Sarah Gallagher

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BACP Registered member MBACP (Accred) BSc (Hons)
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Minster, Kent, ME12
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, my name is Sarah, and I thank you for considering whether I might be a good fit for you. For 25 years it has been my privilege that people have trusted me to help with their deepest hurts and biggest challenges.

I offer sessions on a short to long term contract, which we will agree on initially then review as we go. Together we will set an agenda and a goal to work towards. I will listen, support and guide, holding hope for your positive outcome, until you're able to do that for yourself.

There is a whole spectrum of different gender and sexual expressions and in my therapy and counselling services, I offer a safe and confidential place to those who are seeking to understand and be understood. 

My collective experience informs me that for some clients racial, cultural, and other diversity factors may be central to the work, but for others these experiences may be peripheral or less relevant or central to the work in therapy.

My focus will be on your individual personality, developed psychologically, socially, and culturally through human relationships and experiences.

Training, qualifications & experience

In 1999 I completed a 4 year psychotherapy course in Transactional Analysis and then took further two years training in humanistic approaches. Since then I have also qualified as a trauma risk practitioner within a Police Force and completed a degree in reflective therapeutic practice. I have also worked in the intensive environment of NHS talking therapies (formerly IAPT).

I have worked with adults in the blue light sector (including those in high profile senior roles) and within a Cat B male prison, and latterly NHS Talking Therapies.

Alongside my private practice, I have held senior leadership positions in all those sectors, including roles to transform services, offering personal and professional growth opportunities for senior staff.

It has been my pleasure to provide training in Transactional analysis and trauma management consultancy to independent fostering organisations and to have served as a Foster Parent.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Fees

£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fee for individuals is £65 per session.
For groups, this fee would vary.

Once you have made the initial contact, I will respond to you ASAP. I will ask you some brief questions regarding the nature of your issues and you will have the opportunity to ask anything you're unsure about.

We will then arrange an appointment when we can meet.

Our first session will be an assessment of whether we are a good fit. Do I have the skills and experience to help you? Do you feel comfortable with me to proceed & want to commit to the process of therapy. If after 20 minutes it is clear we are not going to proceed together I will not charge for this time - otherwise the assessment will take 50 minutes & I will charge my sessional rate.

The subsequent sessions usually takes place at a mutually agreed time.

I offer long-term, open-ended counselling, which allows a greater exploration of your issues at greater depth. Or, short-term, solution focussed counselling is available.

I offer both daytime and evening sessions, subject to availability.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My most available hours are Tuesday to Thursday between 9am & 6pm. However I may have some flexibility on other days & times.

Further information

I can offer training/workshops for individuals or groups that aim to equip individuals with simple strategies to cope and get through difficult periods and have better mental health awareness.

I can offer training in Transactional Analysis - for personal growth, or in organisation or educational settings Or as an exploration of childhood development.

Minster, Kent, ME12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Sarah Gallagher
Sarah Gallagher