Sarah Leach, MBACP
I'm Sarah and I'm an experienced BACP registered counsellor working in Harrogate. I work with adults and young people who may be dealing with a number of issues.We all encounter difficult periods in our lives, where we can feel overwhelmed or confused. Times where we feel stuck and as if nobody understands, even those closest to us. Deciding to access counselling is a positive step towards getting some support and moving forward. It can help if you need to offload, to feel accepted, to focus thoughts, look for solutions to problems ,or to build skills in coping with stress or anxiety. It can help you to discover your inner resources, and be more comfortable with yourself. I believe that the most effective kind of therapy is uniquely tailored to each person, and i draw upon my masters level training in a variety of models to find the path that works the most effectively for you. In my experience your therapy needs to be a mixture of getting to the root of your problems, and providing you with tools and skills to take away with you to serve you in dealing with those problems.
I offer successful open ended counselling governed by your needs and time frame. My therapy space is a relaxed and comfortable environment in which we can build a warm professional relationship. Clients tell me I am warm and welcoming that I have a sense of humour and make them think! I understand that taking those first steps can be daunting so please, feel free to phone me for a chat and I can help you to decide if I am the right counsellor for you.I would be happy to hear from you and about you.
Please see my website for more information about how I can help and support you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor -Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy with distinction (BACP accredited) and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling Professionals (BACP) and work within their ethical framework ( www.BACP.co.uk).
In addition to working in private practice, I work as a counsellor/mentor for Adoption UK. I also run a number of support groups in the locality and for Harrogate Grammar School and offer both secular mindfulness and Buddhist meditation classes to groups.
Before becoming a counsellor I worked as a special needs teacher and I am an NHS trained Intensive Interaction practitioner. I also have training in therapeutic parenting. I did my clinical placement at a hospice so I am able to offer bereavement counselling.
I have additional experience with and interest in clients with neurodiversity, physical disabilities, adolescents,adoptive parents and parents of children with disabilities, and mindfulness based therapies.
I am fully insured and DBS checked.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Health anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Neurodiversity, Meditation, Adolescents, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Adoptive Parents, Parents of Children with Disabilities, School Refusal.
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- Existential therapy
Photos & videos
£45 daytime, £50 after 5pm.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday to Thursday 9am to 8pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|