Sally Nares NCS Accred.

Sally Nares NCS Accred.



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About me

What I can help with

Helping clients to overcome or manage anxiety, depression, stress, OCD and my specific area of interest is the impact that modern daily life has on stress and anxiety.

My own experience of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Like most of us I have experienced and overcome personal challenges in my life. Cognitive behavioural therapy helped me to understand how my thinking was effecting my emotions and behaviours. That is not to say that I no longer experience painful emotions during times of stress, because I do, but learning to notice these emotions and not to react to them has helped me to adapt a more flexible, positive attitude and resilience in the face of challenges.

What to expect in a first session

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is often referred to as a "talking therapy" and not surprisingly the first session is where you clients will talk to me about their problems and how they are impacting on their life.  At the end of the session we will agree to work with one another and typically the client will be given something to keep them motivated in between sessions.  Typically sessions will be between 8-12 weeks and these can be weekly or spread out fortnightly or monthly depending on client preference and budget.

What are the client's goals?

Clients are encouraged to think about what their personal goal is in coming to therapy and what they want to get out of it.

How does Cognitive Behaviour therapy work?

CBT focuses on thoughts, feelings and behaviours and how our negative and unhelpful thinking styles impact on our life.  Our perception or viewpoint of particular situations or people can sometimes be negative and unrealistic.  By helping clients to recognise their unhelpful thinking styles we work together on strategies to help them change their perspective enabling them to be more accepting of their situation and those around them.

My style

My style is collaborative and non judgemental and I give my clients a safe space to discuss their problems with me in the strictest of confidence.

Integrative therapies alongside Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and integrate other therapies such as Compassion Focused therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindful and Relaxation into my practice as appropriate.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been in private practice for 4 years. I take my professional personal development seriously and regularly attend courses and conference to keep up to date with my areas of specific interest and the latest thinking in therapy world.

I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist holding an Advanced Diploma (Distinction) in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and a Diploma in Integrative Therapy (Distinction) from the College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies based in Bath and London.

I qualified in 2016 and prior to that I was working as a student under supervision for 2 years.

I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (membership number NCS16-02934).

Member organisations

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  • My Therapy Room


My fee is £50 per session (1 hour).  I offer concessions subject to availability.

Maps & Directions

Ilminster, TA19

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No


Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 5.00pm and Friday morning. Evening appointments available by prior arrangement.

Types of client

Older adults