Sarah Cunliffe

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Leicester, Leicestershire, LE8 4GQ
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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 worked with Leicester women's counselling centre for many years working with girls and women who have experienced domestic abuse and sexual violence. 

Along side my private practice i now work with First Step.

First Step is an organisation run for male survivors and their supporters of sexual abuse and rape.

I also have experience working with clients who have ADHD, i understand the difficulties this condition brings and work with clients in ways that makes sense to them, and according to their needs. I understand that ADHD brings 

Difficulties organising yourself or household – keeping track of physical, mental and social tasks or responsibilities.
Initiating & completing tasks – being able to start, remain focused on and complete a task.
Planning and prioritising – making plans and prioritising tasks, especially as new/time sensitive tasks appear. 
Working memory – keeping information in your mind whilst using it. 
Time management – too early or too late, difficulties with estimating how long it takes to get somewhere, over/underestimation of how long it takes to complete a task. 
Emotional regulation and cohesion– knowing how to accurately identify, acknowledge, process and manage emotions, especially with regards to difficult ones often resulting from ADHD issues, such as frustration.
Self-awareness – being able to acutely track how you are doing in the moment. 
Impulse control – thinking before taking action. 
Flexible thinking and behaviour, being able to adapt to and cope with change in surrounding environments.
When your brain is struggling to successfully juggle day-to-day tasks the result is often emotional overwhelm, emotional dysregulation, and/ or exhaustion.

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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£50.00 - £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

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. 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 £50.00 per session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I predominantly work from our private practice in Blaby, but also have availability  to see clients online, offering video sessions via, Zoom, Facetime or WhatsApp. 

Working online, can work well for clients who prefer to see a counsellor on an ad hoc basis as i can be more flexible. so please do get in touch if you'd like further information on working with me online. 

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 (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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