Sarah Wills BSc, PGDip, MSc, Registered MBACP
57/59 High Street
I am a registered member (MBACP) with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and a Counselling Psychologist in training, in the final stages of a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of the West of England. My qualification will lead to Chartered Registration with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I am due to qualify as a Chartered Psychologist and Registered Counselling Psychologist at the beginning of 2019.
Counselling provides you with a confidential space within which to talk about issues that are troubling you so that you can explore your thoughts and feelings about them. This can offer you the opportunity to reflect on the past to gain an understanding of your current situation, so that together, we can find new solutions or more helpful coping strategies to help you reach your goals.
I work integratively, which means that I draw upon a range of psychological approaches to help you in achieving your goals. Through collaboration, we will agree together on which approaches to follow. Below are some of the psychological approaches I may draw on during our work together:
- Psychodynamic counselling
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Person-centred counselling
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over seven years of experience of working within a counselling role; most of this experience has been gained through working as a Counselling Psychologist in training or as an Assistant Psychologist for the NHS. I have provided psychological therapy in a range of settings, including Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services, Carers services, Community Learning Disability Teams, and within educational contexts.
I have a particular interest in working collaboratively with clients to ensure therapy is specifically tailored to meet their needs. I take a client-led approach, and by focusing on the client's individual goals, I draw upon a range of psychological approaches in order to support the client to reach their goals.
I hold the following qualifications:
- Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (University of the West of England, due to qualify 2019)
- M.Sc. Applied Social and Community Research (University of Brighton)
- Counselling Skills Certificate (Wealden Institute)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Cardiff University)
- B.Sc. Psychology with Criminology (University of South Wales)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Sessions are offered at a reduced fee of £40 while I am training. Weekend and evening appointments are available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekend and some daytime appointments are available.
Types of client