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Next Chapter Counselling and Supervision. MA. MBACP Accred

About me

Hello, in searching on the counselling directory you may be coming to the point where you have had enough of feeling as you do. What may help is speaking to a down to earth, highly qualified and experienced therapist.

I have worked with people struggling with all kinds of things such as anxiety (including social anxiety), depression, stress, loss, family issues, betrayal, panic attacks, trauma and PTSD, abuse, low self-esteem and low mood.

I have provided over 8000 hours of psychotherapy with thousands of remarkable people. People like you who have found themselves unable or unwilling to continue feeling the way they do.

I was born and raised in Yorkshire, therefore I am a down to earth therapist who will walk wholeheartedly alongside you. Together we will work through your experiences, confusing thoughts, grief, pain, often called a 'fog', to make sense of what you hope to change about your life (or how it feels to live your life).

At the start of Covid 19, I, like many other therapists, had to quickly adapt and begin practicing remotely. I am now certified and experienced in working remotely (online via zoom and over telephone) and have found this to work very well for my myself and clients. I am also pleased to be working with clients all over England, something which until 2020 wouldn't have been possible.

I provide weekly counselling services for the Police Federation and have significant experience working with people who may feel reluctant or unsure about therapy and doubtful that it will help. If you feel unsure about therapy, you may wish to book an initial session to help you decide.

Time to start your Next Chapter?  Get in touch and let's get started.


What do clients say about seeing me for Counselling?

"Sally seems to understand whats going on in my head more than I do!"

"Sally listens intently, and she notices things in what I say that have changed everything"

"Working over telephone has been great for me, I could fit the sessions around family and work. I haven't felt that I was at a disadvantage for not being able to meet Sally face to face. I think I was able to cry more actually which I think I needed"

"I just can't believe I felt so bad, and it was only 2 months ago! I'm so glad I met Sally"

"I am my old self again, no I'm better!"

'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."

'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'


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 dramatically within a few short months.

I continued my training to be a counsellor while I was recovering. I realised my experiences and character meant I was well suited to this work. I wholeheartedly believe in the power of quality counselling with the right counsellor. I see it transform lives time and time again.

Training, qualifications & experience

This list does not include everything, it includes only significant training and experience.

Qualifications/ Certifications

Master of the Arts - Psychotherapy -July 2021 - Masters degree studied at Leeds Beckett University.

Online and Telephone Counselling Certificate - August 2020 - 80 hours of lectures, reading and peer discussion (ACTO and National Counselling Society quality checked)

Rewind Training - July 2020 - Training in the 'Rewind Technique' which can offer closure to people living with trauma and PTSD.

BACP Accredited Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision - Awarded March 2020 - Leeds Centre for Psychological Development.

BACP Accreditation - Awarded July 2018 - 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.

Post Graduate Certificate in Education - awarded July 2015 - Qualified Lecturer status in order to teach Counselling to adults.

Diploma in Counselling - July 2013 - Became a qualified Counsellor.

Certificate in Counselling - June 2011. Initial counselling course.


Lecturer in Counselling Supervision -July 2021 -present Lecturing services provided to the Counselling Tutor. Training counsellors to supervise other Counsellors.

Counsellor for West Yorkshire Police Federation - May 2017-Present providing counselling services to members of the police force.

Counsellor at Next Chapter Counselling - Jan 2014 to present. Providing counselling services to people all across England.

Counsellor for NHS Employee Health and Wellbeing - May 2016 to May 2018. 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.

Counsellor for Batley Self Help Depression Group Charity - Jan 2012-June 2013. Counselling individuals who suffer or have suffered with abuse, trauma and depression.

Certificate in Counselling June 2011

Art and Design Degree. 2003. Photography and Illustration specialism

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Getting started

I am happy to have a conversation over the phone with you to see if we feel we can work well together. These last around 10 minutes and are not charged.

Beginning our work

Initial sessions are charged at £30 for 50 minutes. Future sessions are £50 for 50 minutes.

Initial sessions include a brief discussion of your situation and a counselling agreement. We will also consider carefully what you would like to improve (in your life or in your mind). There is no pressure to book more sessions.

Many people notice positive changes in their state of mind within the first 5 sessions. Meetings can be arranged around your commitments as much as possible and you do not need to agree to the same time each week.

Supervision (for trainee and qualified counsellors)

Please feel free to visit my supervision profile using the button towards the bottom of this page.


Next Chapter Counselling is a remote counselling service, offering sessions over telephone and on online zoom. I have found remote working to work so well for myself and my clients I no-longer provide face to face sessions. Feel free to get in touch if you would like to find out more about this.

When I work

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Please call / email or text. I'll get back to you quickly.

Further information

It all starts with that first contact, you can do this in the following ways:

Telephone or send a text to 07583920282.



I look forward to meeting you and getting started.

Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Due to the door threshold, the room itself would be difficult to access by wheelchair. Please contact me for further details.

Online platforms




Hello counsellors and counsellors in training. I am highly experienced and level 7 qualified. I pride myself in my warm, transparent approach.

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