Sarah Jane Horsley MBACP (Accredited)
Are you facing difficult circumstances, feel confused, unsure about the way forward? Are you feeling overwhelmed? You may have ignored your own needs for so long that you have forgotten to give yourself the care and 'me-time' that you so crucially need. Perhaps you feel uncertain of who you are, so caught up with the busyness of life and trying to keep everyone else happy that you have somehow lost yourself along the way.
Maybe now is the time to take that first step towards seeking the support that is necessary. Maybe you’ve never tried counselling before and you’re not sure what to expect. Or perhaps you feel that you simply need a few sessions to help restore your sense of equilibrium. Nothing is too big or too small to work with; anything that affects you is relevant in the counselling room. People come to counselling for many different reasons and it takes courage to take that very first step towards seeking help to manage difficult emotions.
What can I expect?
I can offer you a safe place to explore any concerns you have in a non-judgemental, accepting and empathic environment. I am a genuine, warm, friendly and caring counsellor and believe wholeheartedly in the power of the counselling process and the ability of people to change for the better. I am genuinely interested in YOU and care about everything that affects you whether big or small.
The first session
This will be a time for you to ask any questions about the counselling process and decide whether you would like to proceed. It will also provide me with the opportunity to gain a fuller understanding of your hope, expectations and needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professionally qualified integrative counsellor MBCP (accredited). As an integrative counsellor I draw on several therapeutic approaches and tailor these to meet your individual needs.
I qualified in 2013 and have worked since then for a local Counselling charity. I received specialist training in trauma, childhood sexual abuse and rape. I have experience counselling older children and completed part of my Placement training at a further education college, counselling students. I have also worked several years within a therapeutic setting for individuals who have substance misuse problems.
Qualifications and Training
Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
Certificate of Proficiency
NVQ in Working with Substance misuse
Having had telephone counselling training, I can therefore offer this as an alternative to face-to-face counselling. Some people are perhaps unable to leave their home or maybe feel that for whatever reason telephone counselling might be more suited to their needs. The price for telephone counselling is also £40 for a 50 minute session.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
My fees are £40 per 50-minute session.
I accept payments by cash on the day.
Cancellations: Provided that 24 hours’ notice is given there will be no charge for cancellations.
However, for cancellations less than 24 hours’ notice there will be a charge of £25.
Telephone counselling £40 for a 50 minute session (agreed session time and client to ring me). Telephone cancellations of less than 24 hours notice incur a cost of £15.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible depending on room availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|