Sarah Griffiths

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Counsellor MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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Durham DH7 & Peterlee SR8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Safespace Counselling 

My name is Sarah and I am the Counsellor at Safespace Counselling. I work with children, young people and adults. My office is based at Easington Colliery, however, I do also offer online and telephone counselling if you feel conventional counselling is not for you. 

Session information

The work I do is integrative meaning that I use a range of methods and techniques to help you with your presenting issues. Counselling can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience allowing you to understand your behaviours and find solutions to your issues through challenging your thoughts and behaviours, learning and practicing coping methods and building emotional resilience.

In sessions, I often use creative aids to help in the work we do. This helps when processing information and can give a visual representation of the emotions we are feeling.

All sessions are based in a mutually agreed safe space, and everything shared in the session is kept between yourself and I, within the bounds of confidentiality and its limitations.

Accessing counselling for yourself or your child can be a daunting process and I want to make your experience as smooth and beneficial as possible. So, if you have any questions around counselling or the services I offer please visit contact me via email or telephone.

My Specialisms are ADHD, ASD, Chronic conditions, gender identity, sexuality and self-harm but do work with a number of other issues. 

Support and wellbeing groups

I also facilitate mental health support groups in county Durham and run Safespace mindfulness for kids group, and one-to-one mindfulness sessions. Please enquire for more information.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • FDA in counselling 
  • Level 2 in understanding Autism 
  • Level 2 Equality and Diversity 
  • Level 2 safeguarding 
  • Level 2 safe handling of medications 
  • Online and  telephone Counselling  course  


I have experience of counselling within primary and secondary schools with Place 2 Be and experience of working with adults through MIND. I worked as a SEN learning support, a support worker for the blind and a youth worker previously. 


I am DBS checked, a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and have insurance through protectivity.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 - £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Sessions are £50 per 50 minute session for adults and £60 for children and young people, if you feel this is unaffordable for you please contact me to discuss concessionary rates.

This covers online, face to face and telephone counselling.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please contact me to check my current availability

St. Johns Road, Durham, DH7

Easington Business Centre, 1 Seaside Lane, Easington Colliery, Peterlee, Durham, SR8 3LJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

Office is based on the 1st floor however for any client with mobility issues we do have a meeting room available for use on the ground floor.

Online platforms



In person

I am currently training in supervision and will be offering low cost supervision from the 30th of September 2023.

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Sarah Griffiths
Sarah Griffiths