Sarah Tomley BA, BSc, MBACP
2 Civic Drive
I am a UKCP and BACP registered psychotherapeutic counsellor offering individual therapy to adults in central Ipswich, Suffolk.
I work with a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, bereavement and low self-esteem. As an integrative therapist, I draw upon a number of psychotherapeutic approaches, incuding psychodynamic, gestalt and mindfulness-based CBT. However, while these form the scaffolding for my work, it is not necessary for my clients to know or understand them and I list them here only so that you may find out about my of working if you wish.
Successful therapy depends upon your feeling safe enough to explore your thoughts and feelings, and to have a sense of being truly heard and understood. I have worked with people from many different backgrounds, cultures and ways of thinking, and I am skilled at listening carefully to find out what is important and meaningful to each unique person. It is through reaching a shared understanding of your world that we can make sense together of what is happening to you, and untangle some of the confusions or overwhelming emotions with which you have been struggling. As clarity emerges, my clients often find that they start to feel differently about themselves and the people around them, and are able to find a clear way forward, where once they had felt 'stuck' or powerless to change things.
Training, qualifications & experience
I initially studied philosophy at the University of Warwick, but my search for real answers to life's most difficult problems led me to study psychotherapy and counselling with Matrix College of Psychotherapy and Counselling, and also at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex. I have a Diploma, Advanced DIploma and a BSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy and continually update my knowledge through undertaking courses in the UK and USA.
I have offered counselling to clients in Cambridge and Ipswich for several organisations, including MIND, The Cogwheel Trust, The Miscarriage Association and Cruse Bereavement Care, in addition to my private practice.
Ongoing study: Interpersonal Neurobiology with The Mindsight Institute, California, USA
2017: BSc and 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Social anxiety, generalized anxiety,
I offer a free initial consultation so that we can meet and decide whether we would like to work together, and for you to talk about some of the issues that are troubling you. Ongoing therapy is charged at £40 per session, but a small number of concessions are available – please ask if you are experiencing financial difficulty.
My counselling room is situated in the centre of Ipswich and offers 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. For more information and to see the location on a map, please visit http://www.insightcounsellingipswich.com/contact-us.html
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Type of session
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Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|