Sarah Saatzer MBACP (Registered) DIP
Reviews from Clients
"Sarah is a very warm, patient and sensitive listener. She creates a safe, calm space which makes me feel relaxed and free to open up and say anything I want. I never feel judged or pressured. I always feel completely accepted for who I am in her presence. Sarah empathises very deeply- you can count on her to be with you every step of your journey. I started seeing her a year ago and it is because of her continued support and compassion that I have noticed a great improvement in my well-being." Souri
“Just wanted to say what a wonderful help and inspiration Sarah was for me in some of the most difficult circumstances I have had to face in my life. She made me feel so safe and cared about as I had to face some very challenging aspects of myself and how to deal with the feelings that arose. I would be more than happy to recommend her services, as for me her help was life changing.” Julie
“I found my sessions with Sarah Saatzer to be very helpful and beneficial. Her warmth and character helped me to establish very quickly a trust in her that I lacked with previous therapists. She helped me to gain insight into myself and come to a new self awareness. I can highly recommend her”. Alison
"We just wanted to say a big thank you for the sessions recently. It really helped us to resolve some issues, and we seem to have a better understanding of each other now. So far so good." Julie and Keith
I am offering counselling via Skype or Zoom or WhatsApp from now on.
A warm welcome to you
It can be difficult to make the first steps towards counselling and to find what suits you. I imagine you've come a long way to get to this point. Whatever is troubling you I imagine you are looking for a space you can be free to explore whichever issues feel relevant to you at any given moment and at your own pace.
What I bring
I bring to the counselling relationship a sense of awe for the human condition, an authentic approach, curiosity about you and an open mind and heart.
I aspire to provide you with a space in which you feel safe and really listened to. I will be fully accepting of who you are and what you bring.
It is often a specific problem which brings people to counselling and you may need to know that I have experience of working with many issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, trauma, abuse, relationship issues, issues arising from living in our society with neurodiversity, unwanted patterns of behaviour and much more.
I have worked intensely alongside people with "personality disorder" diagnoses and found how an accepting and supportive one to one relationship can really make a difference to them in their journey to a stronger sense of self and greater management of their difficulties.
I also have a lot of experience of working with people who are affected by close relationships with people with Narcissistic Personality Issues and all the issues that come out of that.
At present I offer Individual and Couples Counselling as well as Supervision for any helping profession on Skype, Zoom or WhatsApp
When able to work face to face I work in Sheffield 5 and Sheffield 1
I have been counselling in the voluntary sector and in private practice since 2005.
In my work with couples and with relationships of any kind I offer equal empathy and regard to each person, interested in understanding what each person is telling me. This helps empathy and understanding to develop between clients and eases stuckness and discord in relationships. I can also offer practical suggestions and guidance if you so desire.
My Background and Counselling Experience
I have worked in different settings with children for twenty five years and my main focus has been to listen to them and their parents and learn from them what they need. For six years I worked in an NHS Sure Start supporting parents in their aim to be the best parents they can. I ran groups and I also worked one to one as a Family Support Worker.
I worked for Place2Be, counselling children one to one in a primary school alongside which I completed the Place2Be specialist training in counselling children.
I worked for two years at Sheffield Alcohol Advisory Service where my clients appreciated my holistic approach in which they felt safe to explore all issues that came up for them in the counselling session.
I worked for two years in the Sheffield University Counselling Service as a counsellor for students.
I have been working with individuals and couples as an Associate at Sheffield Central Counselling for over five years.
I am a Registered member of the National Counselling Society and I work according to their Ethical Framework.
I have a particular interest personally in meditation and spirituality.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Person Centred Counselling.
- Place2Be training in Counselling children.
- Advanced Post Diploma Certificate in Person Centred Couples(and Relationship) Counselling
- Certificate in Person Centred Creative Supervision with Jenny Biancardi.
- MBACP (Registered)
- Twenty years working with children in their own homes in schools and kindergartens as an assistant.
- From 2006, six years working as a Family Outreach and Support Worker.
- Doula training
- Certificate in Group Work at Temenos
- Foundation in Systemic Constellations with Centre for Systemic Constellations
Various training and Continuous Professional Development including group work, work with trauma and extreme suicidal distress, and much more!
My particular training interest has been in the areas of attachment and neuroscience and I have attended multiple trainings and read widely on how our brains adapt and deal with the things that happen to us and affect our behaviour as a result of this. I am a "Friend of PODS" and attend their trainings. This is an organisation set up to give support and training to people who have suffered from childhood trauma and those who work with them. More specifically it is there to support people with Dissociative Identity Disorder and those who work with them.
I have lived in many countries including Sierra Leone in West Africa and Austria. In my work and personal life I have been lucky enough to get to know and be close to people from many parts of the world.
I speak German as a second language.
Counselling Experience see above
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have particular interest, training and skills in working with:
Culturally sensitive issues
Parents and with bonding and attachment issues and Post Natal Depression
Personality Disorders and those close to people with Personality Disorders
Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Aspergers
Individuals: £45 for a one hour session
Couples: £50 for a one hour session.
Families: £50 for a one hour session
Supervision: £40 an hour
I can offer concessions from the second session for those who would like to book a certain amount of sessions in advance. Ask me about this and we can work something out.