Sally Loaring

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MA MBACP Psychotherapist/Counsellor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

York YO24 & YO31
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I believe that when people talk change can happen.

You may be questioning long held assumptions, or want to make sense of patterns you have noticed in your life and relationships.

Looking at these with someone can be transformative. 

For a range of reasons, we often experience feelings of disconnection or difficulty in connecting to others in a meaningful way – whether in personal, social or work contexts. Exploring these feelings can offer the opportunity to understand the underlying reasons.

Perhaps you notice you constantly ignore your own needs, put others first or that you are feeling put upon by others and not living your ‘real life’. Talking with someone can really help.

Finding the right person for you to work with can be a daunting task. I'm a relational psychotherapist and work pluralistically, keeping in mind your goals and the areas of your life you would like to focus on. Every therapeutic relationship is unique; it combines client (you) with the therapist (me) and together this can model new ways of being. 

I care very much for how you feel about your early life experiences and making sense of these early relationships that can impact later in life. 

I work with clients on a long or short term basis - it depends on what you would like to achieve. I am acutely aware of the cost of living crisis and the cost of therapy as an outlay (or investment). An open discussion at an initial assessment session can help establish what you would like to achieve. 

Training, qualifications & experience

MA Psychotherapy and Counselling (University of Leeds) 

PGCert Counselling and Interpersonal Skills (Leeds Beckett University) 

BA (Hons) American Studies and English Literature (Brunel University) 

I have an MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling from the University of Leeds and a background in senior management in the cut and thrust world of commercial environments so I understand well the pressure and strains which occur as a result of work based stress. I'm also compassionate and caring and place you at the heart of our work. 

I work in a trauma informed way, prioritising safety and the professional integrity of our relationship. Research has indicated time and time again that the success of therapeutic work is based on the quality of the client/therapist relationship. 

I adhere to the BACP's ethical framework. 

Member organisations

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

Therapies offered


£60.00 per session

Additional information

Sessions are 50 minutes. 

Further information

I work with a range of clients across three locations in York; Dringhouses, Gillygate and Heworth, as well as Malton, North Yorkshire and also online.

I have experience of working with those experiencing depression and anxiety, loss, victims of crime, survivors of domestic and sexual abuse/violence. I have a special interest in Boarding School Survivors and the impact that these interrupted early experiences and relationships have in later life. 

York, North Yorkshire, YO24

York, North Yorkshire, YO31

Type of session

In person


Sally Loaring
Sally Loaring