Sarah Burley

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Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2DW
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

As a qualified specialist Counsellor for children and young people I am passionate about their mental health and wellbeing.

I provide a welcoming, safe and confidential space to explore whatever brings you to counselling.

As well as the 'traditional' talking-therapy, I offer a creative element to therapy with art materials, play etc where we are able to explore thoughts, feelings or emotions in creative, but also therapeutic, ways.

My practice is Person-Centred and each child or young person is valued as the unique individual that they are. My aim is to support them in exploring what is happening in their lives by listening free from judgement.

I have worked with children and young people for many years, including as a School Counsellor within a Secondary school as well as support for young people at Hills Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge.

I am able to offer one-to-one counselling for children and young people, up to the age of 25, at Stortford Therapy Space in Bishops Stortford.

Initial Session

Feeling comfortable with your therapist or feeling comfortable leaving your child is something that I recognise as hugely important when choosing a therapist. After the initial contact, we will work together to arrange the first session that both child/young person and perhaps parent/carer are happy with.

You are under no obligation to attend for a set amount of sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • DipHE Counselling Children and Young People
  • Level 2 Suicide and Self-Harm
  • Level 2 Safeguarding
  • Enhanced DBS
  • Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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


£60.00 - £85.00

Additional information

Sessions are 50 minutes.

Free initial telephone consultation.

I also offer limited spaces for those with restricted budgets, please feel free to speak to me about availability of these.

Further information

Public liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance

Regular Supervision in line with BACP guidelines and adhere to their Ethical Framework for good practice.

Stortford Therapy Space, 16B Hockerill Street, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2DW

Type of session

In person
Sarah Burley
Sarah Burley