Sarah NormanIntegrative counsellor
Hello and welcome to my bio. I have a wealth of experience working with a diverse range of clients within a GP surgery and also the independent mental health charity Mind - both in Victoria/Westminster and Suffolk. I work in private practice in London and in Suffolk. I am also able to offer telephone and video counselling for clients who don’t wish to travel for face-to-face counselling. I offer a safe, respectful and empathic therapeutic relationship built on trust, honesty and openness.
I aim to provide clients with support in developing a greater sense of self, helping them to explore how their attitudes, feelings and behaviour are being negatively affected and then find their true positive potential. As part of the process, we explore confusion, conflict, difficult emotions and possible solutions to complex or day-to-day issues.
I am a fully qualified counsellor with a First Class Honours Degree in Counselling and am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I believe in the inherent ability of my clients to make sense of their experience and to move forward - with help, support and a chance to find new ways of looking at things. I love the part I play in this process.
‘There are two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they are, or to accept the responsibility for changing them.’ Dr Denis Waitley
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
Victoria, London: £75.00 per session
Video or telephone counselling: £70 per session
Sessions last 50 minutes. We would agree a weekly day and time which would usually become your regular slot. I will always do my best to be flexible in order to meet the needs of my clients. Sessions can be short term (up to 6 weeks) or ongoing - the choice is completely yours.
Training and qualifications
BA (Hons) Counselling, First Class Honours, MBACP
Further training in:
Telephone Counselling (Sarah Hart)
Knowledge and Understanding Framework course on Personality Disorders (The Institute of Mental Health)
Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery (PODS - Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)
Body Image and Self Esteem (Julia Buckroyd Training)
Psychodrama and Art Therapy (Cambridge Group Work)
Arts & Creativity in Counselling & Therapy (Biddy Barclay)
Counselling People with Dementia - Making Sense of Self (Dementia UK Training)