Sally Coombe

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BA (Hons) MBACP (Accred)
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Epsom KT17 & Christchurch BH23
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About me

“Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person.” (Anonymous) 

You may be finding things in life difficult at the moment. You may feel as though you’re struggling with thoughts or certain circumstances, or maybe you can’t pin point what you’re going through; you just know you need some support. 

You may also be reading this in the search for support for a loved one who is experiencing a difficult time. 

I am a fully qualified BACP accredited Counsellor. I am able to offer a safe and non judgmental space to explore what you are experiencing, in order to understand why you’re feeling the way you are. I personalise my work with you and provide tools and support to work through the difficulties you are experiencing. I offer predominantly online counselling support via secure online platforms. This enables you to choose where you are when you see me, and allows flexibility for you to see me in a place most comfortable for you. 

For many years I have supported young people, adults, couples, and groups, with their emotional wellbeing; delivering counselling and psychotherapy in educational settings, schools, colleges, NHS GP surgeries, and community counselling services in London, Surrey, Hampshire and Dorset. I also provide online counselling and work with clients across the UK. I am a registered Adoption therapist and registered Barnardo's Link Adoption and Family Support Service Therapist.

If you are considering counselling, please do reach out for a brief conversation to find out how I can support you. 

I am an LGBTQIA+ ally and affirmative therapist. 

Training, qualifications & experience

As an accredited member of the BACP, I work with teenagers/adolescents, adults and couples. I have experience of supporting people with many issues, including; anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, OCD, relationship difficulties, sexuality, identity, gender dysphoria, self esteem, self harm, abuse, trauma, bereavement and loss.

I hold a First Class BA Hons Degree in Integrative Relational Counselling. 

I regularly attend continuing professional development workshops and courses including; 

  • Adolescent Mentalization-Based Integrative Therapy (AMBIT) 
  • Adoption Support Counselling (Albany Centre/Barnardo's) 
     Post Graduate Diploma
  • Animal Assisted Therapy in Counselling
  • ASIST Suicide Prevention
  • BRIEF Solution Focussed Therapy
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Certificate in Professional Couples Counselling
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, DDP (Level 1 and Level 2)
  • Death and Aging
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead (Level 3)
  • Developmental Trauma and the Effect on Adolescent Relationships
  • Domestic Abuse and Effects on Young People
  • Enabling Young People to Speak About Feelings Through Art and Clay
  • How To Do Counselling Online
  • Introduction to Childhood Bereavement
  • Mental Health First Aid (Adults)
  • Mental Health First Aid (Young people)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Systemic Family Therapy
  • ​The Ultimate CBT Tool Kit 
  • Trans Awareness Training (Gendered Intelligence) 
  • Unearthing Therapeutic Adventures With Minecraft
  • Working With Dreams and Imagery
  • Working With Young Men and Boys
  • Young People Who Self Harm

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

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Students transitioning to university
  • Young people who are not in education, employment or training (or are at risk of disengaging from education, employment or training)
  • Shift workers
  • Parents/Families to support their child/children with their emotional wellbeing
  • Care experienced adults and young people
  • People who have experience of boarding school

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£80.00 - £110.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

My fees are;

Individuals - £80

Couples - £110

Payable by bank transfer at least 24 hours prior to session.

Please note,  due to my current availability, I work online with adults (across the UK) and face to face with young people in the Dorset/Hampshire area. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please contact me to discuss my current availability. 

If you email, and cannot see my reply, please check your junk folder.

I aim to respond to enquiries within 48hrs, Tuesday-Friday. 

Further information

I am an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am bound by its Ethical Framework. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me for a brief telephone conversation. 

If you email me, please check your spam/junk folder for my reply. I aim to respond to any enquiries within two working days, during my working hours.  (Tuesday - Friday).

Please note,  due to my current availability, I work online with adults (across the UK) and face to face with young people in the Dorset/Hampshire area. 

Christchurch, Dorset, BH23

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Sally Coombe
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