Sarah Holbrook MBACP Registered Counsellor and Coach

Sarah Holbrook MBACP Registered Counsellor and Coach

90 New North Road
West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire

07515 810636

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About me

If you choose to work with me as a counsellor, when you’re sharing your world and inner most feelings, you can trust me to never judge. Being truly heard is a powerful thing and I’m here to listen and create a safe space for you to work through things in your own way, at your own pace and removed from your day-to-day life.

Counselling can help you to make sense of your feelings and what's happening in your world. It offers you the chance to talk to someone in confidence about YOU...and the things that are worrying, upsetting or distressing you. Talking about bottled-up feelings and emotions that are affecting your wellbeing can give you a sense of relief.

Choosing the right counsellor to support you through tough times can be a difficult in itself. The emotions and feelings you're experiencing are private and the idea of sharing these may leave you feeling vulnerable and exposed. It’s important to feel safe, comfortable…and to feel a connection with your therapist. This is why I offer a complementary 30-minute session where you can meet me and ask any questions you may have.

I offer short and long term counselling sessions, and have a counselling room on Halifax Road in Huddersfield. This is close to Huddersfield town centre and is only a short drive from the M62, so easily accessible from Brighouse, Halifax, Bradford, Leeds and Manchester. I'm easy to find, there's plenty of parking and my counselling room is warm, calm and inviting.

How can counselling help?

  • Relationship breakdowns and difficulties.
  • Difficult life decisions and situations.
  • Coping with stress, anxiety, depression and low mood.
  • Dealing with major life events and changes.
  • Coping with ill health, loss and bereavement
  • Work-related worries and concerns
  • Low self-esteem and confidence problems
  • Feeling emotionally stuck with unwelcome thoughts and feelings
  • Coming to terms with life and things that have happened.
  • Problems with addictions and abuse

My website offers more information about me and the counselling service I offer if you want to take a look.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training and qualifications...

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • Level 5 in Coaching and Mentoring (ILM)
  • Transactional Analysis (TA101) certificate
  • Safeguarding Level 1 and 2 for working with adults; Level 1 for working with children.
  • Registered Member (376106) of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
  • Enhanced DBS certificate for working with adults and young people

Experience of working with adults and young people...

Aside from my private practice clients, I have experience of working with adults and young people in different settings:

  • I'm employed as a Part-time Counsellor by a local Sixth Form College, working with young 16-18 year old people.
  • I've worked in a GP surgery offering general counselling services to referred patients
  • I've worked with a cancer support charity, offering counselling to people affected by a cancer diagnosis; patients, family members, carers and the bereaved.
  • I work as an Associate Counsellor for GamCare, a national charity which provides free counselling services and support for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling.
  • I work clients referred from a local employee assistence programme

As a counsellor I have experience in counselling people challenged by

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Work-related stress
  • Workplace bullying
  • Relationship problems
  • Depression
  • Low mood and feelings of sadness
  • Family issues
  • Bullying
  • Gambling and addiciton
  • Low self-esteem
  • Low self-confidence
  • Divorce and separation
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Panic attacks
  • Self harm
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Personal development
  • Impact of life changing events
  • Loneliness
  • Cancer and life limiting illness
  • Carer support
  • Personal development and life-coaching
  • Gambling and addiction

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Therapies offered

Photos & videos

  • Your counselling chair
  • The Counselling Room in Huddersfield
  • BACP Registered Member


I charge £45 for counselling sessions and sessions are 50 minutes long.

DBS checked for working with adults and children - enhanced

I offer a reduced rate for student counsellors in training.

Further information

Evening and weekend appointments are available.

Maps & Directions

Huddersfield, HD1 5NE
Brighouse, HD6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

There is a car park behind my counselling rooms as well as roadside parking.


I offer counselling sessions on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Limited Saturday morning appointments are available.

Evening appointments are available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults