Hello, I’m Sarah. Life is full of ups and downs, with many obstacles to encounter along the way. At times, these can become too much and people seek support from others. As a counsellor I am able to offer you a safe, comfortable space where you can take time to explore your thoughts, and work through whatever you choose to bring to counselling. Seeking help can be a daunting prospect so feel free to call for an informal chat to see if this the therapy for you. No fee, no obligation.
Training, qualifications & experience
For 21 years I worked as a primary school teacher before deciding to train as a counsellor. I spent the last two years of my career focusing on pastoral work in school, and with this came the unique opportunity to work closely with children and their families. I have seen first-hand how complex life can be, and how difficult it can be seeing a way through these difficulties. This desire to support people set me on the path to counselling. It never ceases to amaze me how just taking time to talk through problems can bring clarity, and in turn enable positive change to thrive.
I bring with me, genuineness, empathy and professionalism. I strongly believe that at the heart of therapy, is building strong, therapeutic relationships, so making you feel welcome and relaxed is very important to me. I work as an integrative counsellor, offering a range of therapy styles, from person-centred to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to Creative Therapy Techniques. I have extensive experience of a wide range of issues including; domestic violence, stress, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, family and relationship difficulties, and grief. I am trained to CPCAB Level 4 in Therapeutic Counselling, and am a member of the BACP, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Check out my Facebook page.
Whatever you bring to therapy, I will provide time and space to share and explore your feelings. I endeavour to support you to make positive changes in your life.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £35.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Adult Sessions 50 mins - £50
Counselling Students session £35
Fees are payable in advance and are non-refundable