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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


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.

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Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual 1-1 Psychotherapy In Person - £55

Individual 1-1 Online Psychotherapy - £45

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

225 Royal Exchange, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 7DD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults