Sarah Blay (MBACP)
22 Owain Glyndwr
07788 130 331
Hello and welcome,
I'm Sarah, an experienced counsellor effectively using a combination of approach's to help clients explore their problems and issues. I work with a variety of people over the age of 18, ranging from different backgrounds and problems. I have lots of experience in most areas of counselling, such as relationship and communication difficulties, depression, anxiety, low self esteem and rape and childhood sexual abuse. So whatever your problems and concerns are, I'm here to offer support and provide a listening ear in a totally confidential and non judgmental way.
Whether your needs are straight forward practical help or a deeper exploration of yourself and your problems, your therapy will be tailored to meet those needs and delivered with genuine care and concern. I truly understand how difficult it can be to make that first point of contact, only then to share and explore difficult or painful issues with a stranger, although I also know how deeply rewarding it can be when supporting those who have worked through some of lifes most difficult issues, to come through the other side stronger and happier individuals, better equipped to deal with what has happened and what lies before them.
I offer my counselling service in a private location and in a warm, relaxed and comfortable environment. My aim is to help clients feel at ease so they may talk openly and honestly and share their experiences without the fear of judgement. I am very passionate, committed and dedicated to my work and business and clients are extremely important to me and will always be treated with respect. This is a completely confidential service.
I am a trained Rape and Sexual Abuse counsellor although I explore many other common issues such as relationship difficulties, grief and bereavement, domestic violence, identity issues and alcohol and drug problems, along with the many factors that accompany these issues, such as low self esteem, confidence, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression and anger.
My approach to counselling is underpinned by the Person Centred approach, which is a very effective form of counselling. When needed I use other techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Mindfulness Transactional Analysis or Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) to help maximise the effects of counselling. It makes sense that in order to solve a problem, whether it be physical, mental or emotional, success is more likely achieved when problems are tackled from their source rather than on symptomatic levels. That is when real changes can be seen.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling
Level 5 Diploma in CBT
Beginning with Psychology Open University
Social Sciences - Open University
Currently studying fourth year BSc Honours Degree in Psychology
And most importantly - Plenty of life experience!
Workshops and Training
Trauma & the Impact On The Body
Child Protection Awareness
Domestic Violence Training Awareness
Working Therapeutically With Survivor's of Sexual Abuse
Transactional Analysis workshop
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Workshop
Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment
Suicide and Self Harm
Hypnotherapy for Counsellors
Mindfullness 8 Week Training
Inner Child Workshop
Rape & Sexual Abuse Volunteer Training Program
Transactional Analysis 101
Managing Changes Training Program
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
The British Psychological Society (BPS)
Institute for Complimentary and Natural Medicine (ICNM)
ICO registered (Data protection)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
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First initial meeting - £20 (No obligation to return and absolutely no pressure).
Further Sessions £39 - 1 hour
Couples £50 - 1 hour
My hours of work are Monday - Friday 8am - 6.30pm and the appointments are as follows:
First sessions are paid over phone by debit or credit card or online via PayPal. Further sessions can be paid for as above or by cash.
You are entitled to a full refund or change of appointment if a full 24 hours notice is given.
Please note - All genuine emails will be answered. If you have not received a reply within 24 hours please check your spam folder. Occasionally reply emails bounce back and do not get delivered so remember to include your telephone number and any restrictions in calling you back.
The counselling room is located on the ground floor and may be suitable for some wheelchair users. Please check before visiting.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There are 7 appointments available between 8.am and 6.30pm Monday - Friday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|