Hi, I'm Sarah, a qualified Counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). Positive Futures Counselling is my private counselling and psychotherapy practice. I have been counselling since 2010 in a variety of settings before I started my own private counselling service.
Why did I become a counsellor?
I feel as though I didn't choose to become a counsellor...counselling chose me.
I have always been drawn to helping and supporting others, and I feel a sense of pride when I've helped someone untangle issues they're facing, or re-write their life script.
I have a natural curiosity about people's lives; the choices they make, and their story about how they developed as a person.
Becoming a counsellor was a natural choice for me. I love my job!
What training and qualifications do I have?
I trained at The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute as a Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, where I achieved a BSc Counselling and Psychotherapy honours degree
I have attended numerous workshops and training opportunities focusing on safeguarding, assessments and confidentiality, trauma, substance misuse, mental health and self harm
I have an enhanced DBS certificate for children and adults
I am a Registered Member of BACP, which has been accredited by The professional Standards Authority. This means that I have been assessed and approved as a qualified, experienced counsellor, and have met their required professional standards.
What experience do I have?
I have provided counselling and psychotherapy since 2010 in numerous settings including schools, charities and the government sector before establishing my private practice, 'Positive Futures Counselling' in 2015.
I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), which is a governing body for counselling. As a member of BACP, I am bound by their ethical framework for good practice. I also adhere to their recommendations for regular supervision.
For more information about BACP please look at their website www.bacp.co.uk