About me

As an Integrative Counsellor, I work with different theories depending on your needs but the core of my work is the relationship we develop between us. It is an essential part of growth and change and this will be the start of our work, building a relationship where you can feel safe, be seen, be heard, be accepted and be understood.

Our past impacts both our present and our future so together we will explore yours to better understand it's impact upon you. This will enable you to not only have a better understanding and acceptance of self but to live with your past and not be governed by it. We will work at your pace, exploring what you need to explore whilst challenging thoughts and behaviours. I am empathic, seeing the world through your eyes to better understand what it is to be you. I am also a lover of nature and work within the natural environment sometimes integrating it into our work.

I currently offer three ways of working together: THE GARDEN ROOM, Sparham - Based in our garden, The Garden Room is a comfortable and calming space surrounded by the relaxing sights and sounds of nature which can allow stress and anxiety to dissipate. This can enable our relationship to develop and deepen, a crucial part of our work together. WALK AND TALK - Excercise releases endorphins and being outdoors is a natural de-stressor so this form of therapy can be incredibly beneficial. We can walk around the village of Sparham  (a very gentle walk), Foxley Woods (with the exception of Thursdays) or Sparham Pools (this one requires a good level of fitness). Suitable attire will be required as the Walk and Talk takes place whatever the weather unless it is extreme. ZOOM - Some people feel safer working on-line, particularly during the pandemic, but also the screen can offer a barrier which can lessen anxiety and help calm you.

You can contact me via email or telephone; if I am unavailable, please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as I can. Please note, I do not always check my messages at the weekend. I offer the first session at the reduced rate of £25; this gives us the opportunity to discuss your needs and expectations and how we can work together to achieve those goals. If we are both happy to proceed, we will book your regular time slot; sessions are usually weekly to develop the relationship. I can offer some flexibility for those who work shifts.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling
- Middlesex University

Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- City College Peterborough

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- City College Peterborough

Awareness in Bereavement Care: A Foundation Course

- Cruse Bereavement Care

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Photos & videos


From £40.00 to £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Each session lasts for 50 minutes and cost £40 during the hours of 9am-5pm.
I also offer limited evening sessions from 5pm to 9pm which cost £50. Our first session is offered at the reduced rate of £25 and will take place in The Garden Room.
I have limited concessional prices for students and members of the farming community. Please contact me for further details.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I can see clients during the day and selected evenings either at my home in our Garden Room, on Zoom or Walk and Talk in Sparham and the surrounding area.

1 Main Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults


Sarah Barker

Sarah Barker