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About me

Hello, my name is Sarah Cunliffe. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

I am a fully qualified and insured Person-centred counsellor. I am a registered member of the British Association of counselling and psychotherapy(MBACP)

The core of my practice is to offer you a confidential safe space where you feel supported, understood and respected without feeling judged. My aim is to support you while you explore whatever issues may be causing you distress.

As a Person-Centred counsellor I believe that a person has the ability to decide what is right and best for them, and by exploring our thoughts, feelings, emotions, and experiences and having a better understanding of them, gives us the tools we need to make positive changes. I feel strongly about helping you to strengthen your own ability to identify and implement solutions that are right for you so that you feel empowered and able to draw on your inner resources no longer needing me.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)


I have worked with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds with wide ranging issues, I started my career in Nursing 25 years ago and worked in a variety of specialities with adults with both physical illness and mental health issues. which led me to appreciate the benefit of good counselling and psychotherapy.

I have provided counselling for Leicester Women's Counselling centre for several years now and this is a service that works to improve the lives of women and girls with very complex and multiple needs or who are victims of abuse and/or trauma.

I also work with First Step in Leicester working with men who are survivors of sexual abuse and trauma.

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

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Additional information

Please feel free to contact me, in whichever way you feel most comfortable with, we can arrange to meet for an introductory session, (which is charged at £30.00) This gives you a chance to find out what counselling might feel like and to see what I am like. It also gives you an opportunity to ask questions and gives me the opportunity to find out what it is you are seeking and how best I might help you to achieve this.

There is absolutely no obligation to continue further sessions, if you do not feel comfortable, or decide that counselling is not for you.

Each session lasts for 50 mins (however our first meeting may take a little longer)

I charge a fee of £45.00 per session.

Further information

I predominantly work from our private practice in Blaby, but do have some availability to see clients from a comfortable counselling room in Loughborough, if this is more convenient.

Reflections Therapy Alliance, Blaby Civic Centre, 22-24 Leicester Road, Blaby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE8 4GQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme