Sarah Foran-Kent, BABCP, CBT, Qualified Trauma Specialist

Sarah Foran-Kent, BABCP, CBT, Qualified Trauma Specialist

96 Northgate Street

07940 051795

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96 Northgate Street

07940 051795

About me

A very warm welcome to Therapy Wales and North West: I am an accredited member of BABCP, and a trained specialist in trauma focused therapy. I deliver a psychotherapy service for children, adolescents, and adults experiencing psychological and emotional challenges in life. Working together, my aim is to guide you towards a better understanding of your personal experiences and circumstances, and towards new ways of coping and living. I use evidence based cognitive behavioural psychotherapy (CBT) in my approach, and offer psychotherapeutic insight on how to successfully overcome challenges you face, as well as identifying strategies to support your continued well-being after you complete therapy.

My practice is founded upon my guiding values of building a collaborative therapeutic relationship, and supporting your discovery toward change and empowerment through adhering to the evidence based therapy approaches.

Developing a well formulated psychological understanding of your difficulties; we will work together towards attaining your goals in an accepting, non-judgemental, safe environment.

Along with the principles of my training, it is my personal view that people are doing the best that they can in their circumstances, and deserve opportunity to find their way to positive change for a happy, healthy minded life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, with specialist training in CBT for psychological trauma. I am a registered member of, and currently Fully Accredited by, the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). I am further trained in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) skills, and therefore offer a broad range of evidence based psychotherapeutic approach and support, which I tailor to your particular therapy needs.

As a registered member of my regulatory body, I practice only evidence based treatment approaches, and adhere to the strict code of Ethics and Conduct. I have previously practiced therapy within Adult Mental Health in the NHS, delivered psychotherapeutic intervention in specialist Child and Adolescent residential services, and I continue to provide therapy within Child and Adolescent Mental Health in the NHS.

  • PG Dip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, University of Lancaster.
  • PG Cert Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychological Trauma, University of Oxford.
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Training Part I, British Isles DBT.
  • MSc Psychology, Liverpool Hope University, British Psychological Society Accredited.

Additional Training:

  • Working with Severe Depression and Suicidality, BABCP, Dr Christine Padesky

  • Working with Dissociation, BABCP, Dr Fiona Kennedy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Skills, Intermediate and Advanced, BABCP, Dr Fiona Randall and Dr Elizabeth Burnside

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, DBT

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ACT

Schema Focused approaches


I offer a free 10 minute telephone consultation in which you can explain your current difficulty and ask any questions you feel are important.

All sessions last for 50 minutes, usually once a week. Fees are priced at £50 per adult/child therapy session, £80 for a child assessment and report.

Please note fees scales are different via health insurance, solicitors, and EAPs.

Further information

Sessions take place at my therapy room on Northgate Street in Chester, and I can make occasional home visits for sessions around the Corwen area in North Wales. I accept referrals from Employee Assistance Programmes, and Insurance Companies.
I am experienced in undertaking pre-sentencing and court reports, as well as assessments for external agencies. Please contact me with your requirements at

Maps & Directions

Chester, CH1 2HT

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Weekday mornings, afternoons, evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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