Sara Wells

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Chorlton M21 & Altrincham WA14
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About me

I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor. I offer a warm, open-minded and non-judgemental space for adults to share and explore issues in confidence. My approach is integrative and tailored to the specific needs and circumstances of each client.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, a Postgraduate Certificate in Psychological Counselling, a Masters's Degree in Social Work, a Diploma in Applied Mental Health (Postgraduate Level 7) and a Diploma in Transactional Analysis from an Integrative Perspective (Postgraduate Level 7) awarded by Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy.

My professional background is in NHS mental health services. I have 18 years of experience working as a mental health practitioner in both community and hospital settings and have worked with a wide range of severe and enduring mental health issues, seeing people from crisis to recovery.

I began my psychotherapy training in 2019 and have held a private practice for the past 15 months.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics. I am currently working towards accreditation with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

My focus is primarily on the person, rather than the problem. So, I work with whatever issues my clients choose to bring to therapy. My practise is very much tailored to the specific needs of the individual, whether the problems are in relationships, struggles with identity, low mood, motivation, issues around food, addiction, or feelings of alienation in the world, for example. My focus is always on the therapeutic relationship, building a space in which clients can feel free to explore whatever issues are important to them.


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free initial telephone consultation.

When I work

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I work Thursdays in Chorlton and Fridays in Altrincham. Please get in touch to discuss availability.

Further information

I value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and warmly welcome people from all backgrounds. My practice is a safe haven for anyone who might feel marginalised, providing a supportive and nurturing environment.

I have a special interest and training in working with people who are childless-not-by-choice.

The Wellbeing Centre, Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy, 464a Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, M21 9AL

Room 3, Grosvenor House, 22 Grafton Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1DU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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