Sally Kirkbright

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Wakefield, WF4 1AB
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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 space in which individuals, couples, and children can explore issues in confidence and at a pace that matches and respects their needs.

I am currently taking new clients and can offer face to face, zoom, telephone, or walk and talk therapy sessions.

My office is in beautiful National Trust surroundings and is very calm and serene.

I provide face to face therapy at my office where there is plenty of free parking and  a confidential environment which is Covid Secure. 

I provide online/telephone counselling  via a secure video platform. This enables you to access therapy in a place that feels safe and convenient for you. I believe that it is just as effective as therapy in person and that there are many additional advantages such as:

You are not restricted by location.

You can choose the right therapist for you, rather than having to base your choice on them being geographically close.

Therapists who work online are often able to offer more flexibility in appointment times (early mornings or evenings for example).

Accessing therapy from your home means you can be comfortable in your own surroundings with no need to travel to a counsellor’s premises.

Physical disabilities or psychological difficulties are no barrier to you getting the support you need.

You may feel safer to talk and more at ease, when in your own home.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me for more details

I also offer Walk and Talk therapy inNational Trust  beautiful surrounding.

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

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.

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
I am currently completing OCST4 online Counselling.
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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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
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£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer new clients a free introductory thirty minute meeting either by online 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 £55.00 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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I have 25 years experience in teaching.

Yorkshire House, Nostell Estate Yard, Wakefield, WF4 1AB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

 I currently  offer supervision face to face at my office in Nostell Priory,by zoom video meeting, telephone or walk and talk therapy.

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Sally Kirkbright
Sally Kirkbright