Sara Thorne MBACP
74 Oak Road
2 Mary Carpenters House
Choosing the right counsellor is an important decision. It's essential to find someone with whom you feel you can connect; who makes you feel safe, comfortable, and has the skills, understanding and experience to help you get the best from your sessions.
I believe that we all have the life answers we need inside ourselves, but that for many of us it’s hard to discover our own inner guidance when we’re struggling with life changing events, relationship problems, depression and anxiety, or painful memories that remain unresolved.
I also feel that making the decision to seek help can be an important turning point, as it’s a way of acknowledging that you matter, and that you are willing to explore the possibility that life can be better than it is now.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm a BACP registered counsellor with an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling. I've previously worked in the NHS, both as a midwife, and in public health as a stop smoking specialist advisor; I've also been a holistic therapist.
I've worked more recently as a counsellor with adults who have experienced sexual abuse.
I’ve lived in America and the UK where I've supported families through the birth process and early child raising. I've also overcome many personal life challenges which I feel help me understand and connect with lots of different people and situations. I'm the mother of a large, grown up family, and currently live in Bristol.
Although I'm trained as an integrative therapist - which means that I will choose different ways of working depending on what's right for you; I like to call myself a relational therapist because I believe that, firstly, it's the warm and trusting relationship we develop that helps bring about positive change.
I work with whatever is meaningful for you, which might include your spiritual or personal beliefs, creative writing, dream work and imagery. I also feel that humour and the ability to sometimes laugh with one another can be helpful!
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As a former midwife. I have an interest in working with women and sometimes partners who have been traumatised by the birth process. Birth trauma is not uncommon, but sadly new parents often find it difficult to talk about as there's a false expectation that having a new baby should bring nothing but joy. Exhaustion, and upsetting memories about the birth can lead to postnatal depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties. I offer you an experienced and gentle approach to help you explore and resolve what is troubling you.
£35 per full 60 minute session
£195 per block of 6 sessions in advance
£10 for an introductory session
An introductory session allows us to meet and have an opportunity to see whether working together feels right.
You can find full details on my website sarathorne.com also listed at the top of the page. I am very happy for you to contact me with any further questions, or for an informal chat about what you feel you need.
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