Sarah is a registered Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). Bound in its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Trained in Integrative Counselling with Humanistic Values and experienced in adult individual therapy as well as facilitating group therapy. Specialising in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy which is mindfulness based form of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy benefiting those who suffer from emotion regulation difficulties. This form of therapy can help those with chronic feelings of anxiety, depression, anger issues and relationship problems. After an initial assessment we will ascertain the best type of therapy for your needs and formulate a personalised plan of how to proceed.
How can counselling help?
People choose to have counselling as they are suffering some form of psychological distress, for a multitude of reasons:-
• Sometimes the reason is very specific e.g. a life changing event such as bereavement, broken relationship or trauma.
• Other times people don’t really know what is wrong but just have a sense they don’t feel “right” and want to get back to their old selves again.
• Sometimes people have struggled all their lives with overwhelming feelings and want to sort it out once and for all.
• Hearing your own voice aloud, sharing your thoughts and feelings with another human being with a genuine desire to understand, is in itself therapeutic.
• Together we can explore what brought you to therapy and as the process unfolds we can discover how your life experiences have brought you to this point.
• Rather like a jigsaw puzzle, it is possible to piece together your life experiences and recognise patterns in behaviour.
• Validation of your feelings can aid the healing process from unresolved internal conflict.
• Gaining insight and self-awareness brings greater understanding and choices.
• We can discover resources within you, you didn’t know you had and identify hidden obstacles you never knew were restricting you.
Therapy is not something the counsellor does to you, but like a lot of things, you will get out of it what you put in. For this reason, it is not a sign of weakness to seek counselling rather than an act of courage. Taking charge of your well-being is something to be proud of. It’s not a quick fix but depending on your objective and given adequate time can be extremely powerful.
Contemplating seeing a counsellor can be daunting. If you are concerned about talking and stirring up unpleasant feelings, the fact you are reading this suggests those feelings are already with you.
Please feel free to contact us confidentially by phone or email, where we can answer the questions you have, and hopefully put your mind at ease. There is no obligation to make an appointment if you need more time to consider it. You may have already decided you are ready to arrange an assessment session, in which case, please contact us to make an appointment.