Sarah McMaster. Person Centred Counsellor
34 Northumberland Street
01524 381786 / 07786144705
Some events and experiences in life can leave us struggling with difficult feelings such as: sadness, confusion, anger, guilt, shame, hurt and fear. It can be hard to talk to friends and family about these feelings of distress, we may be anxious about burdening them with our problems or worry that we will be judged by them.
Professional counselling can help by offering a safe, supportive and confidential space for you to explore your feelings. Having the opportunity to talk honestly and openly about how you are really feeling can bring a great sense of relief. Clients often find the experience of being heard, understood and accepted in counselling an incredibly powerful one. I have found that it is from this point of acceptance that people commonly discover a fresh clarity about their life which often starts a new period of change and hope for them.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor (First Class BA (Hons) Person Centred Therapy)
I am registered with the British Association Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework
I have experience in working with clients with a variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, bereavement, addiction recovery, illness and terminal illness diagnosis, trauma and relationship difficulties.
I have undertaken PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociation Survivors) Trauma training.
I have worked with clients in a residential rehab setting (drug / alcohol)
I have worked for a local voluntary counselling service offering person centred counselling to clients presenting with a variety of issues
In addition to my private counselling work, I currently manage therapy services for a local cancer charity.
I am also a qualified nurse (R.G.N) registered with the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) with twenty years experience of working in working palliative care.
I practice continuing professional development, if you wish to know any more about my qualifications or experience please just ask.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life shortening illness
Life changing illness
Grief / loss
Introductory / first session only £10.00, after this fees are £40.00 per session - sessions are for a full hour.
The number of sessions needed varies for each individual, this is something we can discuss together.
If you have any questions about the counselling process or if you're unsure if counselling would be right for you please just give me a call and I'd be happy to talk this through with you.
I'm also happy to answer any specific queries via e-mail.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please contact me to ask about current availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|