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About me

Hello and welcome.

I am Sarah – counsellor and psychotherapist, EMDR therapist, certified change coach, human being, and founder of Well of Being. 

I will support you to move beyond your difficult experiences from the past, and your anxieties about the future. From a place grounded in the present moment, I will help you to reconnect to the wellbeing and resilience that is always within you. That wellbeing will be the key to you navigating life with greater confidence, self-belief, and peace of mind.

I have spent many years working in the NHS, most recently as a specialist psychological therapist in an eating disorder service in West Yorkshire. I have a special interest in working with people who experience a difficult relationship with food, weight and their body and share from a wealth of personal and professional experience.

I offer therapy and coaching via zoom or telephone, so distance never has to be a barrier.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Leeds Metropolitan University 2011
  • Advanced Compassion Focused Therapy for Eating Disorders - The Compassionate Mind Foundation 2020
  • EMDR Training  - EMDR Extra, 2015
  • Accredited Change Coach Training - Amy Johnson Coach Training 2020
  • Mantra Training - Connect 2018
  • Counselling For Depression (CfD) - York St John University 2018
  • Veteran Awareness Training - York St John University 2016
  • Healing Complex Trauma and Dissociation with Ego State Therapy and EMDR - EMDR Europe 2015
  • Autism Awareness Training - Bradford District Care Foundation Trust 2014
  • Open Network College - Level 3 qualification, Working with female survivors of rape and sexual abuse 2012

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a wealth of experience working with a wide range of psychological difficulties, including rape, sexual abuse and trauma.

I have a special interest in working with people with a difficult relationship with food and their bodies, and with low self esteem.

Fees

From £95.00 to £110.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

The rate for a single hourly session is £110 but please contact me to learn more about packages and offers.

When I work

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Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10

Type of session

Online
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