Sarah Hird

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BVM&S, MRCVS, PGDip Integrative Counselling, MBACP.
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Rhayader, Powys, LD6
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, my name is Sarah. Welcome to my profile, and thank you for taking the time to pause and read it. 

Sometimes life can be overwhelming, and it can be helpful for us to reach out to a trained professional to journey with us through the choppy waters. At other times, we may just have an inner sense of being unsettled, flat or empty and be unsure as to why; or we may have more specific concerns, centring around work, health, parenting or relationships. 

I aim to offer a supportive, confidential space in which we can explore whatever is concerning you. My gentle, nurturing approach may help to unravel any confusion you are experiencing and help you to move forward, embracing life with less fear, and more trust in your own inner resources. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post-graduate Diploma Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (with distinction). 
  • Post-graduate Certificate Counselling Skills (with distinction).
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Education. 
  • Batchelor of Veterinary Medicine and Science. 
  • Registered Member BACP.
  • Counsellor with Mind. 

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a particular interest in working with Veterinary professionals. 


£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a free, no obligation, 15-minute telephone session following your initial enquiry. In this, we can discuss your concerns and mutually agree whether we would like to work together. 

When I work

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Further information

I have a particular interest in working with Veterinary professionals, given my on-going lived experience within the sector. However, I am also keen to emphasise that I am open and enthusiastic to assist all who approach me for therapy. 

I am an Integrative therapist, drawing on Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Compassion-focussed theories in my work. I will flex my approach according to your needs and therapeutic aims. 

Rhayader, Powys, LD6

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Key details

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