Sarah Templeton ~ ADHD Specialist Counsellor, CBT & Life Coach. MBACP. MAC.
Finding the right counsellor is a bit like finding a needle in a haystack but I will tell you a little bit about how I work and what I believe in, and then if you would like a telephone chat before you decide to book to see me, you are very welcome.
I have worked 'helping people' for the past twenty years and came to counselling through first volunteering with the homeless in London. I started off as a mentor, then trained as a life coach, more recently as a counsellor and finally as a CBT Therapist.
I think I now have a pretty good 'box of tools' to help people going through most situations.
Sometimes its obvious why we are feeling low - redundancy, bereavement, divorce for example and I can certainly help at those times. But at other times a general feeling of melancholy, boredom, frustration, not feeling you are living life to the full .... those can be the times it's difficult to know who to turn to. And that is where I definitely know I can help.
This is where life coaching can help you identify just what it is that's holding you back from living the life you want. There might be unresolved issues from your past, or your present that counselling can help with initially but from then on together we can identify exactly what you want from your life and how to actually make that happen.
No challenge is too great for me. I've worked with prisoners wanting to escape crime and turn their lives around to a warehouse assistant desperate to be a chef. So however hopeless, defeated or negative you might feel about having the life you actually want, as opposed to the one you are living, if you are prepared to put the work in - together we can achieve your goals. And that's a guarantee.
I found out aged 51 I was ADHD. My entire life fell into place with one simple diagnosis. Since this time I have studied ADD and ADHD intensely and now specialise in this area. If you have ADHD or are in a relationship or parenting somebody with ADHD I like to think I can understand exactly what you are going through and will be able to help with any issues arising.
I have studied and worked with addiction. Whether you are struggling with drugs or alcohol, gambling, food, sex/porn, shopping or any other addiction, I have experience in all these areas.
Another area of my personal expertise is employment. I have owned successful employment agencies since 1990 and if its your career that's bringing you down or not fulfilling you, I've got 26 years experience to draw on! It was re focussing his CV that turned the warehouse assistant into a Chef - he'd actually got all the skills and even experience necessary but low self esteem and the inability to re-work his CV were all that was holding him back. In 8 weeks I took him from his lowest point ever in his 40 years, slogging for hours in Poundland's warehouse for minimum wage - to a trainee Chef position in the Channel Islands.
I have also worked extensively with Borderline Personality Disorder.
So if you aren't sure exactly what is wrong, why you aren't enjoying life as much as you think you could, I will do my absolute best to help you identify just what it is that will transform your life.
I genuinely love my work and nothing makes me happier than seeing clients succeed and I have a particular passion for working with clients either diagnosed with or showing traits of ADHD.
So if you think a counsellor with CBT skills and a strong belief in the power of life coaching could be what you need, I really look forward to hearing from you.
I am a strong believer that counselling should be available for everyone so please don't let cost stop you from contacting me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Fully qualified Counsellor, CBT Therapist, Life Coach
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Level 5
Person Centred Diploma Level 4
Counselling Skills Level 3
Life Coaching Certificate & Diploma
Working with Addiction & Complex Needs Level 3
ADHD Counselling & Coach Specialist
Borderline Personality Disorder
Criminal Justice System Specialist
Suicide Awareness & Prevention
The Samaritans - Listening Skills
Working with Sex Offenders & Young Sex Offenders
Safer Custody in Prison
Mentoring & Befriending
SMART Addiction Volunteer
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Conditioning & Grooming
Member of BACP Reg 773642
Member of the Association for Coaching Reg STE0417M
Current Enhanced DBS
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specialise in the criminal justice system with a passion for helping ex-offenders discover a new way of living that doesn't involve crime.
Work with Probation Service to assist in the rehabilitation of offenders.
Work with young people already in trouble with the justice system in an attempt to avoid prison
ADHD specialist - personally diagnosed ADULT ADHD two years ago. Work with many clients diagnosed as children but also many undiagnosed and seeking adult diagnosis.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Employment / Work
Addiction. Trained in Addiction and experience with drug addiction, alcohol addiction, food addiction, gambling addiction, sex addiction, shopping addiction and compulsive behaviours linked to ADHD
Photos & videos
£80 per hour for face-to-face therapy
£80 per hour for telephone & skype therapy
For ADHD clients you are welcome to look at our ADHD specific website which is
- Also registered with Life Coach Directory
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Therapy is available 7 days a week between 9am and 10 pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|