Sally Storr, MA (Counselling), BSc (Hons) Psychology, MBACP, MBPS
Do any of the following sound like you?
- If something bad could happen (even if I can just imagine it) it is my responsibility to worry about it
- I don’t like to accept uncertainty – I need to know for sure
- I treat negative thoughts as though they are truths
- Failure is unacceptable and if something bad happens it is a reflection of who I am as a person
- I treat everything as an emergency!
What does the word “worry” mean to you? What comes into your mind along with that word? It could be some other words, or a picture, or perhaps a feeling? There are many different physical and mental symptoms which go along with anxiety, and perhaps that is what makes you realize you are worried. For example, do you feel irritable at other people, or do you wake up in the middle of the night with problems which seem insurmountable? It could mean you have difficulty concentrating, or you may get muscle tension around the neck or butterflies in the tummy.
If those symptoms, and many others, sound familiar to you, you are probably a worrier.
Well, the good news is you are not alone. And the other good news is that I can help you do something about it.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Counselling (Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland)
BSc Psychology (Open University)
7 years experience in Human Resources, World Health Organization, Geneva.
Educational Adviser (Psychology and Counselling) since January 2013 and Tutor at Open University (Counselling Foundation Degree) since 2010
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specialize also in
- relationships with people on the autism spectrum including Aspergers
- problems associated with high achievement: perfectionism, acute anxiety, stress, procrastination, career development.
- problems associated with migration: moving countries, working in international and multi-cultural environments, dealing with being an outsider, integration.
£50 per session.
I do have a number of places for people on low incomes, so please ask.
I work from an integrative approach. That means I adapt my counselling according to the needs of the client. I am trained as a person-centred counsellor, but also draw from my knowledge of many different approaches, such as mindfulness and relaxation, cognitive-behavioural, Narrative Therapy, Gestalt and others. I believe that everyone is an individual, but that we often have problems in common. I listen closely to an individual problem and work collaboratively with each client, usually for a short number of sessions (3-6).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible daytime and evening slots available face to face or via Skype
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Have successfully completed a Certificate in Relational Supervision with Laurence Hegan in Cambridge, with Cambridge Counselling Services( June 2014).View supervision profile