Sarah Bailes ( BA Hons, MBACP, PG Dip)

Sarah Bailes ( BA Hons, MBACP, PG Dip)

Hove Therapy Rooms
Second Floor
69 Church Road

The Bloomsbury Clinic
The Barn
Newmans Gardens
West Sussex
BN44 3RN

(+44) 7771 506070

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About me

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 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.

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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.

Further information

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

Hove, BN3 2BB
Steyning, BN44 3RN

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

At the Steyning practice there is wheelchair access


Daytime sessions available, and some evening.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults