Sarah Douglas (mBACP, sen. accred. counsellor and supervisor)

Sarah Douglas (mBACP, sen. accred. counsellor and supervisor)

Church View
East End
Sheriff Hutton
North Yorkshire
YO60 6SX

07854 801260

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About me

I offer one-to-one counselling for adults and for young people aged 16 and over. I work in Sheriff Hutton which is 10 miles from York, Malton and Easingwold. If you are struggling with life; if you've experienced depression, anxiety, feeling suicidal; if you have relationship difficulties; if you are facing loss or low confidence, then it may be easier to speak to someone neutral rather than a person who is part of your usual circle.

I have been counselling for 20 years and in that time, I have worked with 100's of individuals - both adults and young people. Some of these people knew what they wanted from counselling, some had no idea and just knew they felt horrible. Either way, we worked at it together, looking for opportunities to make sense of life and to find a way forwards.

The mind and body are inseparable and how we feel in one is reflected in the other.  For example when we are very stressed or worried about something, we also tend to experience physical symptoms such as headache, insomnia, digestive problems.  Sometimes the physical effects can become problems in their own right.  As well as talking about how things are, when appropriate, I teach various yoga techniques for managing the physical symptoms of distress.  It is entirely up to you whether we include suitable yoga practices in our work together.  Some people only want to talk and that's fine.

Training, qualifications & experience


2016 - 2018      BWY 500 hour PG Yoga Teacher Training Diploma

2013 – 2014      NSCAP PG Cert Psychodynamic Approaches to Working with Adolescents

2010:                BACP Supervisor Accreditation

June 2008:        Foundation Course Systemic Family Therapy, University of Leeds

Autumn 2007:   Relate Young People’s Counselling Training

May 2005:        BACP Counsellor Accreditation

2003 – 2004:     Person Centred Therapy Britain, Post-Diploma Certificate in Supervision

1999 – 2001:     BACP Accred. PG Dip in Counselling, University of Strathclyde, Jordanhill

Employment/Voluntary work:

2017 – Present  Yoga teacher

2010 – 2015      Lead Counsellor, Counselling Service, York FE College

2009 – 2010      Counselling co-ordinator Craven FE College in Skipton (maternity cover)

2008 – 2009      Counselling Manager Versa Organisation, Keighley

2008 – 2010      Foundation Course and External Trainer for Cruse Bereavement Care

2007 – 2010      Relate Time2Talk counsellor in Keighley and Skipton

2007 – Present  Private practice supervisor of trainee and qualified counsellors

2007 – 2010      Training Officer / Chair Service Delivery Committee, Cruse in Craven

2006 – 2007      Counselling co-ordinator Craven FE College, Skipton (maternity cover)

2005 – 2016      Trainer of supervisors for Cruse Bereavement Care

2002 – 2004      Counselling co-ordinator at Falkirk Association for Mental Health (FDAMH)

2002 – 2010      Voluntary supervisor Cruse Bereavement Care

2002 – Present  Private practice adults 1:1

1998 – 2005      Voluntary counsellor, Cruse and FDAMH

1997 – 2000      Samaritan volunteer, Falkirk Branch, Scotland.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Holistic approach to wellbeing


I do not charge for the first session as this in an opportunity for us both to decide if we will work well together. Thereafter, my fee is £40.00 per hour, payable by cheque, cash or BACS.  From January 2019, my fees will increase to £42.00 per hour.

Further information

During the years I have been counselling I have worked with adults and young people who have been struggling with a wide variety of difficulties both within themselves and in their relationships with others. Over this time, I have observed that people coming to counselling suffer not only distressing thoughts and feelings, but also frequently experience significant disturbance in their bodies. I have seen people who, alongside their psychological distress, endure sleep disruption, back ache or headache, digestive disorders, and the physical feelings of panic. I have recently completed a 3-year training and teach yoga classes as well as offering yoga one-to-one as part of a more holistic approach to well being.

Maps & Directions

York, YO60 6SX

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


8.00am - 6.00pm Monday & Thursday 12.00pm - 6.00pm Tuesday & Wednesday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I have been supervising since 2001 and am interested in helping you develop as a counsellor, whether you are training or experienced.  I look for both support and challenge in my own supervision and these are what I offer when supervising.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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