Sara von Sommaruga Young Persons Counsellor BACP Accredited

Sara von Sommaruga  Young Persons Counsellor BACP Accredited

Young People And Families Counselling Service
Ship Street Doctors Surgery
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 4EE

07862 706 426

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Young People And Families Counselling Service
Ship Street Doctors Surgery
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 4EE

07862 706 426

About me

   Want to be a happier and closer family? Explore difficulties and improve communication?

We all experience difficult times in our lives and struggle to cope on our own.  During these times we could benefit from talking to a counsellor.

My counselling training specialised in working with children and young people and I have nine years experience counselling young people. I have been working at the doctors' surgery for the past four years, providing individual and group counselling sessions to young people between the ages of 11-22 and supporting their families. The surgery welcomes people who are not patients to use the counselling service.

I help individuals, parents, parental couples and families to deal with a variety of issues such as, school refusal, suicidal thoughts/attempts, self-harm, early trauma and its effects, depression, anxiety/stress, low self-esteem, sexual identity, relationship difficulties, separation/divorce, reconstituted families, bereavement and psychosomatic disorders or symptoms. I provide short and long term counselling.

As well as my private practise I also manage counselling services in two large comprehensive secondary schools for 10 years and co-ordinate and supervise a trainee school counsellor placement programme. I also offer individual and group clinical supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors.

I am also a trained Suzuki flute teacher and fine arts graduate. I use all these skills when working with young people and children.

Why not give me a ring and ask any questions that you might have about your child attending counselling. I also offer a free initial meeting so that your child can decide whether I am the right counsellor for them.

        Together we will explore and resolve difficulties and find a way forward

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling for Children and Adolescents,University of London
  • Diploma in Group Supervision
  • Specialised in working with young people
  • Eleven years experience counselling young people
  • Accredited Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
  • Completed foundation course in Group Analysis, Institute of Group Analysis, London
  • Qualified as Suzuki flute teacher with American Suzuki Institute
  • BA in Fine Arts, Auckland University, New Zealand
  • Continued professional
    Child Protection Training
    Self-Harm Training

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Individuals: £50-60
Support Group for Parents/Carers: price negotiable
Parental couple/families: £55 - £65

Clinical Supervision
Individual - £45
Group - £30
Trainee Counsellor - Reduced rate

Further information

Appointments are usually held weekly at a regular time which is convenient to you.

I hold CRB Enhanced Disclosure to work with children and young people

Maps & Directions

East Grinstead, RH19 4EE

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Please feel welcome to ring me anytime, leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible.

Types of client

Young people