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About me

Hello, I'm Sara and thank you for visiting my profile.

Beginning your counselling journey can feel overwhelming and daunting, however you have taken the first step in looking after you and that is something to feel proud of. I believe we all need a space to communicate freely and to be heard without judgement.  Therefore I offer an open minded, down to earth counselling environment, where I aim to provide a safe, confidential space for you to focus on you. This time provides you with the opportunity to explore any feelings and emotions which may feel overbearing, confusing or painful; giving you the chance to gain some peace and clarity.

As an integrative therapist I use various methods to suit your needs, and have confidence that you are the expert in your life.  It is my role to provide you with the right conditions, tools and support to enable you to heal and live as your true authentic self.

Walk and Talk Therapy

Being outdoors is a great way to connect with yourself; the combination of regular walking, which boosts stress-busting endorphins and using your senses for grounding work supports you in being present, reduces stress hormones, can alleviate mild depression and boost self esteem. Combine your walk with your therapy and you have the opportunity to explore your headspace in open and mindful environment.

Online/Phone

Being able to access counselling from the comfort of your own home has been an integral part of this past year, not only does it help to combat the issue of ‘face to face' counselling but it can also help those who find it difficult to leave the house, or who often struggle for time in a busy world. All the same aspects of face to face counselling are adhered to during these sessions.

If you aren’t sure what type of counselling to go for, feel free to email or call me to enquire and we can discuss any queries you have in more detail.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience of working with:

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Baby Loss
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • End of Life
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Homelessness
  • Life Skills and Management
  • Trauma
  • Rape and Sexual Violence
  • Relationships
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Self Esteem and Concept
  • Self Harm
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Suicide
  • Work Related Issues

Training and qualifications:

  • Counselling Skills Level 2
  • Counselling Studies Level 3
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • BA Hons (2:1) in Early Childhood Studies
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Care Skills:

  • Anxiety
  • Behaviours that Challenge
  • End of Life
  • GDPR
  • Mental Health
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Safeguarding and Protection

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Walk and Talk Therapy

Fees

From £25.00 to £35.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • I offer a FREE initial 30 minute consultation.

Looking for the right counsellor is key to your journey; both of us need to connect and feel comfortable with one another to allow the therapeutic process to take place. Therefore this free 30 minute session gives us both the opportunity to explore your needs and for you to ask any questions or discuss any concerns you may have.

  • Zoom/Phone Sessions £25 for 1 session (50 minutes)/£135 for a block of 6 sessions
  • Walk and Talk Therapy £35 for 1 session (50minutes)

Concessions:

  • Key Workers 
  • Low Income

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Last Walk and Talk Session is 5pm

Last Night Session is 8pm

Catton Road
Swadlincote
Derbyshire
DE12

Ashbourne
Derbyshire
DE6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Zoom
Skype
Whatsapp
Sara Abusamra (BACP Member, Therapeutic Diploma, Walk and Talk Therapy)

Sara Abusamra (BACP Member, Therapeutic Diploma, Walk and Talk Therapy)