Sharon Savage

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Fd.A., MBACP (Accred)
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Birmingham B38 & Bromsgrove B60
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About me

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About Me

I am an experienced Counsellor/Psychotherapist and I am registered and Accredited by the BACP. You can find my name on the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists register.

I am a qualified and accredited Interpersonal Psychotherapist and registered with IPTUK. Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a 16 session treatment for depression.

I am also a qualified Mindfulness Trainer.

Throughout my therapeutic career I have gained experience working
within the education, voluntary and private sectors. I have worked within
various settings such as schools, colleges, hospices, NHS IAPT service and private practice. I have consulted on the BBC 4 Radio Drama The Archers I am a Recognised Provider for Vitality (formally PruHealth), AXA PP Healthcare and Healix.

I offer long and short term counselling and I am able to see you in Kings Norton, Bromsgrove and Redditch.

How Counselling can help

There are times in all of our lives when things feel difficult. Maybe you are finding it difficult to cope in some way. Things might feel out of control, or you may feel sad or confused because of something that has happened. Maybe you want things to change, or want to change something about yourself.

Counselling can help you to understand and deal with difficult feeling and situations. It can give you the safe space you need to explore your thoughts and feelings. Within our therapeutic relationship you can share what you need to, without fear of judgement. I can give you a confidential space to explore your thoughts and feelings, somewhere where you can feel supported, secure and understood. We can work together to increase your understanding of yourself, and move towards achieving your goals.

Having a safe, confidential space to talk things through, with someone who is not involved in your problems can really help to clear your head. Counselling can also help you to look more closely at the difficulties you are having. It can help you to look at unhelpful thoughts and patterns of behaviour, and to understand where they have come from.

Counselling is work that we do together. My aim is for us to identify what you want from our time together. I am not here to advise you, but I can support you in finding a greater understanding of you and your situation, and help you to think about changes and finding a new way forward.

Contact

Please feel free to contact me via e-mail, text or phone call. If I am unable to answer your call please leave a message or text me with your number and I will be happy to call you back so we can talk about how working with together might be helpful for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications

  • Fd.A. in Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited) (Distinction)- Newman University 2013
  • Advanced Certificate in Counselling - Bournville College 2010
  • Certificate in Counselling skills - NEW college 2007
  • Mindfulness Trainer Certificate - Central England College 2017
  • Advanced Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) Practitioner - IPTUK 2021


I have training and experience in the following areas:

  • Perinatal Mental Health Training (South Warwickshire NHS Trust)
  • FAA Level 3 Emergency First Aid to Work
  • Suicide Awareness (Aquarious)
  • Resilience Training (Aquarious)
  • Prevent e-learning Training Course (homeoffice.gov.uk)
  • Safeguarding & Child Protection for Health Professionals Level 3
  • NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management (Stroke Association)
  • HOPE Programme Facilitator Training (Macmillan)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder for therapists working with clients on the spectrum (Citizen)
  • Motivational Interviewing (Pip Mason Consultancy)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (Central England College)
  • Acquired Brain Injury (Headway)
  • The Grief Cycle
  • Introduction to Cancer (Macmillan)
  • Sex and Sexuality
  • Brief Therapy
  • Delivering Stress & anxiety and well being groups and workshops
  • Working with spirituality
  • Equality and diversity
  • Substance awareness
  • Health & safety and risk assessment
  • Identification & brief advice alcohol training
  • Mindfulness Teacher Training (Central England College)
  • MARAC training

Member organisations

BACP
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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Acquired Brain Injury and stroke
Motivation
Personal Development
Feelings of Failure
Self-sabotage

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Sessions for private clients: £60 per 50 minute session
Corporate clients: £90 per 50 minute session
Wellbeing/psychoeducation groups: price on enquiry


When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Currently I only have availability for appointments on Mondays and Fridays mornings and afternoon.

Further information

I take referrals from individuals, Personal Injury Case Managers, Employee Assistance Programmes, Social Services and charities.

The Natural Health Centre, 86 The Green, Kings Norton, Birmingham, West Midlands, B38 8RS

Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Sharon Savage
Sharon Savage