Sally-Anne Armitage - Next Chapter Counselling and Supervision (BACP Accred)
Please note: I am unable to see new clients or supervisees for the foreseeable future due to maternity leave. I look forward to meeting with clients again from January 2019. If you are struggling to find a therapist feel free to drop me an email for recommendations.
Hello :) Are you struggling with anxiety, relationship issues and betrayals, panic, depression, loss, abuse or feeling sad? The vast majority of my clients experience significant progress in their personal goals in as little as 5 sessions :) See the testimonials below, I am a very passionate and effective Person Centred Counsellor.
I aim to provide a very supportive space where you can explore what has happened, or is happening, to help you make sense of your situation and identify ways you can continue forward onto a more positive Next Chapter.
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 seeing private clients, I train the counsellors of tomorrow, counsel Police Officers and take work for the NHS as a counsellor. Counselling is all I do. Having counselled for over 1000 hours, I am experienced, committed and ready to work with you to find a better way forward.
Your well-being is of the highest importance to me and you can rely on me to offer you a non judgemental and highly productive space.
Contacting a counsellor can be frightening, daunting and can easily be put off until another day.. remember this will likely be the very thing that changes how you feel about your life for the better.
Get in touch and let's get started.
What do clients say about seeing me for Counselling?
'It's 2018! If you had a physical health issue, you'd want to get it sorted! Is 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 have worked as a teacher with teenagers who were unable to attend mainstream school due to social, emotional and behavioural issues.
In my mid twenties I began to suffer from some very debilitating and frightening health issues. These experiences took a mental toll, despite my efforts to be strong and keep going. I realised how, while my physical health was being taken care of, my mental health was suffering.
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 very 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 to teach adults and now train mature students to become qualified counsellors at a large local college.
I have also recently completed the taught element of a BACP accredited Diploma in Supervision and look forward to offering Supervision at a reduced rate from Jan 19 to complete the course.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Diploma in Supervision - Taught element complete June 2018, taking on supervisees from January 19 at a reduced rate to complete practice element of course.
BACP Accreditation - Awarded - July 2018
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 present. 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
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 disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
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Prices for Counselling
I charge £20 for an initial session which includes an initial assessment and contracting, this usually lasts around 30 minutes. This is a no obligation meeting as 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 thereafter. These are generally held on a weekly or two weekly basis and we will review progress at regular intervals (Usually every 5 sessions) Meetings can be arranged around your commitments as much as possible.
Prices for Supervision
I have completed the taught element of a BACP accredited Diploma in Supervision. I will be looking to meet with Supervisees from January 19 to complete the practice element of the course. I will be charging £50 for 1.5 hours.
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 in located in my home on the first floor, in a quiet and private room with a view over Leeds.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments can be available Monday-Friday, daytimes and evenings. Weekend appointments may also be available. Next Chapter Counselling is located in Morley, Leeds.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|