Sarah Layzell, Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor

Sarah Layzell, Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor

Combe Down Branch Surgery
Sulis Manor Road

01761437214 / 07845 870004

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About me

Life getting on top of you?
Trying to move on from trauma or sexual abuse?
Would you like space to explore your thoughts and feelings?

Counselling can help. My name is Sarah Layzell and I've been working in private practice since 1997. My approach is integrative and person-centred, drawing on existential and mindfulness-based approaches as well as CBT. I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I am accredited by the BACP and adhere to their Code of Ethics.

I work with individuals and couples; with young people (over 18) as well as older adults.

I see people - individuals and couples - with all sorts of problems, as well as those whose goal is to explore their lives further. I am especially interested in helping people with relationship problems, depression, stress & anxiety, chronic illness, difficulties with food and the aftermath of rape & sexual abuse.

I have a Diploma in Supervision and offer supervision on a one-to-one basis.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified in 1997 with a Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy & Counselling from Regent's College London and in 2017 gained a Diploma in Supervision from CSTD Bath. I have a MSc. in the Sociology of Health & Illness (University of London, 1990) and before becoming a full-time therapist worked in research, specialising in mental health and disability.

My first counselling job was with Diabetes UK, helping people come to terms with their diagnosis and the changes and losses this involved. For 3 years I worked for Kinergy, providing counselling for men and women who had been raped or sexually abused, so I have particular expertise in this area. I worked part-time in the Student Counselling Services at UWE and the University of Bath for over 10 years and have a strong interest in working with young people.

I continue my professional development by frequently undertaking additional training, most recently focusing on Mindfulness-based approaches, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and managing trauma & sexual abuse.

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Individual clients: daytime sessions £40, evening sessions £45. Couples: daytime sessions £55 evening sessions £60. Supervision £45. Concessions often available for people on low income and for trainee counsellors.

Maps & Directions

Bath, BA2 2AL

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

I am able to offer online sessions


Daytime & evening appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am beginning formal supervision training in 2014/15 and can offer low-cost supervision for the duration of my course.  I have previously supervised counsellors and now want to formalise this by gaining a qualification.

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