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BSc (Hons), FdSc

About me

Hi, I am Sarah Holburn, a fully qualified counsellor working within Surrey and Hampshire.

I aim to provide you with a warm, safe and confidential space to explore what is troubling you. I appreciate that it can be daunting to seek help when life becomes difficult. I am passionate about the benefits of both short and long-term talking therapy to reduce isolation and create lasting change.

I offer a friendly, non-judgemental approach underpinned by professional counselling theory. Together we can explore what is challenging you and work towards positive changes. I work with both adults and young people aged 14+

I have experience in working with a wide variety of issues including general anxiety and social anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loneliness, relationship problems, chronic and acute illness and disability, work stress and redundancy, traumatic life events, parenting issues, infertility, loss, and bereavement. I currently also work within the NHS supporting younger clients age 12-25, a school setting supporting clients on the autistic spectrum and I work with cancer patients and their loved ones through a charity called Momentum.  I spent 3 years counselling patients and their relatives within an NHS oncology unit.

Please feel free to contact me so that we can have an initial chat about what you need.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology University of Central Lancashire
  • FdSc Counselling University of Greenwich
  • NCFE Counselling 1-3 Guildford College
  • Counsellor within NHS, Fountain Centre, Royal Surrey Hospital
  • Educator of students with complex disabilities
  • Mental Health First Aid representative

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


Additional information

£45 per session

When I work

I can also offer weekend and evening sessions subject to availability.

Farnham, Surrey, GU9

Alton, Hampshire, GU34

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people

Key details

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