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 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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


Additional information

£45 per session


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



Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Sarah Holburn

Sarah Holburn