Sarah Hamilton Dip.Couns. MBAPC

Sarah Hamilton Dip.Couns. MBAPC


07970 052857

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About me

Hello, welcome to my profile.
I have been counselling for over 20 years, in a GP practice, within the Voluntary sector and privately. Whatever is troubling you - relationship or family issues, depression, addictions, eating disorders, trauma, bereavement, etc - I can provide a warm, safe and non-judgemental environment in which you can explore the issues that are worrying you.

My aim is to help you to make sense of your inner turmoil, recognise behaviours and patterns that may be blocking you and enable you to take back control. The ultimate goal is that you can live your life to the full and embrace the future.

I do not believe in the "one size fits all" approach, as each person responds in their own unique way. Consequently, I adopt an Integrative approach and use a variety of counselling techniques as appropriate to each individual client.
There are no rules regarding contracts or numbers of sessions; some clients feel that their needs have been met after one or two sessions and some engage in long-term counselling.
As well as to face-to-face sessions, I can also provide telephone and online counselling.

In addition to counselling, I have also worked for many years delivering Communication Skills training to individuals and in companies. Please feel free to contact me if you would like coaching in assertiveness, building self-confidence, communication skills, interview techniques etc.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Wales (Newport) and have been in practice since 1996.

My technique is Integrative counselling with a Person Centred approach and incorporating Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy methods when appropriate.

My experience has been gained over twenty years, working in the NHS Primary Care, the voluntary sector and in private practice. Client issues include addictions - drugs, alcohol, sex and helping family members of addicts - eating disorders, OCD, relationship problems, abuse, PTSD, anger, depression, suicidal thoughts, bereavement, loss and issues arising from medical conditions including organ transplantation.

My client base has ranged from young adolescents to the elderly and I work with individuals and couples.

In my work in an international Management Training company, I also train individuals and groups in the private and business sectors in communication skills.

I am a Member of BACP and abide by their Code of Ethics, have appropriate supervision and insurance.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Organ transplantation


All fees are payable by cash, cheque or bank transfer at the end of each session for face-to-face sessions and by bank transfer in advance for telephone sessions.

Counselling Fees:

My charges are £50 per hour, with a reduced rate negotiable for trainee counsellors, students or those on low incomes.

Couples counselling is £55 per hour.

Further information

Please feel free to call or email me if you have any queries or to book a session.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Maps & Directions

Abergavenny, NP7

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


Evening and weekend sessions are available in addition to normal working hours.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults