Sally Kirkbright MBACP
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 thirteen 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 for EAP's and am experienced with Solution Focused Therapy.
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,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 have rooms in the city centre of Wakefield, which are near Westgate train station and the bus station. There are also plenty of car parks nearby.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Jungian therapy
- Person-centred therapy
I offer new clients a free introductory thirty minute meeting either by SKYPE 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 and £60 for couples.
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.
I have 25 years experience in teaching.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
weekdays and evening availabilty.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am qualified in Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision.