Sarah Tomley BA, MBACP
Everyone feels stress, anxiety and depression from time to time, but if these begin to dominate your mood for weeks or months, it may be a good time to seek professional help. As a humanistic counsellor, I work collaboratively with clients to understand their worlds and find strategies that are genuinely effective in their lives – both for providing immediate relief and for cultivating greater long-term ease and happiness.
My approach is grounded in the belief that we tend to think and behave in ways that were once extremely useful for coping with life's challenges, but may no longer be serving us so well today. By becoming aware of the implicit assumptions that lie behind our thinking – and the logical purpose they lend to symptoms such as anxiety – we can begin to see life differently, and with all its potential.
If there is anything you'd like to ask about counselling or my approach, please call, text or email me and I will get back to you within 24 hours. There is also more information on my website: www.insightcounsellingipswich.com
Please be assured that all points of contact are confidential.
Training, qualifications & experience
I counsel clients in Ipswich and Cambridge for several organisations, including MIND, The Cogwheel Trust, The Miscarriage Association and Cruse Bereavement Care, as well as running a private practice.
My interest in the mind and its dysfunctions began when I studied philosophy at the University of Warwick during my twenties, and since then I have contributed to many psychology, sociology and philosophy books including DK's The Sociology Book and The Psychology Book (winner of the British Psychological Society's Book of the Year Award, 2012). I began training as a counsellor and psychotherapist in 2011 and continually update my knowledge through undertaking courses in the UK and USA.
Ongoing study: Interpersonal Neurobiology with The Mindsight Institute, California, USA
2013: Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Matrix College of Counselling & Psychotherapy
2014: Ascentis and Cruse accreditation in Bereavement Care, 2014
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
I offer a free initial consultation to allow us to meet and discuss the issues you would like to address. Ongoing therapy is charged at £40 per session. A small number of concessions are available.
My counselling rooms are situated in a quiet part of Ipswich and offer a safe, confidential place in which to explore any issues that may be troubling you. There is parking nearby and the area is easily reached by public transport.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|