Sarah Elizabeth Tombs, MSc, BSc, MBACP (Registered) Counsellor/Supervisor/Coach

Sarah Elizabeth Tombs, MSc, BSc, MBACP (Registered) Counsellor/Supervisor/Coach



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About me

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Hopefully, it will help you to read a little bit more about me, my background, my training and my interests, so you can decide as to whether we might be able to work together.

I am a Registered member of the (BACP) British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions and also hold my own professional indemnity insurance. I am also a member of the Coaching division.

I provide counselling, coaching and supervision in a comfortable, confidential setting within my own home, which is located conveniently for those living within Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Leek and Staffordshire Moorlands.

Therapeutic Wellbeing Coaching (& Counselling)

Sessions can provide a space for you to explore your experiences, to gain understanding and clarity. A space to work together through life's difficulties, a chance to move towards acceptance, manage personal challenges and together figure out a way to move forward and take steps towards your goals. Perhaps you are wanting to explore a new career and explore what a new direction might look like, Coaching would provide an opportunity to do this and explore steps to reach your goals.

I work as a Therapeutic Wellbeing Coach, whereby, my natural way of working would be to offer you a dual approach, integrating elements of both my counselling and coaching training into our sessions.

I work very much in a Solution Focused way, whilst integrating various elements of my training to my work with clients, these include, Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Mindfulness and Wellbeing Coaching. This means that I will help you explore and understand any issues, within a confidential and non-judgemental space, whilst then focusing upon a flexible approach which may include tools and techniques which would help you move towards your personal goals.

I am very flexible in my approach and believe that you should be at the centre of our work together and that sessions should suit your need. I therefore, do not charge for the first session, and believe that this would give space for us to explore how we could work together.

I am able to provide support to both individuals and EAPs.

Clinical Supervision

I am a qualified clinical supervisor and work within Hawkins and Shohet 7 eyed model of Supervision. I have experience of working with counsellors with differing levels of experience and I am therefore, able to offer supervision to both qualified and non qualified-Trainee counsellors. I can offer a supportive person-centred, integrative approach to suit individualist need.

I regularly attend my own supervision in line with the BACP requirements.

Experience and Interests

I am passionate about facilitating positive growth and change through supporting and empowering the clients that I work with. I have a keen interest in Wellbeing, in our relationship with ourselves, our minds, bodies and souls. I promote self-care and self-love throughout my work.

I am an experienced registered counsellor, coach and supervisor. I have a background in Psychology and I have considerable experience of working within an educational setting, providing personalised support to those attending university as well as supporting young people.

Further experience also involves working with and providing personal therapy to students training to be a counsellor, for which I offer a discounted rate.

I also have experience of working within the NHS, supporting members of staff across all levels with a variety of issues.

These include stress management, anxiety management, loss, change, relationship issues, self-esteem, confidence and difficulties at home or within the work place.

Training and Workshops

I have experience of both writing and delivering CPD workshops and bespoke training packages and am able to produce bespoke packages based upon need. I have delivered training and facilitated workshops on a variety of wellbeing topics, which include: Stress Management, Relaxation, Diet as a coping tool for Stress, Mindfulness, CBT and Transactional Analysis.

If you are an organisation looking for bespoke workshop packages then please contact me to discuss your need.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training, Qualifications and Professional Membership:

Registered member of the BACP and member of Coaching division

BSc Psychology- Keele University

MSc Counselling Psychology-Keele University

Certificate in Coaching- The Institute of Counselling

Certificate in Supervision – Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy

TA 101 Introduction to Transactional Analysis- Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy

CISM Training-Critical Incident Stress Management

Certificate in CBT- The Institute of Counselling

Working with the Bereaved

3 Day Stress Management Training delivered by a member of ISMA (International Stress Management Association)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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50 Minute Session £35.00

50 Minute Session £30.00 (Counsellors in Training)

Clinical Supervision

1.5 Hour Supervision £50.00 (Qualified Counsellors)

1 Hour Supervision for Counsellors in Training £25.00 (This is a discounted rate)

I  am able to be flexible about Fees in some circumstances, so please talk to me should you have a need and we can then discuss further.

Maps & Directions

Stoke-on-Trent, ST2

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I offer supervision for both qualified and those who are training to be a counsellor.

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