Sally Kirkbright MBACP

Sally Kirkbright MBACP

West Yorkshire


07811 518225

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About me

Hi. My name is Sally and I am a professionally qualified experienced Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor. I offer a calm, empathic, supportive environment in which individuals, couples, and children can explore issues in confidence and at a pace that matches and respects their needs.
I have worked with clients for fifteen years in a variety of settings, supporting them to make real differences in their lives.

I offer Face to Face, SKYPE/ Facetime, Email and Telephone counselling.

I work with individuals, couples, groups, children and organisations.

I work with EAP's.

The approach I use is referred to as Integrative and I aim to tailor my work to meet the needs and personality of the individual.

I also have training in Creative Therapy and Play Therapy.

Creative therapy is a different approach to counselling and psychotherapy.

Where 'talking therapies' may sometimes feel too challenging, working through art and the imagination can offer a new dimension. With creative therapy,there is no pressure to find the exact words to convey a feeling and it is not necessary to talk in detail about difficult or painful experiences - an image can 'speak' for you.

Creative therapy uses images - in art, clay, sound, sand, or just the images inside your own head to help me understand your inner world and experience. Some sessions may be spent talking and listening and whether to use any creative media is always YOUR choice.

It is not necessary to be artistic in any technical sense - we all have a creative side, but have often not been encouraged to use this in our everyday lives. Creative therapy offers a safe space to explore feelings in a creative way.

Creative therapy is suitable for adults and children, both individually and in groups

I have experience of working with a variety of issues including: abuse, addiction(s), depression, Couple Counselling, bereavement counselling, PTSD, self-harm, trauma, child related issues, eating disorders, general counselling, and domestic issues.

As I have over 25 years teaching experience in primary schools, College and University education, I have a special interest in Children and Young People.

I also practice Play Therapy which offers Children and Young People a safe and nurturing enviroment by using a variety of play materials e.g. books, painting, drawing, and sandplay.

I work short or long term face to face.

I currently work from rooms in Ossett.The environment is soothing and relaxing and there is plenty of secure free car parking close by.

I also see clients on behalf of insurance agencies.

Training, qualifications & experience

Cert Ed in Education. 1980

B.Ed in Education.1983

Certificate in Counselling Skills 2000

Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling 2005

Post Graduate Counselling Children and Young People 2006

Graduate Diploma in Supervision

Ongoing Continuing Professional Development ( in accordance with BACP requirements)

Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. (MBACP)

CRB checked (enhanced disclosure)

Full Indemnity Insurance.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


I offer new clients a free introductory thirty minute meeting either by Face to face or telephone so we can talk, and be able to ask any questions .This is to ensure that counselling will be beneficial to you and that you feel comfortable entering into a therapeutic relationship.

Counselling sessions are usually fifty minutes long and are £50.00 for individual counselling, £60 for CBT Therapy and £70 for couple counselling.
Concessions are available for trainee counsellors.

Clinical Supervision sessions are 1.5 hours in duration and are £ 60.00
Concessions are available for student counsellors.
Please feel free to contact me for further details.

Further information

I have 25 years experience in teaching.

Maps & Directions

Ossett, WF5
Wakefield, WF1 2SD

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


weekdays and evening availabilty.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am  qualified in Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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