Sarah McConnell, UKCP registered, Licenced Marriage and Family Therapist

Sarah McConnell, UKCP registered, Licenced Marriage and Family Therapist

224 Dialstone Lane

Whaley Bridge

07742 929490

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About me

My name is Sarah McConnell and the majority of my practice is couples counselling. I practice Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) which helps couples to understand and change negative patterns in their relationships while also helping to get to the bottom of underlying issues that prevent closeness. Typically couples will be starting to feel better with a series of 12 - 20 sessions.   I'm passionate about helping couples feel better about their relationships and have a good track record in helping people find ways to do this.

I also work with individuals who are struggling with relationship challenges or with anxiety, depression or other issues common in counselling.

I trained in both the UK and the USA and have a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy as well as being a certified EFT therapist and supervisor. I am also trained in Gestalt Psychotherapy. Before becoming a therapist I worked for 27 years in industry in HR and Organisational Development, and was involved in organisational change, training, team alignment and coaching.

I'm a musician (guitarist and singer) and love working with people. I'm passionate about what I do!

Training, qualifications & experience

BA in Psychology (Open University)
140 hours of training at Metanoia Institute, London
MA in Family Therapy (University of Houston, Clear Lake, USA)
Gestalt Practitioner & Advanced training in Physical Process (Gestalt Institute of Cleveland)
Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist
Certified Emotionally Focused Therapy Supervisor

6 years experience in private practice in Houston, Texas, USA
1 year internship at the Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston

27 years in the Oil and Gas industry (HR and OD) in the UK and USA

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My fee is £60 for a 60 minute session

I do have a sliding scale for those in need - apply for details.

Further information

Currently working out of Riverside Wellbeing office in Whaley Bridge, High Peak, Derbyshire.

I also do online sessions for those unable to travel to the office.

Maps & Directions

Stockport, SK2 7LE
Whaley Bridge, SK23

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


I'm available Monday to Friday from 8am to 7pm (last appointment 7pm).