Sarah Layton

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I'll help you thrive instead of just survive.
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Talking to the right person can help you transform your day to day experience of life; supporting you to increase your confidence and self esteem, manage self doubt, improve your relationships and overcome difficulties so you can, put simply, thrive.   

Working with me can help you:

  • find your way through life change and transition
  • work out what you really want
  • improve relationships, both personal and professional
  • manage staff comfortably and confidently
  • recalibrate to move forward
  • feel happy and confident at work
  • navigate growing older and menopause more easily
  • parent in a satisfying way
  • wake up feeling good day to day
  • work with something else entirely

How I work

I offer warm, compassionate and supportive space in which you can explore and come to understand yourself more fully, address difficulties and gain emotional skills that can help you to live in a way that feels truly satisfying.  

I start with the premise that you are the expert on you and that I am here to support you and help draw attention to things you may not have considered yet, and share skills you may be missing. 

In may invite you to explore mindfulness and ‘tuning in’ to your physical experience as a way of connecting deeply with, and understanding yourself. 

Other skills we may work on include: using and managing your anger, limiting the power of your critical voice, overcoming self doubt, enhancing your self esteem, setting boundaries, and connecting with, and trusting, your inner voice.  

I am a passionate nature lover and recognise the power of the natural world to help us deal with life, often turning to the seasons and nature's metaphors to inform and enliven our work together.  

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP Reg)

Qualified Coach Practitioner with European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC Accred). 

An experienced therapist and accredited coach; my training and experience has included the following:

  • Spectrum Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapy and Counselling 
  • Spectrum Certificate in Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapy and Counselling 
  • EMCC Therapist to Coach training
  • RSA Counselling Skills Diploma
  • Understanding childhood sexual abuse course
  • Relationship with food and body image; Beyond Chocolate 
  • The Wild Academy courses
  • I am a wife and mother to two grown and flown adults and my life experience has provided plenty of opportunities for personal growth. 
  • I am an experienced garden designer who is no longer designing for others though I am passionate about my own garden, and the natural world. 

I comply with the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice and am in ongoing Supervision to support my work. 

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

After being put on a diet by my mother at age 7, developing a compulsive eating disorder, recovering from this and yet living in a body considered overweight by society, I am very interested in the way we think about ourselves in relationship to our physical appearance and what society expects of us, as well as our relationship with food.  

I walk my talk and will bring my full personality to my work with you.  I have a distinct dislike of misogyny and the pressures that woman absorb around how we are 'supposed ' to be. 

Therapies offered


£80.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Therapy sessions last 50 minutes and take place online at weekly intervals.   The fee is £80. 

The first session is a chance to talk about the things that are leading you to consider therapy and explore how I might help.  We can see whether we feel comfortable together and I'll answer any questions you have and explain how we might proceed.   Initial sessions take place on Zoom and are charged for.  

Ahead of our first session we will have a brief chat on the phone to answer any questions you have and set a date for our first session. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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Sarah Layton
Sarah Layton