Sarah Greaves Registered MBACP
Are you going through a difficult time following abusive or difficult relationships? Are you struggling with stress, bereavement, childhood issues, anxiety, low self-esteem or confidence? Are you feeling alone, isolated, or struggling to find someone who will listen without judgement, advice or criticism? I offer a confidential, person-centred/ integrative approach. You will be respected as an individual, have your distress and discomfort accepted, and will gain insight and understanding of your struggles, ultimately feeling empowered to move into a more fulfilling life.
I work in private practice, teach counselling, and counsel for Kirklees Employee Healthcare service.
I am a fully qualified, experienced person-centred counsellor offering confidential counselling in a private, supportive and comfortable environment. I value individuality, honesty, integrity, meaningful relationships and empowering people to find their own path. I sit with people in distress, chaos, confusion, and sadness and give them the safety and space they need to explore past or present difficulties and help them to make the changes they wish to make.
In person centred counselling we build a positive, accepting, constructive and empowering relationship where we work together to gain understanding and clarity about the issues you are struggling with. With time and clarity you will be able to move forwards with positive relationships, greater confidence and increased self-esteem. Counselling also helps people to be more assertive, be able to listen to and value themselves, and gain clarity and skills to deal with difficult situations.
I use a person centred/integrative approach which is helpful for anyone experiencing emotional difficulties. I specialise in
- domestic violence
- childhood issues
- low self-esteem and confidence.
I offers short term and long term counselling, meeting your individual needs and preferences. The first session will be spent exploring your concerns and getting to know each other. You will be in control of the sessions, choosing the pace and what you wish to explore. Some people come for a few sessions, others come for months/years.
Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss counselling or ask any questions. 07975684147.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy..(MBACP) registration number 374061
- Person Centred Counselling diploma
- 5 years working for Rethink with individuals with mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, social isolation
- 2 years Samaritans counsellor
- 2 years counselling for Calderdale Womens Centre
- 6 years teaching ante-natal classes and supporting women ante and post-natally for the National Childbirth Trust
- 3 years counselling for Open Door Youth Counselling Agency
- 2 years working with women experiencing domestic violence for Women's Aid
- 14 years experience of teaching health and social care and counselling in a Further Education College.
Throughout my working life I have worked with many people who have experienced abuse, challenging relationships, stress, and illness, and gone on to develop depression, anxiety, low self- esteem, low motivation, sadness, anger, and struggle to cope with their day to day lives and relationships. Counselling can help overcome these difficulties by providing a safe space to explore feelings of confusion, emptiness, anger and loss and move forward.
I am committed to constantly developing my skills and knowledge as counsellor. I regularly attend courses, meetings and professional development groups in order to ensure that my knowledge is up to date as much as possible, so I can give you an effective service.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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I charge £40 and offer a reduced rate for low income/student.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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There is one step at the entrance to my counselling practice room
Weekday and evening appointments available
Types of client