Sarah Watson MSc MBACP MBA BSc(Hons) LEAP

Sarah Watson MSc MBACP MBA BSc(Hons) LEAP

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About me

I am a level 7 qualified Counsellor & Psychotherapist holding an MSc with Distinction in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I specialise in helping clients with a variety of issues and concerns including: addiction, abuse, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationships, exam stress, phobias and underlying trauma issues.

I offer psychotherapy to individuals from a variety of back grounds and different issues. I have flexibility in my appointment times and am able to offer evening appointments to fit in with clients working days.

My therapeutic approach is integrative, which allows flexibility for the clients individual needs as I can adapt my approach accordingly.

I feel its important that we jointly agree the right therapeutic approach to best meet your needs, so our first appointment will look at what you're goals are from sessions and how I maybe able to best support you to make changes to get your life back on track.

I offer a number of services face to face counselling, support groups, walk & talk therapy, video therapy and also equine (horse) assisted therapy. If mobility is an issue then home visits are also available within 5 miles of my office (day time only)

Training, qualifications & experience


PG Certificate: Clinical Supervision (Level 6) (due 2017)
MSc: Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Level 7) (Distinction) (2014)
PG Diploma: Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (Distinction) (2013)
PG Certificate: Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (Merit) (2012)
MBA (2003)
BSc (Hons) (1997)
HND (1995)

LEAP (Leading Equine Assisted Psychotherapy) Practitioner Training
Horsejoy Practitioner Training (Equine Facilitated Learning)

Professional Bodies:

Registered Member British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP)
Leading Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (LEAP)

Training Courses & Workshops:

  • Exploring Attachment & Loss with R. Bowlby
  • Certificate of Proficiency BACP
  • Substance Misuse
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Administration of Medication
  • EAP: Inside a Session
  • Setting up Ethical Private Practise
  • Anxiety Masterclass with Dr. C Padesky
  • EAP Networking Events

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have in the past been a foster parent so have first hand experience working with children in care. I offer counselling and a specially designed Equine Facilitated Therapy Programme for families with foster children.

Photos & videos

  • Equine Faciliated Psychotherapy
  • Life on Dreams Garden Retreat
  • Leading Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (LEAP)
  • A Client's experience of EFP


Fees start from £45 (9.30am-3.30pm)
Evening Appointments also available

Full details of my fees can be found on my website:

Further information

I am a Senior EFP Practitioner at LEAP but I also offer Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy & Equine Facilitated Learning (EFP/EFL) with my therapy herd of horses. This therapeutic approach is increasing in popularity and is often in the media, so if you've read something about it and would like to know more, please get in touch!

I run Introduction to EFP/L Workshops during the summer and also CPD days for those already qualified in EAP who wish to maintain their CPD Hours. Please have a look at my website for more information:

NEW for 2017: I am also offering EFL Pracitioner Training- LEAP Method. The course consisted of 2 x 4 day modules with Supervision and Case studies between the two modules. This qualification allows you to be a Registered LEAP Practitioner and offer Equine Facilitated Learning as part of your business. Visit for further information

Maps & Directions

Swadlincote, DE12

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Mon-Fri 11am-8pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I have offered Supervision to Equine Assisted Therapists and Trainees since 2015 and am currently finishing studying a Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision so am expanding my supervision practise.

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