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About me

Deciding to start counselling can be a brave step. It can often mean looking at a past experience or issue that we might have been putting off dealing with until now. This is why I take the approach that I work at your pace. You are the greatest expert on your life. My aim is to provide a safe, understanding space,where I hope my clients feel secure and heard as they face their counselling journey.

I believe in the potential or 'better version' of every individual & my aim is that together we can discover your inner resources that can help you get the most out of counselling & move forward carrying less inner turmoil.

My name is Sarah Fronte. My counselling room is based in the village of Willaston, approximately 2 miles from Nantwich and 3 miles from Crewe, Cheshire.

Clients can feel comfortable and at ease in the peaceful garden setting of a purpose built room to the rear of my home. Driveway parking is available and there is a bus route through Willaston village. Further directions are given at the time of booking.

I am able to support adults,young people and teenagers in a range of issues including:

  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Loss
  • Divorce
  • Relationships
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Negative Intrusive Thoughts
  • Loneliness
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional Eating
  • Body Image
  • Weight Management
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss
  • Work Stress
  • Emotional Deregulation
  • Teenage/ adolescent counselling for issues such as bullying, school work pressures, body image, eating disorders, issues at home, peer pressures etc..

...and more

My aim is to provide you with a warm and caring environment, where you will not feel judged or discounted in any way as you share your problem or dilemma. I endeavour to be empathic and understanding towards all my clients and respect them in their individuality.

I understand that it's important to feel safe and feel you can trust your counsellor as you explore sensitive or painful experiences or issues which can very often feel embarrassing or intensely emotional to re-visit.

My hope for all my clients is that they complete their counselling journey feeling better able to deal with an issue or experience.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling  awarded through Manchester Metropolitan University.

As well as my main qualification I have also undertaken further training in Mindfulness, CBT, and Hypnotherapy.

I am able to offer Supervision to fellow counsellors and Student Counsellors using the 7 Eyed Model.


I have Accredited Registrant membership with the National Counselling Society  & am bound by their framework for ethics & good practice.

I am a recognised provider for several Private Medical Insurance Providers.

I take my professional development seriously and attend several workshops & training days each year to improve and enhance my practice.

I have a particular interest in Anxiety Management and helping clients learn & develop techniques to manage their anxiety.
I also enjoy helping clients manage and control Anger Issues and issues with Communication, using Mindfulness and CBT and now Hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapy can be used in the sessions where appropriate and can help to enhance a client’s understanding and awareness. Using deep relaxation we can ‘journey’ to the subconscious which can be hugely beneficial to the therapeutic process and personal growth and development.

During my training I counselled on placement at Reaseheath College near Nantwich where I supported young people work through a range of issues, and also at Brine Leas High School in Nantwich.

As well as my private practice I have also provided counselling at Brine Leas High School & in a voluntary & paid role for The Dove Service in Hanley, which is a bereavement charity offering counselling & support to those affected by bereavement & significant loss including life-changing illness.

I see adults and teenagers at my private practice in Nantwich. My training and experience allows me to support clients wishing to work on any issue & my training was based on the 'Person-Centred' approach. I also offer clients telephone video call appointments which must be booked in the usual way as face to face sessions

Whilst my approach is underpinned by my Person-Centred training, I also like to work adaptively with clients, as individuals and am able to offer the following as part of the sessions if I feel it may be beneficial:
Certain issues such as Anxiety, Depression or Anger can sometimes benefit from 'CBT' (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Relaxation & Breathing Techniques, Mindfulness & Meditation. Hypnotherapy (Post Graduate Certificate in Integrating Hypnotherapy with Psychotherapy- Level 7. Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy. Dr Jonathan Lloyd.


While I'm not counselling I enjoy spending my down time with my houseplants & husband and two, now not so little children, now aged 24 & 28 and our dog Leo, who is a a therapy dog with Pets as Therapy and can happily sleep at our feet in the counselling room if you would like to invite him to!

"I believe in the client's ability to find their answers and inner peace as an outcome of our work together."

