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About me

Has bereavement affected you? I have lots of experience helping people with this. Please contact me for further support.
Anxiety, depression and loss may make you feel panicky and 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? I can help you.

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 £45 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 £45 for each 50 minute session.Sessions are £45 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?

I am currently working online and by telephone. Please call me to arrange a suitable appointment time.

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 2 working days' notice otherwise you will be charged £45

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 usually 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 10 years as a bereavement counsellor and have had 10 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, www.inspiredstillness.com'

'After a setback, new efforts bring new growth'.

'Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow'. Plato

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


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Additional information

Initial Phone Call – Free of Charge

I charge £45 for each session which lasts 50 minutes.

Sessions are £45 per hour.


I am currently working online and by telephone .  I am available on Monday and Tuesday Evenings, Wednesday afternoon and evening and Thursdays during the day and evening.

Further information

I am a Registered Member of BACP.

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

7 Bank Street
West Yorkshire
WF10 1JD

Wrenbeck Avenue
West Yorkshire
LS21 2BT

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms



Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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

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Sarah Ginn Therapeutic Counselling, Otley, Castleford 07516 020320

Sarah Ginn Therapeutic Counselling, Otley, Castleford 07516 020320