Sarah Mears

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Gestalt and Systemic Counsellor, MBACP
Available for new clients
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Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a fully qualified Gestalt and Systemic Counsellor based in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, easily reached from Southampton, Romsey, Winchester and Eastleigh. I offer short or long-term therapy, helping my clients overcome a variety of issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, trauma, addiction, bereavement, divorce, attachment and relationship issues amongst many more. I have experience working with adults, young people, couples and families. 

Maybe fixed patterns and beliefs that have served you well in the past might not be as useful today or you may just feel stuck in life. Whether you feel your issues are deep rooted from the past or more recent, I believe how they affect you in the here and now is the most important. It may be difficult to talk about such issues with family or friends and therefore a therapeutic relationship with a professional counsellor can offer the time and space to allow you to explore your concerns.

I work in a relational authentic and non-judgemental way to facilitate a process whereby new awareness can help support you to find creative ways to bring about change in your life.

I believe the most important aspect of counselling is the relationship between the client and counsellor, and therefore to ensure you find the right counsellor for you, I offer an initial free 20 minute consultation.

Please do not hesitate to contact me to find out more.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Degree/Dip HE Gestalt Counselling, awarded Distinction by Buckingham New University
  • Advanced Certificate in Systemic practice with Couples and Families; IFT Institute
  • Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People.
  • Counselling Skills Level 3
  • Transactional Analysis Certificate 101

Further Training

  • Loss and Bereavement Workshop
  • Attachment theory
  • Polyvagal Theory - Neuroscience workshop
  • Relationships and Regulation - Neuroscience Workshop
  • Gestalt Workshop - Metanoia
  • Working Creatively workshop
  • Safeguarding and Prevent Training
  • Counselling Young People

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). This ensures I adhere to their ethical framework and apply such standards with my clients. I am fully insured and hold a current DBS Certificate.

I have experience of working in educational institutions and charitable organisations as well as private practice.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • Individuals £50 per session (50 minutes)
  • Couples £90 per session
  • Families £110 per session.
  • Face to face, video and telephone sessions available
  • Short and long term therapy available
  • Early morning, evening and weekend appointments available
  • Concessions available for low income and students of approved counselling courses.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Saturday, 8.00am-8.00pm

Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Sarah Mears
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