Sarah Rees

Sarah Rees


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07779266151

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Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS48
07779266151
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I am available during the daytime Monday to Friday, with a limited number of early evening appointments

About me and my therapy practice

I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor and have been working with individuals and couples for over 17 years, supporting many people to grow and improve their lives.  Above all I provide a safe space where you can explore what's worrying you. 

During Covid-19 I am offering all Counselling sessions remotely for the foreseeable future, until it is safe to return to ongoing face-to-face working. 

If you choose to start Counselling with me we will work with whatever is on your mind and be guided by you - your feelings and your story. We will agree a number of sessions at the start and check in with each other regularly to make sure your needs are being met. You will never have to talk about things you don't feel ready to talk about. I like to work creatively if it suits you, although some clients prefer not to - it's about what works best for you. I can offer to be alongside you in that time as a supportive, empathetic, gently challenging and compassionate companion.I have several years of experience of working with clients and supervisees by telephone and Zoom and other online platforms.

Practice description

Outside Covid-19 times, I see clients in my practice room at home. There is plenty of parking and it's about a 10 minute walk from the bus stop at the main road or a 30 minute walk from Nailsea and Backwell train station. I don't have a waiting room here, so it's better to arrive as close to our agreed starting time as possible. I started my training as an Integrative Counsellor at the City of Bristol College and went on to complete an MSc in Counselling at the University of Bristol. I am also a qualified Supervisor of Counsellors with a CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Supervision. I trained as a couples therapist at Exeter University and through Interaction Training, and have also worked with couples in groups for a number of years. I have worked with a wide range of clients over the past 17 years and spent some years volunteering as a Counsellor at a local agency for those who can't afford a private Counsellor. I have seen clients for some very short term work as well as for a number of years. I believe that you as client know best what you need from this process and we will be guided by you in choosing the time to end our work together.

Other experience. As well as working in private practice as a Counsellor and Supervisor of other Counsellors, I spent a number of years training Counsellors at the City of Bristol College and University of Bristol. More recently I worked as a Counsellor and Lead Psychological Therapist at Penny Brohn UK, a national cancer charity based locally that supports those with a cancer diagnosis and their close supporters. Until the end of August 2020, I ran a local affordable Counselling charity for 4 years. I have a number of years of experience before training as a Counsellor,  in both education and the world of finance and business.

My first session

During the first session, we will spend some time completing some forms together to help me understand a bit more about you and your needs. Some of this can be done by email beforehand if you prefer, while sessions are being held remotely. We will talk about how Counselling might be helpful for you and some of the things we need to agree together to support the sessions in working well for you.  

I'll ask you to tell me about what you're hoping for from Counselling and some of the story of what has brought you into Counselling. I hope this will help me to start to understand your needs better and for you to get a sense of if we are a good fit.

You can then decide if you would like to continue sessions.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, Relational, Systemic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Supervisor - Bristol

Bristol BS48
07779266151
Sessions from £55.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I offer sessions on weekdays during the daytime. There are a limited number of early evening sessions available.

About me and my therapy practice

I am an experienced Integrative Relational Counsellor and Supervisor and have been working with individuals for over 17 years and couples for over 8 years. Supervision during Covid-19. I am offering all Supervision sessions remotely for the foreseeable future, until it is safe to return to ongoing face-to-face working. 

How I work.If you choose to start Supervision with me we will work with whatever is on your mind and be guided by you - your clients, level of experience, your feelings and your story. I believe that as in the therapeutic relationship with clients, we take much of ourselves into the work. In Supervision I value getting to know about my Supervisees - who they are and what matters to them, creating a space where all things that may be relevant to client work can be discussed openly and safely. I enjoy working creatively when it feels appropriate if it suits you too. I particularly enjoy supporting trainees, newly qualified Counsellors and supporting people in developing their practices.

I have several years of experience of working with clients and Supervisees by telephone and Zoom and other online platforms.

Practice description

When not working remotely, I see Supervisees in my practice room at home. There is plenty of parking and it's about a 10 minute walk from the bus stop at the main road or a 30 minute walk from Nailsea and Backwell train station. I don't have a waiting room here, so it's better to arrive as close to our agreed starting time as possible.

I started my training as an Integrative Counsellor at the City of Bristol College and went on to complete an MSc in Counselling at the University of Bristol. I am also a qualified Supervisor of Counsellors with a CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Supervision. I trained as a couples therapist at Exeter University and through Interaction Training, and have also worked with couples in groups for a number of years. I have worked with a wide range of clients and Supervisees over the past 17 years and spent some years volunteering as a Counsellor at a local charity. I have seen clients for some very short term work as well as for a number of years. As well as working in private practice as a Counsellor and Supervisor of other Counsellors, I spent a number of years training Counsellors at the City of Bristol College and University of Bristol. More recently I worked as a Counsellor and Lead Psychological Therapist at Penny Brohn UK, a national cancer charity based locally that supports those with a cancer diagnosis and their close supporters. I also ran Wellspring Counselling, a local affordable counselling charity for 4 years until the end of August 2020 which supported many trainees. I have a number of years of experience before training as a Counsellor in both education and the world of finance and business.

My first session

We will spend some time in our first session completing some forms together, discussing how we will work together and any boundaries that need clarifying around this. 

I will also hope to find out about you and your practice, what your hopes and needs are and to spend some time working on establishing if we are a good fit.

If you're a trainee, we may have some forms to complete for your training organisation and will need to clarify their requirements and those of your placement.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited