About Me

My name is Sarah Wardell and I am trained in Adlerian Counselling and Psychotherapy, having undertaken the 3 year training to complete my Diploma in 2010.  The course is accredited by ASIIP (Adlerian Society UK and Institute for Individual Psychology), an organisational member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Following this qualification as a counsellor I have undertaken further training and since 2018 I have worked in private practice, achieving my BACP Accreditation in 2023. Prior to 2018, I worked within a drug/alcohol rehab service, and within bereavement and palliative care settings. 

Before my counselling training, I obtained a Degree in Human Biology (BSc Hons) in 1992 and a Diploma in Social Work in 1994, and have extensive experience built up from working in the social care field for well over 35 years. I have also completed my diploma training with Living Well Dying Well as an End of Life Doula, practicing since 2020 and now also working as an assessor with Living Well Dying Well.

I undertake regular CPD (continuing professional development) training in line with my registration requirements and courses I have undertaken for this include:

  • Supervision
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma informed Practice
  • Working with Suicide
  • Complex Issues: Delivering Best Practice in Palliative and End of Life Care
  • Safeguarding
  • Mental Capacity
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Neurodiversity

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework, and a member of End of Life Doula UK and work within their code of conduct.  I have an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check, insurance and regular supervision with a registered supervisor.