Sarah Bryan – ACCREDITED PSYCHOTHERAPIST, COUNSELLOR, ADHD COACH, SUBSTANCE MISUSE & YOUTH SPECIALIST

DIAGNOSED COMBINED ADHD

Sarah B is an experienced BACP accredited counsellor of 15 + years working with both adults and young people, aged 11 and up.

Sarah had no idea she was ADHD until a colleague mentioned that she displayed several traits. Sarah completely dismissed the idea and remained in denial, continuing to struggle for another two
years. Eventually Sarah sought a private diagnosis and was genuinely shocked to be diagnosed with severe Combined ADHD.

Throughout her career Sarah has always been passionate about expanding her knowledge and has attended numerous workshops and training courses on a wide range of issues. Since her diagnosis Sarah has immersed herself in the world of ADHD. She has completed relevant training and familiarised herself with coping techniques and mechanisms to manage the condition for herself, and to also share those techniques with her clients when required. Sarah has also explored what ADHD means for her and how being undiagnosed has impacted her. Through understanding her own ADHD, the challenges she’s faced and the impact this has had on every area of her life, she is particularly passionate about working with clients who lack confidence and self-esteem.

She understands peoples’ reticence to accept they could possibly have ADHD as an adult – nobody was more reticent than she was herself! It seemed inconceivable she could have gone all that time with an undiagnosed condition. So, she truly understands when clients feel the same.

Her deep empathy, understanding and openness along with her lateral thinking, allow Sarah to create unique relationships with each of her clients.

Sarah works with people’s personal strengths and resources – focusing on solutions rather than problems – without disregarding the individuals’ life experience.

By exploring difficult thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental way, Sarah helps clients to understand their ADHD, which allows acceptance and growth

Her goal is to help individuals understand their ADHD, the impact it has had on their life and emotional wellbeing, then work through any difficulties enabling them to move forward. She aims to help clients relieve any stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, past hurts and anything else holding them back.

Sarah is passionate about empowering everyone she comes into contact with.

 

Counselling

  • Mental Health First Aid 2019
  • Counselling Children & Young People 2017
  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy – Accreditation 2015
  • Advanced Diploma Counselling 2007
  • ABC Level 2 Cert in Counselling Skills 2005
  • ABC Level 2 Cert in Counselling Concepts 2003

ADHD/ASD

  • Understanding Autism, Asperger’s and ADHD University of Derby
  • Understanding ADHD – Kings College
  • Autistic Spectrum Issues
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder -Theories disorders and approaches.
  • The Dissociated Self and Autism
  • What is Autism/Asperger’s and ADHD and How Might it Present in the Counselling Space
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD): presentations in the therapy room and the adaptations practitioners can make
  • What to do when Autism/Asperger’s is Suspected in the Client. To share or not to share?
  • What Works when Counselling Those Affected by Autism, Asperger’s and ADHD?

COACHING

  • Life Coaching Certificate & Diploma
  • Coaching for Mental Health
  • Couples Coaching – The Sooner the Better
  • Coaching Through a Queer Lens
  • The Benefits of Therapeutic Coaching
  • Fusion: A model for Therapeutic Coaching
  • Beyond Now – Cutting Edge Coaching
  • Connection Through Coaching
  • Improving Coaching Outcomes with Successful Contracting
  • Coaching and Trauma: Moving Beyond the Survival Self
  • Coaching Young People: Why, When and How?
  • Coaching – What’s Competence Got to Do with It?
  • Executive Coach or Executive Counsellor
  • Ethical Considerations Coaching

ADDICTION

  • Drugs Prevention & Awareness Project, National Open College Network – Level 2
  • Working with Addiction Certificate
  • Neuroscience of Addiction Certificate
  • The Rising Prevalence of Sex and Pornographic Addiction
  • Person-centred and Cognitive Explanations of Addiction
  • Practical Counselling Strategies and Interventions in Addiction Work
  • Working Creatively with Post Trauma States Dissociation and the Addictions
  • Co-dependency
  • Sugar – The New Baddie on the Block.

YOUNG PEOPLE

  • Counselling Young People Certificate
  • Safeguarding Training
  • Key Differences Between Counselling Adults and Children/Young People
  • Solution Focus Brief Therapy & Identifying Young People with Potential Mental Health Issues – Youth & Community Service.
  • Safeguarding Young People and Vulnerable Young Adults
  • Severe Psychological Distress in Young Adults
  • Children and Young People’s Digital Lives
  • Communication Skills in Young People
  • The Emotional Legacy of Childhood Abuse and the Enduring Impacts for Survivors of Abuse
  • Broken Lives, Broken Homes, Broken Hearts
  • Avoiding School and Social Isolation
  • Working with Shame and Secrecy Associated with Self-Harm
  • The Internet, Social Media and Friends who Self-Harm
  • The Disclosure of Self-Harm
  • Working with People Who Self-Harm
  • Self-Harm, The Solution not the Problem
  • Self-Harm & Resilience
  • Self-harm and Risky Behaviour
  • An Intervention Led Framework for Self-Harm
  • The Emotional Legacy of Childhood Abuse and the Enduring Impacts for Survivors of Abuse
  • Anxiety, Trauma and Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents: Essential Regulation and Restorative Practices

BEREAVMENT

  • Concepts of Bereavement
  • Working with Bereaved Clients
  • Talking with Bereaved People
  • Applying Theories of Grief to Practice

LGBTQ

  • Working with Young People in the LGBTQ Community
  • Sexual and Gender Identity
  • Supporting Gay or Gender Questioning Young People
  • Support in Coming Out or Not Coming Out
  • Transgender Identities

CULTURAL DIVERSITY

  • Understanding and Valuing Difference
  • Cultural Competence in Counselling
  • Culture, Beliefs and Mental Health
  • Working with Muslim Children and Young People
  • Spirituality, Religion and Mental Health

ADDITIONAL

  • Mental Health and Well-Being
  • Masterclass on Sleep Problems and Addressing Them with Clients
  • Eating Disorders
  • Boundaries Personal and Professional
  • Exploring the Counter Transferential Impact of Primary Attachment and Developmental Experiences on Psychotherapeutic Work with Clients
  • Freedom Programme Training on Domestic Violence and Abuse
  • Recognizing and Responding to Domestic Abuse in Cases Referred for Counselling and Psychotherapy