Sara Faulkner Counselling

Email: info@slfcounselling.co.uk Tel: 07976 986 369

Sara Faulkner
The reason why I became a counsellor started with my desire to find out more about human nature and the way in which the mind works, especially mine. I feel that the connection between the mind and body are inextricably linked. Therefore one affects the other! For example the very thought of unexpressed anger possibly creating a physical condition that affects our health seems almost hard to comprehend  My own childhood experience of growing up in a secure environment was traumatically changed at the age of 9 years old, with some of those memories remaining with me today. My past is linked to my present life and impossible to separate the two. To be able to let go of some of those negative repeating patterns of behaviour that have been inhibiting me from leading a happier, more confident and contented life has been remarkable. Read More...

Couples Counselling
With the demands of our day to day routine, especially if we have children and hectic careers the art of communication between a two people can suffer.  Negative feelings remain hidden but act as wedge in the relationship. Inevitably we divide into two separate worlds, affecting a secure family unit. Trust, anger and fear creates major conflict. The chance to be able to discuss these problems with one another, understanding how we really feel can create a new beginning with a positive change in the way in which we live our lives.

Aim
The most important aspect of my job is to provide you with an honest relationship. At our first meeting I will assess your situation to see if I can be of help to you. If we are both in agreement then we will meet on a weekly basis and continue to work together for as long as it is of benefit to you. During our time together I will listen to what you have to say and reflect back other ways of looking at your situation. This process takes time and commitment in order to understand yourself a little better. It can be difficult at times, but then the secret of happiness is not in doing what we like to do but in liking what we have to do.    
 
Confidentiality
It is ethical practice that records of counselling are kept and in accordance to the British Association for the Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) guidelines these are identity protected and kept securely locked
 
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I offer short or long term support for adults or couples struggling with, depression, stress, anxiety, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem and bereavement.

The chance to be able to understand our thoughts and feelings and how to make sense of them, enabling us to enjoy healthier relationships with our family friends and colleagues, within a safe and secure environment 

Being honest about ourselves is hard to do and quite often we blame others for the way we feel. Expressing good and happy feelings is easy, especially if it pleases others. In our society we are discouraged in showing negative or sad feelings as it is seen as weak and intolerable, so harder to express, as these feelings only get negative reponses. Hiding how we really feel or not understanding why we feel a certain way can have adverse affects on our mind and body.


The journey of self-awareness can be a path to living a happier life. With a deeper understanding of the way we think, act and speak towards others can be liberating, enabling us to live a life that has true meaning and contentment.