Sarah MacBryer

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Inverness IV2
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and a very warm welcome! My name is Sarah and I am a counsellor and psychotherapist based in the Highlands of Scotland. I offer face to face sessions to people over the age of 16 in Inverness, both during the day and in the evening. I also offer online and telephone sessions to people anywhere in the UK. 

 I don't believe in a cold and clinical approach when it comes to client work, which is how many people think counselling might feel! I bring my warmth and personality into sessions, as making people feel comfortable and safe is really important to me. 

Reaching out for support takes a lot of courage, and sending that first email can feel like the toughest step! As someone who has received my own personal therapy, I really believe that knowledge is power, and the more I can help you to understand what is going on for you, the more control you will feel over your own life. 

If you are facing challenges in your life, or are feeling a bit down and you're not sure why, I would so welcome a message from you. Counselling gives us a toolbox we can use to gain a better understanding of what’s causing the problems we are facing, and how we can move towards managing or resolving them.  

My role is not to diagnose or cure you; I am here to work alongside you as we explore together what is keeping you from moving forward.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy, with Distinction – University of the Highlands and Islands
  • COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills – University of the Highlands and Islands
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling – Counselling Tutor (ACTO approved)
  •  Transactional Analysis 101
  • SVQ4 Social Services and Healthcare

I have experience of counselling in both NHS and educational settings, and have worked with adults of all ages with wide ranging issues including grief, anxiety and depression, family problems, physical and psychological abuse and stress. I also have extensive experience working within the adult health and social care sector.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

My role is not to diagnose or cure you; I am here to work alongside you as we explore together what is keeping you from moving forward.


£45.00 - £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free 15 minute phone call so we can 'meet' each other before agreeing to any official sessions; this is so we can chat through what brings you to counselling, and whether we feel we could be a good fit for one-another. 

In person sessions are £50, and online/phone sessions are £45.

Cancellations: If you cancel 24 hours or less before your session, you will still be required to pay the full cost of the session. If you cancel between 24 and 48 hours before, you will be required to pay a £7 cancellation fee. You will not be asked to pay if you cancel with more than 48 hours notice

I accept payment in cash or by bank transfer.

When I work

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Further information

There are no set rules around the number if sessions I can offer you, it completely depends on what you want, and what you need. I am happy to see you for a single session, for short-term sessions or for longer term counselling. It is normal and helpful for counsellor and client to review this as we go along.

Meeting regularly is most beneficial, especially at the beginning of your counselling. This would usually mean on a weekly basis, but I am happy to review this depending on your needs; we could discuss a fortnightly option, or whatever is going to work best for you. 

Inverness, Highland, IV2

Inverness, Highland, IV2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Sarah MacBryer
Sarah MacBryer