Sally-Anne Armitage - Next Chapter Counselling & Supervision (MBACP Accredited)
Hello :) is your life affected by anxiety, relationship issues, stress, loss, family issues, betrayals, panic, depression, abuse or sadness? Do you need a dedicated space to talk through everything that's filling your mind?
The vast majority of my clients experience significant and often remarkable progress in their personal goals in as little as 5 sessions. See the testimonials below, I am a very experienced, passionate and effective Person Centred Counsellor.
Yorkshire is filled with counsellors who have varying amounts of experience and skill, and the presence of one doesn't necessarily mean the presence of the other. I am dedicated to this profession, an active member of the Leeds counselling community, continually training, researching and developing. I will not be a passive person in the relationship, I will offer supportive challenge, I'll be honest with you, and do my very best to create a space where you can talk about absolutely anything you need to.
I will not tell you what you should or shouldn't do or what you should or shouldn't think. I will work alongside you to create an atmosphere where you are able to be completely open and honest. We will explore the options together, building a full and clear picture of what is going on for you and making sense of your situation.
As well as meeting with clients privately, I counsel police officers and see NHS clients. Counselling is all I do. Having counselled for almost 2000 hours, I am experienced, committed and ready to work with you to improve your life for the better.
Up until recently I lectured on counselling, training mature students to become qualified counsellors at a large local college, I have now moved away from this to focus on clientwork. A move which I am pleased to say was the right one for me, following my passion for working with individuals, helping people lead more fulfilling lives.
Contacting a counsellor can be frightening, daunting and can easily be put off. Remember this will very likely be the thing that changes how you feel about your life for the better.
Time to start your Next Chapter? Get in touch and let's get started.
What do clients say about seeing me for Counselling?
"Sally doesn't just sit there, she has this way of getting to the stuff that matters, but I never felt pressured"
"I'm a naturally thoughtful and reflective person, yet Sally seems to notice things in what I say which has really opened my eyes"
'It's 2018! If you had a physical health issue, you'd want to get it sorted! It's time we all started thinking about our mental health in the same way. Sally provided me with what I needed. It worked for me"
'Sally works miracles'
'My relationship with myself and the people in my life has been transformed'
'Don't worry because it's probably the best thing you'll ever do! I can't put it into words, don't fear the unknown..Just do it if you want to understand yourself and live the life you want'
'Sally is very warm and easy to talk to, I never felt judged. She genuinely cared about my well-being'
'I don't really know why it has worked, but it has! My life circumstances are exactly the same as when I started but I just don't feel as burdened by everything at all...'
'I was so nervous I could hardly speak, yet within half an hour I knew Sally was on my side and she wasn't judging me'
'I have seen a counsellor before and it was an awful experience... I knew, if Sally was the same I would never again see another counsellor. I am really glad I was convinced to give it another go'
'I didn't know what it would be like, I am so glad I decided to do it'
'I have told Sally things I have never told anyone, and I feel so much better for it'
'I can't believe how far I have come, I feel like a new person. I look back at my first session, I just can't believe that was how bad I felt'
A little about me
I began my working life as a teacher, supporting teenagers who were unable to attend mainstream school due to social, emotional and behavioural issues.
In my mid twenties I began to suffer from frightening physical health issues. My life changed and how I viewed the world changed within a few months.
I trained to be a counsellor while I was recovering and it was the best decision I've ever made. I realised my experiences and character meant I was naturally suited to the profession. The positive results my clients experience has been truly remarkable and I deeply believe in the power of quality counselling.
I qualified a few years ago as a lecturer and began training mature students to become qualified counsellors at a large local college for several years.
I have also completed the taught element of a BACP accredited Diploma in Supervision and now offer Supervision to complete the practice element of the course.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Diploma in Supervision - Taught element completed June 2018, I am now meeting with supervisees to complete the practice element of the course. My rate is reduced until I complete this qualification.
BACP Accreditation - Awarded - July 2018. Accreditation is where counsellors who have counselled for 450+ hours can evidence their work and competence by writing a variety of assignments which are assessed by the BACP.
Seeking the Inner Child - September 2017. Rediscovering my own capacity for childish excitement and joy, enabling me to help others find this in themselves.
West Yorkshire Police Federation May 2017 to present. Providing weekly counselling services for Police officers.
NHS Employee Health and Wellbeing at Work May 2017 to present. Providing counselling services for a wide variety of reasons, from bereavement to panic and anxiety.
Lecturer in Counselling Sept 2014 to June 2019. Training adults on accredited counselling courses at a large local college.
Next Chapter Counselling Jan 2014 to present. Counselling individuals on a one to one basis struggling with a wide variety of issues.
Post Graduate Certificate in Education July 2015 Qualified Lecturer status in order to teach Counselling to adults.
Batley Self Help Depression Group Charity Jan 2012-June 2013. Counselling individuals who suffer or have suffered with abuse, trauma and depression.
ABC Level 4 Diploma in Counselling June 2013. Qualified Person Centred Counsellor Status.
Art and Design Degree. 2003. Photography and Illustration specialism
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Initial sessions include a brief discussion of your situation and a counselling agreement, this usually lasts 30-50 minutes and these are charged at £20. Choosing the right counsellor for you is extremely important, after this session you can decide whether you would like to proceed or discontinue sessions.
I charge £40 for a 50 minute session from this point onwards. These are generally held on a weekly or two weekly basis and we will review progress every 5 sessions. Meetings can be arranged around your commitments as much as possible.
I have completed the taught element of a BACP accredited Diploma in Supervision at the Leeds Centre for Psychological Development. I am meeting with supervisees now to complete the placement element of the course.
Due to my trainee supervisor status I am offering supervision at £50 for 1.5 hours for trainee counsellors and £60 for qualified counsellors. This fee is subject to change when I become qualified.
I am located in Morley, Leeds. I am 5 minutes away from Morley train station (Two stops from Leeds Train Station) and 10 minutes walk from Morley town centre.
The counselling room is located in a garage conversion specifically created for counselling and supervision. This is a quiet and welcoming space with a window over the garden.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Due to the door threshold, the room itself would be difficult to access by wheelchair. Please contact me for further details.
Appointments can be available throughout the week, including weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
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