Sally Sweeney - Dip.Couns MBACP
Hello, my name is Sally - I am a person centred counsellor with many years experience supporting adults, young people and children in various roles, including in schools, community and mental health settings.
I understand how precious the individual support of a warm, accepting person can be when you are struggling, distressed, or perhaps feeling unable to make the changes you want in your life.
When I worked with children and young people experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties, I tried hard to carve out these invaluable moments for the children in my care.
As a counsellor, I feel privileged that I am now able to offer this nurturing relationship to my clients and I look forward to welcoming you to my comfortable counselling room, where I believe I can support you in finding your own way through your current difficulties.
Finding the right person for you may seem a daunting, bewildering process, so why not take the opportunity to come for a free half hour session to see if you feel we could work well together.
I am a warm and approachable counsellor. My aim is to enable you to talk freely and to feel really listened to, encouraged and supported, and even sometimes challenged. As a person centred counsellor, I believe that through developing a genuine, empathic relationship I can support you to explore your thoughts and feelings, thereby empowering you to understand and resolve the difficulties which brought you into counselling.
Depending on your individual needs, I can also integrate aspects of other approaches, such as CBT, into our work.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Therapy
- Advanced Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Certificate of Education - Qualified Teacher Status
- Shared Reading Facilitator (The Reader Organisation)
Having completed 3 yrs accredited training, I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. This means you can feel confident that I comply with their Code of Ethics, attend regular supervision and undertake continuing professional development.
I am currently working as a counsellor with Cornwall Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC) where my clients currently include men and women aged between 16 -70.
Other recent training
- ASIST - suicide prevention training
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Recently enrolled on Post Graduate Diploma in Traumatology and PTSD
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£35 - 1 hr
free initial consultation ( 1/2 hr)
I was born in Cornwall and then spent several years away, first as a student in Wales then in London working with young people. In addition to my work in education, I have also used my deep love of reading, and my belief in the therapeutic benefits it can bring, to facilitate shared reading groups in a range of mental health settings.
I was fortunate in bringing up my family back in Cornwall, where the sea is a constant source of pleasure, and I love to swim in it or walk along the coast whenever I can.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Parking - some on- street spaces outside, free car park nearby. Train station - 300yds
Some early morning and evening sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Types of client