Sara Lindsay MBACP Accred Reg, Dip Sup Humanistic Counsellor & Supervisor
In my 15 years counselling experience, clients tell me that finding a counsellor can feel daunting, keep going! Are you feeling unhappy, confused, dis-satisfied, upset about aspects of your life, but what you’ve tried so far hasn't brought the change you've wanted?
What drew me to counselling was a sense of just how much our personal history and modern life takes out of us, and I wanted to find a way of redressing that balance for others.
I am a BACP accredited counsellor committed to working in the Guildford area.
I offer daytime and evening appointments in my private, comfortable, relaxed, ground floor office in my house, that opens out onto my garden. (see a picture of my office below)
I work on a 1-1 or couples basis, short-term and long-term, face-to-face/Skype/phone.
I aim to get an accurate sense of what life is like for you, so together we can work towards the solution to your problem, and find the change you want to make. This would happen through:
forming a good, solid working [partnership; really listening to you; helping you through knowledge; objective perspective; feedback and utilising all the psychological models at my disposal for your benefit.
Above all, you'll know that you don't have to face your problems alone anymore.
Being a trusted professional is important for me and the counselling industry as a whole, so I continue to train and invest in my skills and expertise for your benefit.
Clinical Supervision & Professional Trainer:
Please see my supervision page for details of what I offer as a clinical supervisor.
Training, qualifications & experience
I graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and have now practiced for 15 years.
I qualified as a Clinical Supervisor of counselling in 2011.
I am accredited and professionally registered by the BACP since 2008 (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists)
My career history in a nutshell:
Worked as a counsellor for hospices and holistic care centre for cancer patients and the bereaved.
I have been a counselling tutor at a local college and have run freelance training for counsellors.
Counselled male prisoners in the Surrey area for alcohol and drug issues for RAPt (Rehabilitiation of Addicted Prisoners Trust)
I have worked for RAPt providing tutoring and L4 training for their counsellors and employees. I enjoy learning from others!
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Career counselling
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am currently offering online or phone sessions during social distancing periods, specialising in stress and anxiety reduction.
I have worked significantly with:
- relationship issues,
- big life transformations
- trauma symptoms/PTSD
- drink and drug issues
and every session I run I value as a privilege to do the work that I do.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
Photos & videos
My session fee for a full hour (not 50 mins) is £55
I accept cash, cheque or direct transfer.
My residence is easily accessed from the A3 and is near Guildford, London Road and Clandon railway stations. The surrounding neighbourhoods of:
Merrow, Clandon, Godalming, Woking, Jacobs Well, Weybridge, Milford, Effingham, Horsley, Cobham, Bramley and Shalford are all within easy reach of Burpham.
The no. 36, 37 buses run past my house on a regular basis from central Guildford.
There is plenty of parking outside the house.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||No|
Ground floor office with small step access. Accessible easily from the pavement on the main road. Very close to the local bus stop.
Monday to Thursday, daytime and evening appointments £55 for 60 mins
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
If you're looking to work with your first clinical supervisor, or choosing someone different to work with, I have 15 years practice experience and 8 years supervisory experience for you to draw on. I hope to offer you a solid, honest and a mutually beneficial working relationship, with a balance of support and challenge to help you work to the best of your ability with your valuable clients. .