Sarah Barnes

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Derby, DE22 1ER
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a person-centred counsellor offering psychotherapy for adults (18+) and couples from my private practice based in Darley Abbey, Derby.  A safe, confidential and non-judgemental counselling service promoting freedom of choice.

We can agree to work on an open-ended basis or for an agreed period of time.  If you would like to set therapeutic goals to enable you to monitor your progress then this is an option.

I offer appointments from Monday to Thursday from 8am, with final session of the day starting at 7.45pm. There is parking available on site, the location is served by major bus routes and is within walking distance of the University of Derby.  My therapy room is based on the ground floor and is easily accessible.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor with a BA(Hons) degree in Humanistic Counselling Practice from the University of Nottingham.  I have further training in: Disordered eating; Suicide and Self harm; Gestalt Theory and Practice; Working with Anxiety; Working with Anger; Goal Setting in Therapy; Online Therapy; Single Session Therapy; Working with Complex Trauma.

I currently work in private practice and have done so for 7 years.  I have experience working within a well-established and respected voluntary counselling organisation for 6 years, engaged in therapeutic relationships with a diverse and complex adult client base.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual Counselling:

Initial session: £40 (60 minute session), thereafter
Individual counselling: £45 (50 minute session)

Couples Counselling:

Initial session: £45 (60 minute session), thereafter
Couples counselling:  £55 (60 minute session)

I offer a number of concessionary places at £40 per 50 minute session for student therapists who are required to engage in personal counselling as part of their training and are able to attend between 9am to 4pm

All fees settled at the start of each session.
Cancellations: I ask for payment of the full fee for cancellations with less than 48 hours notice.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer appointments from Monday to Thursday from 8am, with final session of the day starting at 7.45pm.

Further information

Sometimes in life it's difficult to cope perhaps due to a sudden change or crisis, or because of longer term issues and talking with friends or family may not be helping.  Everyone is unique and therapy is a personal process.  By entering into a therapeutic relationship together, you may better understand your thoughts and feelings, begin to recognise repeated patterns of behaviour in a safe and confidential space.

By knowing ourselves better, we are better able to engage in the world more honestly and productively while coping with our difficulties better. This enables us to recognise and acknowledge what we can control, while also learning to acknowledge and accept what we can’t. Through therapy we learn to tolerate life’s ups and down better, enhance our self-knowledge, improve our relationships, give up old habits and repetitions that no longer work for us. Psychotherapy can help us to find meaning in our lives so we can live them with more purpose, leaving lasting and profound result through all aspects of life.

I have experience in such issues as:  depression, bereavement, grief and loss, domestic violence, physical, emotional and sexual abuse, anger, stress, low self-esteem and low self-confidence, post traumatic stress, disordered eating, anxiety, shame, relationship issues, self-harm.

Duffield Road, Darley Abbey, Derby, DE22 1ER

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Online therapy sessions Phone therapy sessions Walk and talk therapy sessions for existing clients only

Sarah Barnes
Sarah Barnes