Sarah Jane Donlon - Reg MBACP Dip.Couns

Sarah Jane Donlon -  Reg MBACP  Dip.Couns

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21 Victoria Place


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21 Victoria Place


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Are you struggling with things that life are throwing at you? Do you have an difficult past that you can't seem to leave behind? Are you confused about your sexuality or gender?   Has one of your family members come out as gay or transgender? Do u have a health condition?

I'm Sarah and I am a qualified Person Centered Counsellor and I am also currently training in cognitive behavioral therapy. I believe that my clients have the desire and the capacity to grow towards fulfilling their true potential, and they are the experts on their own lives. I will work with you to help you to understand yourself more fully and to find your own inner resources. With greater self-awareness and trust in yourself, I hope that you will be able to make constructive changes, leading to a more satisfying and meaningful life.

I am non-judgmental, genuine, open and I have great dedication and passion for the work that i do. I also suffer from M.E/Chronic fatigue syndrome so I understand the impact that illness can have on your life. I work very well with clients who have had a difficult past and are ready to move on from it. I find it so rewarding that I can help others as I was helped by my Counsellor some 15 years ago. I have seen firsthand how difficult life can be, but I have also seen how counselling can help, and with the willingness to believe in myself led me to make constructive changes in my life, which in turn has made me into the positive happy person that I am. If I can get here, then so can you!!

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked at the LGBT, counselling lesbians, gays and trans including issues with sexuality and gender dysphoria. I also have worked counselling victims of the floods. I also have my own external non-LGBT clients that have brought issues such as loss, abuse, bereavement, issues in childhood, bullying, low self esteem, anxiety, relationship issues and depression. I also have experience in working with young people and as a parent with an autistic child, I am emphatic in understanding how difficult that can be. I also suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E so can emphasise with clients with who have lifelong health conditions.


  • Diploma in Person-Centred counselling - University of Cumbria - 2009
  • Working towards Level 3 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.


  • Awareness of child abuse and neglect core V4
  • Working with young people in the LGBT community
  • Working with Trans-identified and Trans-historied clients in your own practice
  • Treating Generalised Anxiety disorder and Panic Attacks

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Other areas of counselling I deal with


Gender dysphoria


My fees are £40 per hour for face to face appointments and £35 for telephone appointments. Video messaging, instant messaging or emails are also £35.

I will offer the first session for £20 so you can see if we can have a good counselling relationship and if counseling is right for you.

Fees are payable by cash or cheque on the day of our session or by bank transfer or paypal prior to the session.

I require a minimum of 24 hours notice for cancellation of appointments or missed appointments will be charged at 50% of the fee.

Maps & Directions

Carlisle, CA1 1EJ

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Weekdays, during the day and evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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