Counsellor, Supervisor, Trainer, Course Facilitator, Trauma Specialist.
I have been working in the profession for over 20 years and am a fully qualified registered counsellor and clinical supervisor.
I am a Registered Accredited Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapy and work within their Code of Ethics bacp.co.uk . I always work within the BACP Ethical Framework when working with clients and colleagues. I am a member of the ACC www.acc-uk.org/ . I am a member of the Traumatic Incident Reduction. I am a member of the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy.
I have extensive experience working within the Caring Environment this includes: Samaritans samaritans.org, Saneline www.sane.org.uk- a Mental Health Helpline, Counselling and Supporting at HIV Centres. Shooting Star Chase -A Children's Hospice shootingstarchase.org.uk. I am a school counsellor, supporting children and their families with their needs . I have Chaired a London Based Sure Start running many multi-culture events for children and their families. I am the Founder and set up Women's Support Groups in South West London.
I hold a Fundraising directorship for overseas Charities.
I facilitate bereavement courses where I am also a Companion for Seasons For Growth seasonsforgrowth.co.uk running both courses for children and adults - Loss And Bereavement Educational Charity .
In addition, I offer support for NAPAC www.napac.org.uk ( The National Association for People Abused in Childhood ). I am a Supervisor for NAPAC support groups.
I am a Supervisor at West London Centre for Counselling. I also Supervise other London base organisations and individuals.
I offer Clinical Supervision at RASASC ( Rape And Sexual Abuse Support Centre). I offer Clinical Supervision to Youth Workers specialising in Child Exploitation and Domestic Violence.
I have offered my counselling service to West London Centre for Counselling, The Women's Trust, Red Admiral Trust , BodyPositive a HIV Centre where the 12 Step Programme was used , The Marylebone Healing Centre for Counselling, West London Family Centre and in partnership with my Private Practice.
I am a Director of Into The Light Community Interest Company. I facilitate Workshops and run seminars for people who have been sexually abused, supporters / partners and professionals who work in this area.
I am trained in the Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory with Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute furthering professional knowledge and offering advanced skills to clients with trauma-based experiences. From undertaking a Masters study in Counselling and Psychotherapy my research was giving a focused approach to working with somatic awareness , this offers encouragement to the clients hope to move forward when they can feel so stuck. In addition, I am trained as a EMDR and TIR Therapist.
I run 10 Week psycho-educational programmes for adult survivors of child sexual abuse intothelight.org.uk.
I am a member of TAG tag-uk.net.
My working practice offers support to clients in their home environments where appropriate or necessary - Home Visits can be offered to people who are housebound including Care /Residential Homes or for other practical and emotional reasons.
I have had extensive work with Clients who suffer with eating disorders, bereavement, drug and alcohol issues and women's issues and all levels of abuse. I am open to the individual's needs and hold the utmost respect for each individual's stories.
I hold a personal DSB/CRB Criminal Records Bureau www.homeoffice.gov.uk. This covers me to work safely with children, young people, and vulnerable adults.
I have worked and helped set up many Community Projects in Multi - Cultured environments and have encountered vast enrichments from this, gaining first-hand experience in how everyone and everything has differences!
"My Working Aim is to Offer support in what can appear to be a confusing modern world.
I am too aware that whilst we are fortunate to have choices some are not aware that You have the Right to Change if needed.
Or the support to explore what choices may have the beneficial consequences of change for you.
With the pressures of the modern world it is essential that you are offered a psychological support system with a door open for your range of levels in distress or confusion.
Aiming for Clarity , Hope and a more Content future.
My passion from my personal life and professional life I feel leads me in a high position to offering you an extremely high level of awareness in supporting your individual needs- Reaching your personal goals that you deserve."
A Clearer Path Ahead : Sadie
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself................."Leo Tolstoy
"I am aware of every individual owning the right in having special vulnerabilities and know too well from my work that it is essential in offering a healthy and supportive relationship where your vulnerabilities can grow into beautiful unique qualities, crushing fears, gaining confidence and a longer lasting inner Hope and brighter clearer future." Sadie.
Training, Qualifications & Experience:
Traumatic Incident Reduction
Level 1,2 & 3 EMDR Trained
Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defences, and Traumatic Memory with Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute
Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Diploma in Supervision
Companion Support worker in Loss and Bereavement (2012)
Higher National Diploma Counselling (1997)
Diploma in Person Centred Existential Counselling (1996)
Certificate in Art Therapy (1996)
Certificate in Theory and Practice of Counselling PCE (1995)
Certificate in Psycho-Dynamic Counselling (1994)
Certificate in Counselling Skills in the Development of Community Work (1994)
Sane Line Mental Health supporter
NAPAC Clinical Supervisor and call supporter
RASASC Clinical Supervisor
Youth Worker Clinical Supervisor
Charity Fundraiser manager
Director of London based organisation for survivors of child sexual abuse
I also have experience and additional training in running Psycho-Educational groups and presenting at seminars for continued professional / personal development. Into The Light, a London-based non-profit making project that supports survivors of sexual abuse and those that support them through groups, workshops and seminars.