Hi I'm Sarah. I am a qualified counsellor with experience of working with clients on a short and long term basis who bring various issues including generalised anxiety disorder, low mood, depression, suicidal thoughts, panic attacks, self-harm, relationship issues and work related problems.
I am hugely passionate about giving people a safe place to be themselves and explore their thoughts and emotions in a relaxed, friendly and non-judgmental environment.
So what is Counselling?
Counselling is a process people seek when they want to change something in their lives, understand their emotions and behaviours or just simply have someone to talk to about their thoughts or feelings.
How can I help you?
I will work to understand your experiences from your perspective. I will give you the time and space to be yourself, and I will accept you as you are, helping you feel comfortable exploring your difficulties, so together we can make positive changes in your life. We can also look at practical ways that may help you move forward as I beleive counselling is not a 'one size fits all' experience. I can adjust my approach to suit your needs.
From experience I have learned that when going through a difficult time it can make all the difference having somewhere to go, with someone who will allow you to feel how you are feeling in that moment and not try rescuing you with cliché words and phrases, so if all you need is a confidential shoulder, then that is ok too.
If you are struggling in some way and feel ready to take that all important first step in moving forward, or you would like someone to talk to who wont make any judgements, get in touch and we can explore together how to make positive changes in your life.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Practice
- ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
- Introduction to Domestic Abuse in Therapy
- Introduction to Counselling
- Safeguarding Adults
In addition to my private practice I work as a Counsellor at Phoenix Health & Wellbeing in Leeds and Volunteer as a School Counsellor with Place2be.
Continuing Professional Development
I attend workshops relating to my work with clients. I am undertaking specific training relating to working with children in a school setting.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
Initial Assessment (Up to one hour) £30
One hour session £40
Students and other discounts offered, please ask for more details.
What some clients have said about me:
Thank you for all the help and support. You really helped me to get through a difficult time in my life. I have also managed to overcome some recent events which would normally have taken me years or never to deal with and let go. You are a fantastic and beautiful lady with a very warm heart.
Thank you for all your help and support.
Thank you for listening to me you have made me so much better,
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please email me with your availability and I will endeavour to meet your needs wherever possible.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|