Sarah Kenyon MBACP (Accred)
Hello and thanks for visiting my counselling page. If you are struggling to cope because of anxiety or depression or if you are concerned about the emotional wellbeing of someone close to you, I hope I can offer the support you are looking for.
I am an experienced, BACP Accredited counsellor and I work integratively, drawing on a range of approaches to provide tailored counselling support appropriate for each client's unique experiences and challenges. I have been the Manager of an adolescent and young adult counselling service for the past 6 years which gives me a deep understanding of the many difficulties facing young people and their families.
I work with both adults and adolescents and I am based in the centre of Guildford. In addition to offering ongoing counselling, I can also offer ad-hoc consultation and support for parents supporting adolescent children with mental health and emotional well-being difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor. I have a BA Honours Degree (First) in Integrative-Relational Counselling from the University of Middlesex.
I have been practising as a counsellor since 2010 and have worked with adults at a GP’s practice. The majority of my counselling has been with adolescents and young adults and I am passionate about working with this age group. I am currently a part-time student at UCL undertaking post-graduate training in leadership of children and young people's mental health services.
I trained as a volunteer with ChildLine. Subsequently I have been a counsellor with Heads Together Youth Counselling Service (Redhill) and Jump Start Youth Counselling Service (Sutton).
I am currently the Manager of Heads Together, overseeing a team of 30 counsellors and clinical supervisors. My experience as both a counsellor and manager within youth counselling has given me valuable insight into the challenges facing young people and the many and varied ways in which they can be supported towards good emotional health and living with hope and positivity to achieve their full potential.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
I offer 50 minute appointments at a charge of £55. I offer weekly or fortnightly sessions on either a time limited or open-ended basis and I am very happy to offer appointments on a flexible basis if you work shifts or have a lot of unpredictable commitments.
I am BUPA registered.
Professional Indemnity Insurance in place
Please note that the full session fee will be charged for appointments missed without 24 hours notice.
Working with young people
I believe it is important to recognise the uniqueness of adolescence. Adolescence is a period of profound change and development – many young people thrive on the challenges they face as they transition from childhood to adulthood but many others struggle with the psychological, social and emotional changes they are experiencing. Sometimes young people need support to navigate their way to becoming an adult; sometimes parents need support to equip them to be the best parent they can be in sometimes challenging circumstances.
I am committed building empathic, non-judgemental therapeutic relationships with all clients where we work together towards mutually-agreed counselling goals, self awareness and acceptance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday afternoons and evenings and on other days on request
Types of client