Sarah Piggott MA, PG Dip, MBACP
To new clients - I am now closed for business in Cheltenham. I am sorry not to meet you, work with you - I hope your journey with the therapist that you choose is a useful one.
To old clients - I am no longer working in Cheltenham and am in the process of setting up a new practice an hour away in Warwickshire - operational from January 2017. You will be very welcome there. But I also appreciate that the distance and the delay may be an obstacle. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss this further or would like me to support you in finding another therapist. I would be happy to hear from you.
m: 07900 264614
Kind regards Sarah
I'm an experienced Integrative Therapist in central Cheltenham offering short-term and open-ended counselling with adult individuals and couples.
My practice is generally collaborative and I draw upon different approaches to ensure that together we find a way forward that suits you. This of course involves talking and listening but may also, if appropriate and if you feel comfortable, include alternative ways of working, e.g. visualization techniques, Mindfulness meditation. Sometimes these more creative ways of working can lead to different experiences and understandings.
As a relational therapist you can expect me to pay attention to the quality and dynamics of our working relationship as it develops. My aims are to be open and honest, to respect the pace and depth at which you choose to proceed and to provide a space within which you feel confident and safe to explore what is troubling you.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Counselling, Integrative
Post Graduate Diploma, Counselling, Integrative
Certificate, Psychodynamic Counselling
I hold a Masters Degree in Counselling from the University of Wales where I also completed a Post Graduate Diploma. I have also worked as a visiting lecturer at the University where I worked with students in the final stages of their professional counselling training. This involved supporting them in both their professional and personal development.
I have undertaken significant additional training in CBT, Inner Child Therapy, Couples Counselling and Mindfulness. My current focus is in working with clients in private practice.
I have a business background and in addition to years spent working for a large organisation I have also run my own business consulting in companies on stress and sleep issues and offering redundancy support. This gives me an enhanced understanding of work related problems. I continue to run workshops in health related matters.
Prior to private practice I worked in a counselling charity which offers low cost counselling for a wide variety of issues. I am also an accredited Cruse Bereavement Care counsellor.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Issues with codependency
Distress arising from female hormonal issues - menopause, polycystic ovarian syndrome, PMS, endometriosis etc...
Problems with poor sleeping / insomnia
Problems with weight control
Long term illness
Inner child work
From my own experience of being a client I came to believe that a high degree of self awareness in the therapist enables the creation of a safer and more productive space for the client. For me this involves reading and educating myself about new ways of working, regularly updating my skills and knowledge through training and keeping my own continuing personal development in focus.
I have an established Mindfulness meditation practice which supports me in my life and in my practice as a counsellor. I offer clients the opportunity to include aspects of this in our work.
Lastly, I love what I do. It is both what I do and part of what and who I am.
I appreciate that it takes courage to take that first step and approach a potential counsellor. I aim to greet you with respect and in a way that acknowledges your individuality and independence. If you would like to make an initial appointment to see if we are a good 'fit' or would just like to ask some more questions then please feel free to contact me by email, by phone (leave a message if I don't pick up) or by text if you prefer (contact details at the top).
My very best wishes to you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am no longer seeing clients in Cheltenham so I am unable to take new enquiries.
Types of client