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Sara-Jane McLeish

Carlisle CA3 & Wigton CA7
07845 218889 07845 218889

About me

A qualified person-centred counsellor, I provide a friendly and confidential environment, offering clients a safe place to explore their deepest thoughts and feelings. I have experience in working with depression and anxiety, a wide range of mental health issues, bereavement, terminally ill and those coping with or living with illness. I feel very passionate about my counselling work and my sole focus is on working with each individual to help them find whatever it is they need from our time together.


I will work with you to understand your experiences from your point of view. It is my aim to provide a safe place for you to explore your feelings and share any thoughts and issues you may have. The hope is that through sharing you will start to feel better and more in charge of your own feelings and life. During our sessions I will be non-directive, believing that you have the ability to make the right choices for yourself regardless of my own values, beliefs and ideas.


Anyone interested in working with me should call or email to book a free introductory 20 minute session, we will talk about what you want to get out of counselling and see whether or not you feel comfortable working with me, if you are happy to continue we can set up a second session and arrange to meet with you on a weekly or fortnighly basis, whichever works best for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a post graduate diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Cumbria. I can also use minfulness techniques with clients, this can help reduce anxiety and panic attacks and also lower feelings of depression.

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

  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy


£40 per hour

£30 per hour (Students)



Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Day appointments available, please get in touch for more information.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Sara-Jane McLeish

Sara-Jane McLeish