatively support each individual understand their life better, enable them to explore what is troubling them, their feelings, thoughts and behaviour and help them source their unique inner resources and potential in a safe, confidential, respectful and non-judgemental space.
I am experienced in working with both adults and young people with a variety of issues which include abuse, addiction, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, affairs and betrayal, family issues, separation and divorce to name a few.
My practice is based in West Byfleet, Surrey, close to Byfleet, Addlestone, New Haw, Woking, Weybridge and surrounding areas .
I am a member of BACP, on their Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and abide by their code of ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
Essentials in Psychosynthesis Counselling
Foundation in Psychosynthesis Counselling
PG Dip Psychosynthesis Counselling
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 provide individually tailored long and short term counselling based on your needs
Initial session £25
Subsequent sessions £50
I offer a limited number of reduced fee sessions for students or clients on a reduced income.
I am a Crisis Worker for Surreyl SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) and for 3 years was a volunteer counsellor for RASASC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre).
I have experience of working with parents of children with special needs.