Sarah Douglas (mBACP, sen. accred. counsellor and supervisor)
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 19 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.
Training, qualifications & experience
My original training 1999-2001 was as a person-centred counsellor, and since then I have also trained at Leeds University in systemic family therapy and with the Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to work with adolescents. I also trained and worked with Relate, counselling young people in secondary schools. Between 2002 and 2015, I managed counselling services first in Central Scotland and then in Yorkshire, and as a result have worked with a very wide range of people and issues.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
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. This is why I am now studying yoga and teach yoga classes as well as offering yoga one-to-one as part of a more holistic approach to well being.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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8.00am - 6.00pm Monday & Thursday 12.00pm - 6.00pm Tuesday & Wednesday
Types of client
Supervision & training
I do not charge for the first supervision session. This gives us both a no-pressure opportunity to see if we will work well together. Thereafter, my fees are £35 per hour or £50 per hour for trainee and entirely volunteer counsellors, and £50 per hour for employed counsellors. .