Sarah Douglass, Integrative Counsellor MBACP, Petersfield
(+44) 777 3607793
I offer a free first session and many approaches for anxiety, anger, depression, bereavement, relationship issues, low self-esteem, low confidence, traumatic events and loss . As well as talking about issues I work with the unconscious including inner child work, art, a sand tray or the bodymind connection, so you are free to say as much (or as little) as you wish, it’s your choice.
"It was the first time I felt really understood, and you helped me get to the actual root of my problems." T (age 40)
How we would work together:-
Do you have repetitive thoughts and get stuck in your head sometimes?
"I left our first session feeling so comforted and safe; I just knew that everything would be OK." J (age 54)
As an Integrative Counsellor I have trained in creative approaches, as well as traditional talking therapies, to enable you to discover things outside your awareness that will help you to move forward. All our work is towards freeing you from unhelpful thoughts and habits that are holding you back from being happier.
"More positive. Less anxious. Less depressed - barely anymore." D (age 17)
We could have a couple of sessions to address a specific issue (see my section on the Rewind Technique below) or we could work for a bit longer to explore any issues that are troubling you, it is totally your choice.
What is Counselling?
Counselling inspires change in and around us.
Feeling heard, and supported, by someone who has your best interests at heart, increases self confidence and makes it easier to make decisions. As you become your real self you will act differently and people around you will respond differently.
"A lot of my friends and family have noticed how much more confident I am now – THANK YOU!" N (age 18)
A bit about my background:-
I started working life with British Gas, left to have kids, then had many part time jobs (including admin in a housing association, telesales and long hours as a carer) before retraining as a counsellor.
I was then employed by MIND as a counsellor, hearing about living with mental health difficulties and working with people to find ways to make their lives easier.
I created and ran courses to manage anxiety, depression and anger as well as leading a weekly mindfulness group.
I have been an outreach counsellor for CAMHS (NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) and have worked with local secondary schools with groups of young people to give them tools to cope with bereavement, anger, anxiety, depression and low self confidence.
“It has helped with me not getting angry.” F (age 11)
I have run training courses on managing stress for local colleges, Police, Ambulance and Fire services.
Currently I have a private counselling practice and volunteer as a counsellor at Off The Record, Havant.
Please feel free to ask me any questions and I will be happy to help in any way.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Counselling Level 1, 2 and 3 (2012)
- Integrative Counselling (University of Greenwich) (2014)
- The treatment of addiction (2014)
- Domestic Abuse (2014)
- Sexual Issues and Sexual Abuse (2014)
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) (2015)
- “It’s not me… it’s my OCD” (2015)
- Trauma Recovery and Post Traumatic Growth (2015)
- Rewind Technique for phobias and trauma (2016)
- “Creative Play” (2017)
- Ongoing evening and one day courses for working with young people (2013 – present)
- Voluntary work counselling young people aged 11-25 at Off The Record, Havant (2013 – present)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am trained in the Rewind Technique which can help with phobias, PTSD, trauma, some OCD and other recurring issues that distress us. I can offer this as part of our ongoing work or as an individual 2 session course to address specific issues.
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Clients: adults and young people aged 10 and up
Fees:£35 for 60 minutes (some concessions available)
First session is free.
It is important that you feel comfortable with your counsellor and I believe that the first session is a chance to see if we would work well together and for you to decide if counselling with me will be helpful for you.
Quotes from clients...
"It has helped with me not getting angry." F (age 11)
"I've seen a number of counsellors over the years and they only really scratched the surface. Going to Sarah Douglass was the best decision I have made. Thank you for listening to me. It was the first time I felt really understood, and you helped me get to the actual root of my problems. With the tools and techniques you have shown me I feel a transformed person compared to the first day I saw you. I wish I had met you years ago." T (age 40)
"A HUGE thank you for everything you have taught me. It has really made a great difference to me. A lot of my friends and family have noticed how much more confident I am now - THANK YOU! I will miss our chats lots :-(" N (age 18)
"I’d had therapy on and off over the years but it had never quite got to the heart of things. Then a significant life crisis brought me to my knees – and to Sarah. I left our first session feeling so comforted and safe; I just knew that everything would be OK and I cried like I’d never cried before, healing tears that released deeply buried pockets of pain and grief I’d carried around for over 50 years. There has been much merriment in our therapy sessions too, as Sarah encourages me to experiment with different ways of responding to dissociation and other uncomfortable feelings. Our sessions are always dynamic and uplifting – and leave me feeling far better than when I went in. If you’re reading this testimonial, you have my congratulations! You’ve found a wonderful therapist – the best in my view." J (age 56)
"More positive, less anxious, less depressed - barely anymore." D (age 17)
"Dear Sarah all I can say is thank you. You were there for me in my dark days when no one else was. You're the one who pushed that sad little insecure girl and brought out the girl who has sunshine and rainbows coming out of her ass. Thank you for everything, means so much." C (age 15)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have free spaces on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Types of client