Sarah Ginn Therapeutic Counselling, Otley, Castleford 07407 247750

Sarah Ginn Therapeutic Counselling, Otley, Castleford  07407 247750

7 Bank Street
West Yorkshire
WF10 1JD

Wrenbeck Avenue
West Yorkshire
LS21 2BT

07407 247750

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About me

Anxiety. depression or loss may make you feel panicky and may add to relationship difficulties. People often feel as though they are on an emotional roller coaster. Would you like someone to talk to helping you feel less isolated and overwhelmed with your feelings?

It can sometimes seem scary to make changes or do something new but I hope that you will take courage, contact me and together we can work to support you through these difficult times.

I am a genuine and caring experienced counsellor that can offer a safe confidential space where you will be listened to in a non-judgemental way. Loss affects people in different ways but together counselling can help you to:-

  • Adjust to your  loss, change and bereavement
  • Enable you to get through a crisis
  • Help you take control of stress and anxiety
  • Aid with depression
  • Work through traumatic occasions in your life
  • Help resolve relationship issues with friends and family
  • Change unhelpful behaviour patterns
  • Build up your self-confidence, self-esteem and support network

Counselling For

Adults, older people, children and young people.

I provide both long and short term counselling, meeting weekly.

Where do I work?

I work in the Otley area of Leeds and Castleford, West Yorkshire.


I offer an initial session in which I can tell you more about counselling and we can decide if we want to work with each other. I charge £40 for each session which lasts 50 minutes.

Please contact me by email, or you can telephone or text me, and let me know when it is convenient to talk to make the initial appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact you?

Please phone or email me. I will try and get back in touch with you within 24 hours.

How much do I pay?

The initial phone call is free.

I charge £40 for each 50 minute session.Sessions are £40 per hour.
Cash or cheques will be accepted.

Where are you located?

Sessions are available in Otley or Castleford.

Otley, at Wrenbeck Avenue, LS21

Castleford, WF10

When do you offer counselling sessions?

In Otley I offer counselling sessions during the evening on Tuesday and Wednesday. Through the day on Thursdays and Fridays and Sunday evenings.

In Castleford I work on Monday Evening and Wednesday afternoon.

What will happen if I am late?

If you are late you will still be charged for the session.

What will happen if I need to cancel?

Please give me at least 48 hours’ notice otherwise you will be charged the full rate.

What will happen during these sessions?

During the initial therapy session we meet and discuss your expectations and needs from counselling. This session also gives you the opportunity to decide if you would like us to work together.

Further sessions are held at the same time and place weekly. We will look at your issues and find a way for you to resolve these and find ways to cope.

How many sessions will I need?

You can choose. I provide both long and short term counselling. For some people six sessions is enough and for others a few months or years help them.

What about confidentiality?

Everything that you say is confidential.

Except for the following:-

Supervision - I share my work with my supervisor to make sure that I work ethically and to protect you.

Danger to self and others - If you were to tell me that you were to harm yourself or others then I would have to take this further.

  If I had to take action I would aim if possible to discuss this with you first.

What type of therapy do you provide?

I use an integrative approach in which I work relationally.

What is your theoretical approach?


What is your code of ethics?

I am a member of BACP and follow the BACP Ethical Framework.

Are you registered?

I am a registered member of BACP

What are your specialised interests and experience?

I have a particular interest in bereavement and end of life care.

I have worked for 9 years as a bereavement counsellor and have had 7 years’ post qualification clinical experience in general counselling. I see individuals and help them to meet their personal needs through supporting them through loss. The main work I do is help people through the process of making adjustments and accepting changes in their lives.

I initially trained to work with children and spent many years working in schools. I have experience of counselling children and adolescents in primary and secondary schools.

In my current role I work for a charity  that predominately engages with older people.

I trained as a supervisor and provide supervision organisations and individuals.


'Sarah has been amazing and so empathic to my needs. She has made me look at things in a different way and has been really helpful. I feel very comfortable talking to her. She is a star and I would recommend the service to anyone going through difficult issues'.

'When I lost my grandson you were absolutely brilliant. When I initially spoke to you I never thought that I could deal with this situation. I never thought I would laugh again. You have saved my life.  You have been compassionate and with all your support I have been able to get on with my life. I do things again and go on holiday. I would recommend you to anybody'.

'Excellent support, you were always there to support when required and requested. Thank you'.

'When I met you and talked to you I never thought I could deal with these problems. And with your support I have been able to turn my life round'.

'You have been so compassionate I would recommend anyone to you'.


Taken from the publications of BKIS publications,'

'Optimism converts problems into opportunities'.

'The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes'. Marcel Proust

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications

  • Diploma HE Therapeutic Counselling, Leeds Met University

  • Certificate In Working With Couples - Leeds Centre for Psychological Development
  • Supervision Certificate

  • Group Facilitators Training Certificate

  • Bereavement Training, Cruse Bereavement Care Foundation Course,

  • HE Cert In Counselling

  • Introduction to Counselling Certificate

  • NNEB (Nursery Nursing Examination Board Certificate)

How I Work

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor. I have worked with children, young people, adults and older people. I may work in a number of ways with you and respond and adapt my approach to suit your individual needs.

What is most important to me is our relationship. Working relationally means building a trusting, honest relationship and using our relationship as the basis for successful therapy.

I may help you to change some of your negative thought processes and may work creatively using art, particularly when working with children and young people.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I help people to cope with stress and anxiety.

I have a particular interest in bereavement and end of life care.

Photos & videos

  • Therapy Room
  • Determined
  • Just living is not enough..


Initial Phone Call – Free of Charge

I charge £40 for each session which lasts 50 minutes.

Sessions are £40 per hour.

Further information

I am a Registered Member of BACP.

On street parking is available in Otley and offstreet parking is available in Castleford.

Maps & Directions

Castleford, WF10 1JD
Otley, LS21 2BT

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Castleford Monday & Tuesday Evening. Otley, Thursday and Friday.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I Offer Supervision sessions working collaboratively in a person centred way.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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