Sarah Burns Ad.Dip Coun, MA Dramatherapy, MNCS (Accred), HCPC
There are times when life is a struggle, obstacles block your path, feelings can be confusing, stressful and overwhelming. You may feel stuck or like you are going around in circles and are unsure of which way to move forward. At the same time there may be a sense there is more to life, more contentment, more ease, more joy, but you may feel lost, alone and unsure of how to get there.
I can step beside you on your journey to healing and provide a safe, nurturing and creative space in which to unravel and work through what’s getting in the way; to find greater insight, clarity and connection. I have extensive experience of working with people of all ages, including young people.
How I work
I offer a unique combination of verbal and arts therapies to creatively explore issues ranging from anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, addictions and self harm, trauma and abuse to low self esteem and confidence issues. Together we can tailor-make a way to work that feels right for you.
Sometimes words can get in the way of what you are feeling, or you cannot find ways to say what's happening inside. Creative methods such as using art materials, images, metaphor and story, using miniature objects, creative writing, music, drama can help you express the inexpressible. As a counsellor and creative arts therapist, I have the training and experience to help you explore both verbally and non verbally.
I am a warm, gentle, highly creative therapist, skilled in working with the whole person; body, mind and spirit. I believe you have the answers inside and my role is to facilitate your inner journey to health and well being.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Groupwork, MA Dramatherapy, Internal Family Systems therapy Level 1,2 and 3.
I am experienced at working in the following areas: complex trauma and abuse, addictions, loss and bereavement, mental health, young people, body image, low self esteem and personal development.
I am an accredited member of The National Counselling Society, HCPC and the British Association of Dramatherapists. I attend regular supervision to ensure good practice and abide by the codes of ethics laid down by the above professional regulatory organisations.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer group work
I charge £45-£50 depending on income for a 50 minute session.
I offer a free initial telephone consultation for up to 30 minutes for you to ask any questions about therapy and how we might work together. I may ask you questions about what has brought you to therapy and what you want to get from our work together.
Please have a look at my website for more information about me and how I work.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I currently work on Tuesdays and Thursdays till 6.00 pm. Please contact me for more information.
Types of client