Sarah Bailes ( BA Hons, MBACP, PG Dip)
Life can be complex and difficult and the navigation of the tricky times can sometimes feel overwhelming. Counselling can help with this. I will listen to all that you want to say without judgement but with kindness and consideration. The therapy session will be your time to be heard and supported. It could be that you are feeling anxious and that unhelpful thoughts are getting in the way of your every day life. Or maybe you feel depressed and lacking in motivation to engage with the world. Some people come into counselling because life has taken an unexpected and difficult turn, talking about what is happening with an experienced counsellor like me, can be hugely beneficial. If you come to see me, together we will unpack the difficulties and allow you the space and time to learn more about yourself and how things could be different.
I know that finding the right therapist can be challenge; it is helpful to find someone you trust and with whom you can build a relationship. I offer an introductory session of £20 so that you have the chance to get to know me a little before starting therapy. My website sarahbailes.com has more information about me and how I work. I would also be happy to have a chat on the phone to discuss what I can offer.
Training, qualifications & experience
My original career was in advertising and during this time I worked for the Samaritans. Having started my new career in 2011, I was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling by the University Of Brighton in 2016. I currently work both in private practice and at a charity supporting those who have experienced pregnancy related loss. I have also worked in colleges as a school counsellor, so have specific experience of working with young people. I work as a person centered counsellor and am experienced in working with individuals and couples.
I am a registered member of the BACP and I adhere to the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Counselling Professionals. I am fully insured. I think it is important to keep learning and therefore make sure I attend as much professional development opportunities and training courses as possible.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fees are £50 per session for individuals and £60 for couples.
I also offer a small number of low-cost counselling places per week - please contact me if this applies to you.
During the restrictions due to Covid-19 epidemic, I have moved my practice online and offer sessions either by Zoom or FaceTime. I will be back offering face to face sessions as soon as things improve.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime sessions available, and some evening.
Types of client