Sarah Fronte. Grad Dip Couns. MBACP

Sarah Fronte. Grad Dip Couns. MBACP

About me

Deciding to start counselling can be a brave step. It can often mean looking at a past experience or issue that we might have been putting off dealing with until now. This is why I take the approach that I work at your pace. You are the greatest expert on your life. My aim is to provide a safe, understanding space,where I hope my clients feel secure and heard as they face their counselling journey.

I believe in the potential or 'better version' of every individual & my aim is that together we can discover your inner resources that can help you get the most out of counselling & move forward carrying less inner turmoil.



My name is Sarah Fronte. My counselling room is based near the town centre of Nantwich, Cheshire and also covers the areas of Crewe and surrounding areas in South Cheshire, Shropshire & Staffordshire. Clients can feel comfortable and at ease in the peaceful setting of a purpose built room to the rear of my home. There is free parking & easy access, allowing clients to come & go privately due to the quiet off road location.

I am able to support adults, couples,young people and teenagers in a range of issues including:

  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Loss
  • Divorce
  • Relationships
  • Couples & Marriage Counselling
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Loneliness
  • Eating disorders
  • Miscarriage/Abortion
  • Abuse
  • Teenage/ adolescent counselling for issues such as bullying, school work pressures, body image, eating disorders, issues at home, peer pressures etc..

...and more

My aim is to provide you with a warm and caring environment, where you will not feel judged or discounted in any way as you share your problem or dilemma. I endeavour to be empathic and understanding towards all my clients and respect them in their individuality.

I understand that it's important to feel safe and feel you can trust your counsellor as you explore sensitive or painful experiences or issues which can very often feel embarrassing or intensely emotional to re-visit.

My hope for all my clients is that they complete their counselling journey feeling better able to deal with an issue or experience.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & a University Certificate in Counselling, awarded through Manchester Metropolitan University.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy & am bound by their framework for ethics & good practice. In order to become registered, I have passed a Certificate of Proficiency Test which assessed my skill & knowledge as a counsellor to meet BACP standards.

I take my professional development seriously and attend several workshops & training days each year to improve and enhance my practice.

I have a particular interest in Anxiety Management and helping clients learn & develop techniques to manage their anxiety.

During my training I counselled on placement at Reaseheath College near Nantwich where I supported young people work through a range of issues, and also at Brine Leas High School in Nantwich.

As well as my private practice I have also provided counselling at Brine Leas High School & in a voluntary & paid role for The Dove Service in Hanley, which is a bereavement charity offering counselling & support to those affected by bereavement & significant loss including life-changing illness.

I see adults,teenagers and couples at my private practice in Nantwich. My training and experience allows me to support clients wishing to work on any issue & my training was based on the 'Person-Centred' approach.

Whilst my approach is underpinned by my Person-Centred training, I also like to work adaptively with clients, as individuals.
Certain issues such as Anxiety, Depression or Anger can sometimes benefit from 'CBT ' (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Relaxation & Breathing Techniques, Mindfulness & Meditation.


While I'm not counselling I enjoy spending quality time with family & friends and with my husband and two, now not so little children, aged 20 & 24.

"I believe in the client's ability to find their answers and inner peace as an outcome of our work together."

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Teenage / Adolescent Counselling (11 years upwards)
  • Bullying
  • School worries/ pressures
  • Parental difficulties
  • Body image
  • Exam stress
  • Couples Counselling & Marriage Counselling
  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Behavioural Techniques
  • Relaxation
  • Meditation
  • Breathing exercises
  • Anxiety Management

Fees

*Individual 1 hour Session- £35

*Couples Counselling- 1 Hour - £50

*Corporate Referrals per 1 hour Session - £70

*For Saturday appointments a surcharge of £5 is added to the session fee

*Our first meeting will give you the opportunity to find out a little more about the type of counselling I offer and it will also help us establish what you hope to gain from counselling and what you expect from me. Most importantly, it will be a chance for us to meet one another and for you to decide if you feel I am the right counsellor for you.

Payments methods:

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Bank Transfer - Before session. Details on request
  • Paypal- ( as above)

Further information

Deciding to start counselling can be a brave step. It can often mean looking at a past experience or issue that we might have been putting off dealing with until now. This is why I take the approach that I work at your pace, You are the expert on your life. My aim is to provide you with a safe, understanding space,where I hope you will feel secure and heard as you face your counselling journey.

I believe in the potential or 'better version' of every individual & my aim is that together we can discover your inner resources that can help you get the most out of counselling & move forward carrying less inner turmoil.

What is 'Person-Centred'?

Often known as the 'Rogerian' approach & founded by the American Psychologist Carl Rogers; this approach works on the theory that the Counsellor must provide certain 'core conditions' within the counselling relationship in order for the client to experience 'therapeutic change or movement' EMPATHY. CONGRUANCE. UNCONDITIONAL POSITIVE REGARD.
I am fundamentally a Person-Centred counsellor, who likes to work integrively, according to the individual I am working with and the issues they would like to resolve.

What is CBT? ( Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

CBT can be useful for clients suffering from Depression, Anxiety, Stress & Anger. Rather than deliver this in a 'prescriptive, directive' way, I prefer to work with the client to discuss techniques and strategies together,that may work for them.

This might include looking at Negative Thinking patterns. Challenging negative thoughts and ideas about oneself, & discussing how thoughts, feelings & behavior all connect with one another.. How to break this negative cycle, and realise the key factors that have been keeping the cycle going.

What is Mindfulness, Meditation & Relaxation Exercises?

Mindfulness and relaxation can be useful techniques to calm the mind and body & help clients experiencing Panic, Anger, Anxiety & Stress.
I help clients to understand why we experience the 'fight or flight' response....Think cave people & sabre tooth tigers!
..and also discuss simple mindfulness techniques, such as breathing exercises that can be extremely helpful in combating difficult emotions such as Anxiety or Anger.

Many people expect they might be given advice or 'homework' when they go to counselling.This is not the kind of counselling I do. I like to discuss with clients 'strategies' or 'tools', as a suggestion..Something that may not be for them , but perhaps they could give it a try.

My aim is to provide you with a warm and caring environment, where you will not feel judged or discounted in any way as you share your problem or dilemma. I endeavour to be empathic and understanding towards all my clients and respect them in their individuality.

I understand that it's important to feel safe and feel you can trust your counsellor as you explore sensitive or painful experiences or issues which can very often feel embarrassing or intensely emotional to re-visit.

My hope for all my clients is that they complete their counselling journey feeling better able to deal with an issue or experience.


Sometimes counselling is a little like taking a look at a picture you have been looking at alone, but now you are looking at it with a second pair of eyes and can see things in the picture that weren't clear to you before....Or perhaps it is a mirror and you are now able to see yourself differently.

Maps & Directions

Nantwich, CW5

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday-Friday 10am-6pm. Some evening appointments available.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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