Sarah Leach, MBACP

Sarah Leach, MBACP

Arncliffe Road
North Yorkshire

07584 096366

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About me

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 (

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.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Neurodiversity, Meditation, Adolescents, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Adoptive Parents, Parents of Children with Disabilities, School Refusal.

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  • therapy space


£45 daytime, £50 after 5pm.
Concessions available.

Maps & Directions

Harrogate, HG2 8NH

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Yes
Other languages: Makaton


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Makaton, BSL (basic level 1)


Tuesday to Thursday 9am to 8pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme