Sara Llewellyn (MSc, PG Dip Couns Psyc, Adv Dip Hyp, MBACP)

Sara Llewellyn (MSc, PG Dip Couns Psyc, Adv Dip Hyp, MBACP)

Stoke On Trent

07707 240 895

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Stoke On Trent

07707 240 895

About me

Hi I'm Sara at Love to Live Therapies, thank you for visiting me here today, if you would like to find out a bit more about who I am and how I work or if you would like to book a reduced price introductory appointment please continue to read on and please feel free to contact me for further details.

My aim is to help and support you with your aim.
I am trained in many different therapies to help and heal those I support. We are all unique we hurt and heal in our own personal way.

I offer traditional counselling alongside holistic therapies and hypnotherapy.

Where do our sessions take place?
I work from my home in my counselling room which is a lovely calm safe place for our counselling time together. I offer appointments Monday - Friday from 9am - 9pm.

I know how important it is for your therapy to fit around your work, childcare and life commitments so I keep a flexible diary where you choose when and how often to have an appointment.

How many sessions will I need?I think it can be helpful to meet once a week to begin with but sometimes life commitments or finances mean we can't do that so its important that we plan the sessions around your needs and lifestyle, ultimately it's whatever works best for you and you are the best judge of that. You are in control of your therapy, you choose how often to have an appointment, how many sessions and when is best for you.

Hypnotherapy sessions.
'what type of hypnotherapy do you require?' - well, the number of sessions will vary depending on your requirements, they will be agreed beforehand completion of the whole course is very important.

For example:

  • for hypno birthing 2 or 3 sessions may be needed depending on the person.
  • for hypno gastric band fitting the course is based on 8 sessions with the option of the band adjustment sessions if necessary.

Fees are of course based on the number of sessions, its best to discuss these in an introductory appointment where we can work your needs and suitability for hypnotherapy.

If you are unable to travel to counselling for whatever reason.We can arrange telephone counselling sessions or in some cases it may be possible to meet in your own home.

Some of the ways in which I may help you:

  • Counselling (MSc)
  • Listening
  • Reflecting
  • Understanding
  • Creative Counsellor (PCEAT Advanced Cert)
  • Expressive
  • Multi sensory
  • With or without words
  • Hypnotherapist (Ad DipHyp)
  • Healing
  • Motivating
  • Soothing
  • Teaching.

Creative Therapy
For creative therapy we may work in my creative space which has paper, paints and
brushes, play dough and pastels, a treasure trove of things expressive.

Walk and Talk therapy
We may also work together with nature, walking outdoors or being in an outdoor environment using the garden as our outdoor time together. I also run Nature Wellbeing Workshops for small groups.

Nature is really therapeutic it can really enhance our time together and offers many uplifting benefits but not everyone likes to include it in our therapy so when we meet we can discuss which therapies you may like to choose to help you achieve your aim.

Training, qualifications & experience

In a nutshell
I have lived life's rich and  challenging tapestry of experiences, I have been loved and love, I have been hurt and healed, we are all human, we have our own unique life experience which can sometimes feel confusing and maybe overwhelming.

'I am here to help you on your journey, how may I help you at this time?'

More detailed information regarding my counselling training:

I have worked with children in Primary education specialising in Social and Emotional development before I decided to take my training further and offer counselling to adults. I trained at Keele University in Counselling Psychology attaining;

  • MSc - Counselling Psychology
  • PG Dip - Counselling Psychology
  • Certificate - Counselling

My MSc Research focussed on mind and body communications and how we can use our own innate skills to help ourselves both emotionally and physically.  I continued my research with the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH) where I learned how to use clinical hypnosis to help my clients with a variety of techniques and strategies. I achieved the;

  • Advanced University Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and Stress Management - with Staffordshire University

I then extended my training and have now completed my Level 1 PC Expressive Arts Therapy training

  • Level 1 PCEAT March 2016
  • Advanced cert 2017

Over the next two years I am training in Advanced PCEAT which means I can offer a much wider variety of creative sessions and workshops to those I already offer


  • Private Practice
  • Primary education - social and emotional development using the CBT based SEAL programme
  • One to one work with families displaced through war
  • Family Support Services

I have trained in other specialist areas including:

  • domestic violence
  • anger management
  • childhood sexual abuse

I continue to train using workshops and weekend training and continue to have links with Keele University as an Alumni supporting students.

  • 2015/16 training; Further creative therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Person Centered Expressive Arts Therapy; Introduction and Level 1 training (Advanced training 2016), Shamanism, Hypnotherapy research training days.
  • 2016/17
  • Advanced PCEAT, Shamanic training, hypnotherapy research days,
  • 2017/18
  • PCEAT Advanced Training

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with many areas of life not listed above please contact me for further information.


Introductory session - 1 hour - reduced price £20

£40 individuals 1 hour.
£50 per couple 1 hour.

Creative Therapy
Regular creative therapy session 1 hour - £45.

Please enquire if you would like to book longer sessions and/or workshops and group sessions fees are by arrangement.

£60 per hour per individual session.

For specific sessions eg hypno birthing, gastric band, alcohol stop etc block bookings can be made at a special price.

A limited number of concessionary places are available - please discuss before making an appointment

Please note evening appointments after 5pm have a small additional cost of £5.

If you have any queries or would like any further information please feel free to contact me.

Further information

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) working within their ethical framework. I have supervised practice, I am DBS checked and insured. 

I am also a member of the British Society for Clinical and Academic Hypnosis.

I am on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists which is accredited by the Department of Health and approved by The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. I take referrals for clients with health care insurance and can invoice the insurers directly (subject to agreement with the health care insurers) if required.

I keep a flexible appointment diary; however if you would like to be seen at the same time each week we can arrange that also.

If you would like to ask me any questions or need further information please feel free to contact me by phone or email. Please note I endeavour to respond to all enquiries, if you haven't received a response from me within 24 hours please check your spam box or let me know.

Maps & Directions

Stoke On Trent, ST12

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults