About Sarah Bignold

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I am a qualified Human Givens Therapist, accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. I work in accordance with their code of ethics and professional conduct policies. I have enhanced DBS disclosure. I undertake regular personal supervision and I am an active member of the south central Human Givens peer support group.

Over the last nine years I have worked with both the charity MIND and as an NHS Mental Health Practitioner in General Practice. My experience covers a wide range of mental health difficulties, from relatively mild problems like workplace stress and low mood, right up to more complex or enduring issues such as psychosis and personality disorders.

Alongside this one-to-one work I have facilitated recovery focused courses drawing upon a range of modalities, including CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and ACT.

At MIND, I co-facilitated a support group for carers in conjunction with the Community Mental Health Team. I am passionate about the need for support for those caring for a loved one with a mental health issue or indeed any physical or medical health issue.

I set up in private practice because it means that I can see clients relatively quickly compared to long waits on the NHS and although I aim to help people in as few sessions as possible it means that I am not limited to a restricted number of sessions when longer term work may be beneficial.

There is no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ approach in mental health, and so I adopt a flexible approach based on each individual client’s needs.

Qualifications

My qualifications include:

BSc (Hons) and MSC in Sociology
PG Diploma in Human Givens Psychotherapy
Certificate in Psychoanalytic Pluralism
Certificate in Counselling Skills (wpf therapy)
I am a member of the European Therapy Studies Institute