Sarah Tomley BA, MBACP

Sarah Tomley   BA, MBACP

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About me

I am a humanistic counsellor with a special interest in anxiety and depression. I work collaboratively with clients to understand their worlds and find strategies that are genuinely effective in their lives, to provide relief from symptoms (such as panic attacks) and to cultivate greater 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 your thinking, it's possible to begin to think, feel and act differently, and bring about real and lasting change in your life.

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:
Please be assured that all points of contact are confidential.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have counselled 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).

My latest book, What Would Freud Do? will be published in Spring 2017, by Cassell.

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

2016: Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Matrix College of Counselling & Psychotherapy

2013: Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Matrix College of Counselling & Psychotherapy

2014: Ascentis and Cruse accreditation in Bereavement Care, 2014

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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.

Further information

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.

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Ipswich, IP4

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Monday–Friday, 10am–6.30pm.

Types of client

Older adults
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