Sarah Barnes MBACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist
I work from a Person-Centred perspective which essentially means that I believe in the individual’s ability to grow and develop in the way that is best for them. I place great importance and emphasis on the relationship between the Client and the Counsellor. I believe that if a Client experiences warmth, empathy and a non-judgmental attitude within an honest, trusting and secure environment, then the facilitation that results from this can be pivotal in effecting personal growth, personal change, personal healing.
Sometimes in life it's difficult to cope perhaps due to a sudden change or crisis, or because of longer term issues and talking with friends or family may not be helping. Everyone is unique and therapy is a personal process. By entering into a therapeutic relationship together, you may better understand your thoughts and feelings, begin to recognise repeated patterns of behaviour in a safe and confidential space.
I have experience in such issues as: depression, bereavement, grief and loss, domestic violence, sexual abuse, anger, stress, low self-esteem, post traumatic stress, disordered eating, anxiety, shame.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm a fully qualified counsellor with a BA(Hons) degree in Humanistic Counselling Practice from the University of Nottingham with further professional development in: Disordered eating: Suicide and Self harm; Gestalt Theory and Practice; Working with Anxiety; Working with Anger.
I've worked in a well-established and respected voluntary counselling organisation based in Leicester for 3 years engaged in therapeutic relationships with a diverse and complex adult client based.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
Initial consultation: £25 (60 minute session)
Individual counselling: £35 (50 minute session)
Couples counselling: £45 (60 minute session)
Block booking of 6 x 50 minute sessions: £195
I offer a couple of concessionary places at £30 per 50 minute session for student therapist who are required to engage in personal counselling as part of their training and are able to attend between 9am to 4pm
All fees settled at the start of each session.
Cancellations: I ask for payment of the full fee for cancellations with less than 72 hours notice.
My private practice is based in Darley Abbey, a mile from Derby and within walking distance of the University of Derby.
I provide appointments Tuesday to Thursday from 8am. The last session of the day starts at 6.30pm.
There is parking available on site and the location is served by major bus routes.
There are no toilet facilities.
My therapy room is based on the ground floor and is easily accessible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I provide appointments Monday to Thursday from 8am. The last session of the day starts at 7.15pm.
Types of client