Sara Emsley

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Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6NQ
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About me

Hello there, finding the courage to ask for help and finding the right person for you can be a massive challenge. Please read a little more about me and if my areas of experience match your needs, we can arrange a free initial talk.

Please email me to have any questions or concerns answered.

I qualified in Person Centred Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT in 2017, we can work together with you in the driving seat, at your pace, or if you need more direction in a structured format to gain control of certain areas, then CBT may plan your way.

I am qualified and experienced in working with grief and loss. This has a broad reach, from the death of someone close, long-term care of a loved one, loss of a marriage, job loss, disability and many more. I help you to come to terms with the change or helping you to find a new way to live as we thrive with connection and a loss can turn us inward. I strive to help you with trusting to open up.

I have been working for a Mental Health Charity for the last 9 years supporting in various roles, from preventing suicide, specific support groups, wellbeing courses and Management.

I spent a year counselling people in a refuge after domestic abuse, many years working for a bereavement charity and I have had various training in Mental Health, MH First Aid and Emergency First Aid.

Through my work, I have specialised in Trauma Resilience Management TRiM. I have worked alongside the Care System in Shropshire, including staff in the NHS and Shropshire Council. I have supported hundreds of people after traumatic events including COVID-19, major traffic accidents and life-changing disability or constant work stress. I only provide TRiM through the charity but work with trauma in my counselling practice.

I can combine my above experience with my 2-year Shamanic Practitioner training completed in 2008 and various energy training.  I can work in this way giving you the whole experience, both mind, body and spiritual healing as an extra dimension.

This may be for you or not, we can walk and talk in the quiet countryside where I am based or in my safe space.

My focus is helping you find your inner voice, your life's purpose and your unique way to heal and shine. I work with you to explore your potential and develop your inner resources and creativity. Helping you work through your feelings and change negative energy into a creative direction.

I am based at  Broadmeadow Holistic Centre 10 miles south of Shrewsbury on the A49, surrounded by trees, fields, horses, goats, dogs, chickens, a stream, and even a stone circle, with beautiful views of the South Shropshire Hills.

I have a private relaxing and safe space there. This is not shared and the location keeps your privacy. There is adequate parking right next to my room, or if you are being dropped off and picked up they can spend time in the nearby Pound Inn or walking in the countryside at Broadmeadow. 

There are 3 steps up to get into my room and toilets nearby.

I provide one-off or regular meetings to suit your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • ABC Level 4 Dip Therapeutic Counselling 2017
  • AIM Awards Level 4 Dip CBT (QCF) 2016
  • ABC Level 3 Cert Counselling Skills 2014
  • ABC Level 2 Cert Counselling Skills 2013
  • Foundation course in Bereavement Care
  • Domestic Abuse Awareness & Freedom Programme 2016
  • NCFE Level 2 Cert in Mental Health Awareness 2015
  • Ascentis Level 2 Cert in Awareness in Bereavement  2013
  • Clear Solutions Level 2 Adult Safeguarding  2021
  • MHFA Mental Health First Aid 2017
  • The Sacred Trust 2 year Shamanic Practitioner Course  2008
  • DNA TRiM Trauma Resilience Management Practitioner  2020

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£45.00 - £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students

Additional information

Free call to discuss how I may help.

Fees are £45 for an hour.

If you pre-pay 6x sessions then one session is free each time you book. making each session £37.50. plus an extra 20% off for concessions, making the session price £30 (x6)

Payment is made before the session through bank transfer 

Further information

By Car We are on Google maps

From the North/Shrewsbury we are immediately left after the sign for Leebotwood, as in the picture, before The Pound Inn.

From the South/Ludlow, we are the small turning after the Inn and the two brick houses on your right.

Turn in and turn right.

There is the drive gate, which is closed but unlocked, please go right to the end of the drive to reach the Holistic Centre car park, park up and go through the large gates to my Counselling Caravan.

By Bus:

There is a bus stop in either direction next to The Pound Inn. There is a passageway to the left of the Inn in between the pub and the next house, walk down there into the car park and my Counselling Caravan is right in front.

Broad Meadow Holistic Centre, Leebotwood, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6NQ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Sara Emsley
Sara Emsley