Qualified Counsellor MBACP
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Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Sari. I am a qualified and registered member of BACP and my practice is based in central Maidstone.
I work mostly with adults. I have a special interest in working with people who have experienced trauma, neglect and any form of abuse. Aside from my specialty, I am also experienced in working with people experiencing anxiety, depression and low self -steem.
I am passionate about the work I do and I always feel humbled by people's life experience. I believe it is important to provide a safe and non judgmental space so that my clients can feel able to discuss their difficulties with confidence throughout the counselling journey.
People seek counselling for many reasons, from any anxiety related issues or relationship difficulties to the more complex issues, such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or abuse. Whatever your reason for seeking counselling, it is important that you feel you can talk openly to your counsellor, so that you can build a therapeutic relationship together and work towards your goal.
The counselling work sometimes needs to be a long term intervention and other times the work can be done as a short term intervention. I am able to offer you both, but this will always be led by you, depending on your own needs and the issues that you would like to bring to the counselling.
My main work is with the NHS, but I also manage my own private practice and counsel people affected by crime for a local charity.
I work mainly with adults and young people and I can offer appointments mostly at weekends.
Please contact me without any obligations on 07759 634 863 or email me if you have any questions, I will be more than happy to help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Psychological Therapist and have completed a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling accredited by the regulatory authorities for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body Certificate in Counselling Studies
Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body Certificate in Counselling Skills
I work mostly with adults. I have a special interest in working with people who has experienced trauma, neglect and any form of abuse. Aside from my specialty, I am also experienced in working with people experiencing anxiety, depression, low self -steem.
I have worked in NHS Mental Health Services for 30 years.
I hold an Enhanced Certificate with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Additional Training and courses I have attended include:
- Awareness in Bereavement Care- A Foundation Course
- Accredited Bereavement volunteer
- Children and Young People's Bereavement Support
- Creative Skills for use in Counselling
- Sudden and Traumatic Death
- End of life care- Addressing the emotional needs
- Child Protection & Safe guarding Level 1 & 2
- Mental Health Act
- Mental Capacity Act
- Dementia Training Post Diagnostic Therapeutic Work
- KCC Basic safeguarding Adults
- Cognitive Behavioural Counselling in Mental Health
- Bipolar NICE Guidelines
- Personality Disorders NICE Guidelines
- Disclosure Training
- Suicide Prevention
- Short Term Therapy/Goal Focused
- Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
- Domestic Abuse
- Grooming and Stalking
- Trauma Counselling
- Trauma Support in Response to Major Emergencies.
- Coercive Control
- Probation- Sentencing Training
- Stalking & Harassment
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My Fees are £45 per session but I do offer discount when appropriate, to people who may not have the financial means to meet the full price.
When I work
Currently available on Saturdays and Sundays.