Sara Gordon, MBACP, UUFdSc Counselling
Firstly, well done for identifying you have a need for counselling and beginning your search to do something about your situation.
I am a professional, qualified, integrative counsellor providing a counselling service in Ballymena and Glarryford. I am passionate about counselling and the benefits which can be obtained from it.
In 2007 my life was turned upside down when my husband died suddenly. I sought help from a variety of counsellors, some which helped a lot and some that I struggled to connect with. As I grieved and tried to make sense of my new life, and find solutions for myself and my young children, I felt counselling made me feel supported, pro-active and empowered.
As a result of my successful counselling I decided to leave my job and re-train as a counsellor in order to help and empower others, I also gained so much personally from the extensive training I received.
I offer one to one sessions addressing a variety of issues and problems, providing a confidential, comfortable, safe place for you to reflect and concentrate on yourself and your life experiences without judgement or pressure. I use elements from person centred, CBT and psychodynamic counselling approaches to tailor each session to meet your individual need.
I encourage you to move at your own pace and direct the sessions in the direction you feel most comfortable. I feel at the heart of successful therapy is the relationship between the client and counsellor. If you don't feel at ease with your counsellor it is time to find another one!
I can offer counselling appointments in either Ballymena or a rural location and also facilitate evening and weekend appointments. I offer immediate appointments.
I am a member of the BACP and adhere to their guidelines regarding my practice and ethics.
When you call to arrange an appointment you will speak directly to me, we can arrange a time and place which is suitable to you.
On arriving at your first appointment we will take a few moments to discuss a contract between ourselves and I will explain in greater detail a little more about myself and the service I deliver. When you feel comfortable and at ease, we can begin to build a therapeutic relationship with the aim of providing therapeutic change in your life.
I regularly attend ongoing professional development events, training and courses to ensure my skills and knowledge remain up-to-date. I also receive regular supervision.
Training, qualifications & experience
Enhanced Access NI police check
Certificate in Counselling Skills
ASIST suicide training
FdSc in Counselling
I have experience working with teenagers in a Secondary School setting and I have also worked in a Health Centre seeing a diverse range of clients with a wide range of issues and situations.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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£35 per session.
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me via telephone or e-mail, I will be only to happy to explain my service to you in greater detail.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
"I was so nervous about meeting Sara, I should not have been, she put me at ease very quickly and continued to be there for me throughout a very difficult time in my life, we worked on my anxiety and it was brought under control surprisingly quickly. I only wish I had came to see her sooner" ANON
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
9am - 9pm Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm Sat
Types of client