Sara Gordon, MBACP, UUFdSc Counselling, Clinical Supervisor
Welcome to my counselling profile.
Counselling is a commitment, there is no getting around the fact it will require you to invest financially, emotionally and of course with your time.
I am a professional, qualified, integrative counsellor providing a counselling service in Glarryford, Ballymena. I have a purpose built private facility, which ensures client confidentiality and discretion from parking to appointment making your confidentiality assured. I follow all the current GPRD recommendations and beyond making sure you feel secure and safe when you attend me for your sessions.
I am passionate about counselling and the benefits which can be obtained from it. I am not a fan of jargon and technical terms, I feel they only confuse and create misunderstanding. I prefer to be real, genuine and understandable when working with clients and supervisees.
In 2007 my life was turned upside down when my husband died suddenly. I sought help from a variety of counsellors and agencies, some which helped a lot and some that I struggled to connect with. As I grieved and tried to make sense of my new life, and find solutions for myself and young children, I found good counselling made me feel supported, pro-active and empowered.
As a result of my successful counselling I decided to leave my job and re-train as a counsellor in order to help and empower others. Counselling has came a long way in 10 years, there have been advancements in counselling approaches and strategies and I am constantly working to keep my knowledge up to date with all the wonderful new techniques and styles that are helpful in providing clients with new levels of understanding.
In 2018, I successfully studied and completed CPCAB level 6 in Clinical Supervision. This qualifications allows me to support and enrich other counsellors with their client work in a one to one and group settings. In 2019 I have began lecturing with Northern Regional College on their level 4 counselling course on a part-time basis.
Currently I offer one to one client sessions addressing a variety of issues and problems, providing a confidential, comfortable, safe place for you to reflect and concentrate on yourself and your life experiences without judgement or pressure. I use elements from person centred, CBT and psychodynamic counselling approaches to tailor each session to meet your individual need.
I encourage you to move at your own pace and direct the sessions in the direction you feel most comfortable. I feel at the heart of successful therapy is the relationship between the client and counsellor. If you don't feel at ease with your counsellor it is time to find another one!
I offer counselling appointments in a rural location and also facilitate evening appointments. I offer immediate appointments where necessary. In certain circumstances with a background check and travel allowance, home visits can be arranged.
I am a member of the BACP and adhere to their guidelines regarding my practice and ethics.
When you call to arrange an appointment you will speak directly to me, we can arrange a time and place which is suitable to you. If you get the answer machine please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively you can email me securely on email@example.com.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Training, qualifications & experience
Enhanced Access NI police check
Certificate in Counselling Skills
ASIST suicide training
FdSc in Counselling
CPCAB Level 5 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
CPCAB Level 6 Clinical Supervision
I have experience working with teenagers in a Secondary School setting and I have also worked in a Health Centre seeing a diverse range of clients with a wide range of issues and situations.
I deal a lot with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, bereavement and unhelpful patterns of behaviour.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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£50 per individual counselling session
£70 per couples session
£50 per 90 min clinical supervision session
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me via telephone or e-mail, I will be only to happy to explain my service to you in greater detail.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
"I was so nervous about meeting Sara, I should not have been, she put me at ease very quickly and continued to be there for me throughout a very difficult time in my life, we worked on my anxiety and it was brought under control surprisingly quickly. I only wish I had came to see her sooner" ANON
"Best thing I ever did" ANON
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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9am - 9pm Monday to Friday
Types of client