About me

At certain points in our lives, we might find ourselves in what may seem like an unbreakable cycle of self-destructive behaviours, overwhelming emotions and a sense of disconnect to those around us, or perhaps even within ourselves.

If you’re reading this, it is likely that you currently find yourself somewhere within that cycle or you may have feelings of anxiety, depression or low self-worth. You may be experiencing relationship difficulties, intrusive and obsessive thoughts, self-harm, child-hood trauma or grief. Whatever the reason may be, I just want to firstly remind you that you are not alone and that it is possible for light to be found once again within the darkness that you are currently suffering.

My name is Sarah and I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist, with a 1st class honours degree. Although I predominately trained from a person-centred perspective, encompassing core values of; openness, respect, compassion and empathy, facilitating a safe and confidential space for clients to explore challenges within their lives. I also like to take an integrative/varied approach to therapy.
In my professional experience, promoting flexibility in the therapeutic methods or techniques used within sessions allows for a tailor-made approach for each client and their variant and individualistic needs and expectations of therapy. I Believe that the best therapeutic relationships are viewed as a collaborative process, working together to identify how to overcome personal challenges and gain a sense of self development.

I actively respect the bravery that each client takes embarking upon psychotherapy, as I can empathise that it may seem daunting and scary to take the first step.

I offer a free 20 min telephone consultation where we can initially look at what you want to experience/gain from therapy and discuss the most appropriate steps forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

1st Class BSc Honours Degree Counselling & Psychotherapy Professional Practice

During my time as a Psychotherapist I have worked within Charitable organisations, Schools as well as  Private practice. I have experience working with a diverse range of clients, ages and variant presenting problems including; Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Depression,  OCD, Attachment issues, Low Self-esteem, GAD, PTSD, Childhood Trauma, Bereavement & loss, Chronic illness, Relationship issues,  Domestic violence, Self-harm, BPD and depersonalisation.

I am dedicated to my role as a Psychotherapist and continuing my knowledge within the psychotherapeutic field. I am currently studying a  Masters Degree in Advanced Psychotherapy.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual 1-1 Psychotherapy - £45

Individual 1-1 Psychotherapy Student - £30

Telephone Counselling - £30

Availability

Weekdays
Evenings
Weekends

225 Royal Exchange
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M2 7DD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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Sarah Hayes

Sarah Hayes