Sarah Kenyon MBACP (Accred)
Healthcare On Demand
Hello and thanks for visiting my counselling page. If you are struggling to cope because of anxiety or depression or if you are concerned about the emotional wellbeing of someone close to you, I hope I can offer the support you are looking for.
I am an experienced, BACP Accredited counsellor and I work integratively, drawing on a range of psychotherapeutic approaches to provide tailored counselling support rather than an off-the-peg approach.
I work with both adults and adolescents and I am based in both the centre of Guildford and in Leatherhead town centre. In addition to offering ongoing counselling, I can also offer ad-hoc consultation and support for parents supporting adolescent children with mental health and emotional well-being difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor. I have a BA Honours Degree (First) in Integrative-Relational Counselling from the University of Middlesex.
I have been practising as a counsellor for 5 years and have worked with adults at a GP’s practice. The majority of my counselling has been with adolescents and young adults and I am passionate about working with this age group.
I trained as a volunteer with ChildLine and I went on to complete over 200 hours of telephone and online counselling for children and young people. Subsequently I have been a counsellor with Heads Together Youth Counselling Service (Redhill) and Jump Start Youth Counselling Service (Sutton).
I am currently the Manager of Heads Together, overseeing a team of 25 counsellors and 4 clinical supervisors. My experience as both a counsellor and manager within youth counselling has given me valuable insight into the challenges facing young people and the many and varied ways in which they can be supported towards good emotional health and living with hope and positivity to achieve their full potential.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
I offer an initial 30 minute telephone or face-to-face appointment free of charge
Subsequent appointments are £50 for 50 minutes. I offer weekly sessions on either a time limited or open-ended basis.
Professional Indemnity Insurance in place
Please note that the full session fee will be charged for appointments missed without 24 hours notice.
Working with young people
I believe it is important to recognise the uniqueness of adolescence. Adolescence is a period of profound change and development – many young people thrive on the challenges they face as they transition from childhood to adulthood but many others struggle with the psychological, social and emotional changes they are experiencing. Sometimes young people need support to navigate their way to becoming an adult; sometimes parents need support to equip them to be the best parent they can be in sometimes challenging circumstances.
I am committed building empathic, non-judgemental therapeutic relationships with all clients where we work together towards mutually-agreed counselling goals, self awareness and acceptance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available on Monday, Friday and Saturday afternoons and evenings and on other days on request
Types of client