About Us

DIRECTORY

The Suffolk Association for Counselling (SAC) has been producing its Directory since 1990. Our Directory is the most comprehensive available for anyone seeking a Counsellor or Counselling Supervisor in Suffolk. The information is updated annually and is presented in a format that provides an informative snapshot for all services offered.

Only Counsellors who belong to a professional counselling organisation and who hold public liability insurance are listed in the SAC Directory. This means you can be assured that all Counsellors listed adhere to a professional code of ethics and are committed to providing good practice.

GUIDANCE TO CLIENTS

We hope that the Directory will enable you to make an informed choice about the Counsellors, Counselling Supervisors or Agencies you approach. To this end, hints about finding a counsellor are included on our Guidance for Clients page:
A description of different counselling approaches, as well as a glossary of counselling terms and phrases and the meaning of abbreviations used in entries, can be found by following these links.

TRAINING PROVIDERS

There is a section on Counselling Training Providers within the Directory and you will also find a list of contact numbers for most core counselling courses in and around Suffolk.

TRAINING AND EVENTS

We financially support relevant training, lectures and workshops for members and occasionally organise counselling training and events.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

We produce an  Annual Report and organise an AGM in May/June each year where the serving Committee is accountable to members and where members are able to elect the committee for the following year.

DIRECTORY CRITERION

We are not a regulatory body and do not issue a Code of Practice. Counsellors who offer their services in the SAC Directory are required to provide evidence of full membership (e.g. not trainees or students)  of a professional organisation with a Code of Practice and a Complaints Procedure. We can give further details of a counsellor’s professional organisation on request.

PREVENTION OF ABUSE

The Association has an Equal Opportunities Policy which is regularly reviewed.

COMPLAINTS

Complaints about any SAC services should be directed in the first instance to the Chairman or Secretary of SAC.