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Teenage / Adolescent Counselling (11 years upwards)
  • Bullying
  • School worries/ pressures
  • Social Anxiety
  • Parental difficulties
  • Body image
  • Food Issues
  • Emotional Eating
  • Exam stress
  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Behavioural Techniques
  • Relaxation
  • Meditation
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Breathing exercises
  • Anxiety Management
  • Emotion Deregulation
  • Grounding Techniques

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

*Individual 1 hour Session - In person or video call £45


*Corporate Referrals per 1 hour Session - £80

*Our first meeting will give you the opportunity to find out a little more about the type of counselling I offer and it will also help us establish what you hope to gain from counselling and what you expect from me. Most importantly, it will be a chance for us to meet one another and for you to decide if you feel I am the right counsellor for you.

Payments methods:

  • Bank Transfer - Before session. Details on request
  • Paypal- ( as above)

Availability

Monday-Friday 9.30am-5.00pm

Saturdays from 11.00 am

I offer early evening appointments where possible.

2M social distancing & Covid safe measures for face to face sessions

Further information

Deciding to start counselling can be a brave step. It can often mean looking at a past experience or issue that we might have been putting off dealing with until now. This is why I take the approach that I work at your pace, You are the expert on your life. My aim is to provide you with a safe, understanding space,where I hope you will feel secure and heard as you face your counselling journey.

I believe in the potential or 'better version' of every individual & my aim is that together we can discover your inner resources that can help you get the most out of counselling & move forward carrying less inner turmoil.

What is 'Person-Centred'?

Often known as the 'Rogerian' approach & founded by the American Psychologist Carl Rogers; this approach works on the theory that the Counsellor must provide certain 'core conditions' within the counselling relationship in order for the client to experience 'therapeutic change or movement' EMPATHY. CONGRUANCE. UNCONDITIONAL POSITIVE REGARD.
I am fundamentally a Person-Centred counsellor, who likes to work integrively, according to the individual I am working with and the issues they would like to resolve.

What is CBT? ( Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

CBT can be useful for clients suffering from Depression, Anxiety, Stress & Anger. Rather than deliver this in a 'prescriptive, directive' way, I prefer to work with the client to discuss techniques and strategies together,that may work for them.

This might include looking at Negative Thinking patterns. Challenging negative thoughts and ideas about oneself, & discussing how thoughts, feelings & behavior all connect with one another.. How to break this negative cycle, and realise the key factors that have been keeping the cycle going.

What is Mindfulness, Meditation & Relaxation Exercises?

Mindfulness and relaxation can be useful techniques to calm the mind and body & help clients experiencing Panic, Anger, Anxiety & Stress.
I help clients to understand why we experience the 'fight or flight' response....Think cave people & sabre tooth tigers!
..and also discuss simple mindfulness techniques, such as breathing exercises that can be extremely helpful in combating difficult emotions such as Anxiety or Anger.

Many people expect they might be given advice or 'homework' when they go to counselling.This is not the kind of counselling I do. I like to discuss with clients 'strategies' or 'tools', as a suggestion..Something that may not be for them , but perhaps they could give it a try.

My aim is to provide you with a warm and caring environment, where you will not feel judged or discounted in any way as you share your problem or dilemma. I endeavour to be empathic and understanding towards all my clients and respect them in their individuality.

I understand that it's important to feel safe and feel you can trust your counsellor as you explore sensitive or painful experiences or issues which can very often feel embarrassing or intensely emotional to re-visit.

My hope for all my clients is that they complete their counselling journey feeling better able to deal with an issue or experience.

Sometimes counselling is a little like taking a look at a picture you have been looking at alone, but now you are looking at it with a second pair of eyes and can see things in the picture that weren't clear to you before....Or perhaps it is a mirror and you are now able to see yourself differently.

Nantwich
Cheshire
CW5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am able to offer Supervision support to counsellors and student counsellors.

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Sarah Fronte. Grad Dip Couns. Accredited Registrant NCS. Supervisor

Sarah Fronte. Grad Dip Couns. Accredited Registrant NCS. Supervisor