About me

Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, panic attacks, challenging life transitions, loss? Do you feel stuck? Do you have unresolved family issues? Talking to a counsellor can help. I offer a safe, warm and non-judgemental space where we can explore your difficulties with the aim of understanding more about your feelings, thoughts and behaviour - enabling you to move forward with your life with a greater sense of well being and new strategies for navigating this complex world!

My approach is Humanistic and Integrative, meaning that I draw upon theories from other approaches to tailor my work to each individual client's needs. In addition to private practice I work in a primary school as a counsellor. I have an enhanced DBS certificate, am in regular supervision and abide by the ethical framework of BACP .My work with children incorporates therapeutic play and creative activities.

I have a comfortable, private therapy room where we can meet. I can also offer home visits. Our work together can be short or long term.

Training, qualifications & experience

Fd Sc in Counselling.

Diploma in Sand-tray therapy

Diploma in Hospital Play therapy

30 years experience working in schools/hospitals.

Currently working as school counsellor in South Gloucestershire.

Private practice working with adults/ young people for 3 years.

Member organisations


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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy




Weekday and evening sessions available.

Telephone and Facetime sessions  also offered.

Further information

Telephone and Facetime/skype sessions offered.


Key details

Sign language
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Home visits offered.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Sara Alhadeff

Sara Alhadeff