Sarah Piggott MA, PG Dip, MBACP, Dip CRCT
I'm an experienced Integrative Therapist offering short-term and open-ended counselling with adult individuals and couples.
My practice is generally collaborative and I draw upon different approaches to ensure that together we find a way forward that suits you. This, of course, involves talking and listening but may also, if appropriate and if you feel comfortable, include alternative ways of working, e.g. working through the body, using Mindfulness. Sometimes these more creative ways of working can lead to different experiences and understandings that are less easily accessible in a pure ‘talking therapy’ approach.
As a relational therapist you can expect me to pay attention to the quality and dynamics of our working relationship as it develops.
My aims are to be open and honest, to respect the pace and depth at which you choose to proceed and to provide a space within which you feel confident and safe to explore what is troubling you.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Counselling, Integrative
Post Graduate Diploma, Counselling, Integrative
Certificate, Psychodynamic Counselling
Diploma Relational Couples Counselling
Supervisor-in-training - completion Q2 2019
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (level 1) - for the treatment of trauma
I hold a Masters Degree in Counselling from the University of Wales where I also completed a Post Graduate Diploma. I have also worked as a visiting lecturer at the University where I worked with students in the final stages of their professional counselling training. This involved supporting them in both their professional and personal development.
I have a business background and in addition to years spent working for a large organisation I have also run my own business consulting in companies on stress and sleep issues and offering redundancy support. This gives me an enhanced understanding of work related problems.
I am an experienced sleep therapist and am happy to work in-depth with sleep issues.
I have undertaken significant additional training across my career - in CBT, Inner Child work, Shame, Couples Counselling, Supervision and Mindfulness amongst others.
I am also trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for the treatment of trauma. This is a form of non-touch body therapy based on a neuroscientific understanding of how we hold trauma in our nervous systems.
My training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy focused on the treatment of attachment, developmental and relational injury is ongoing.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is an exciting and innovative approach which I am very happy to be integrating into my practice and I offer clients the opportunity to experience this in our work together. This sits neatly alongside Mindfulness which I have been working with for some years.
In my early career I worked in a counselling charity which offers low cost counselling for a wide variety of issues. I am also an accredited Cruse Bereavement Care counsellor.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Issues with co-dependency
Distress arising from female hormonal issues - menopause, PCOS, PMS, endometriosis etc...
Problems with poor sleeping / insomnia
Long term / chronic illness
Individuals: £60 per hour
Couples: £70 per hour
Supervisees: Please enquire
Standard sessions are 60 minutes. I also offer longer sessions of 75 and 90 minutes.
From my own experience of being a client I came to believe that a high degree of self awareness in the therapist enables the creation of a safer and more productive space for the client. For me this involves reading and educating myself about new ways of working, regularly updating my skills and knowledge through training and keeping my own continuing personal development in focus.
I have an established Mindfulness practice which supports me in my life and in my practice as a counsellor. I offer clients the opportunity to include aspects of this in our work.
Lastly, I love what I do. It is both what I do and part of what and who I am.
I appreciate that it takes courage to take that first step and approach a potential counsellor. I aim to greet you with respect and in a way that acknowledges your individuality and independence. If you would like to make an initial appointment to see if we are a good 'fit' or would just like to ask some more questions then please feel free to contact me by email - firstname.lastname@example.org. or by text or phone on 07900 264614.
My very best wishes to you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Level access to ground floor practice room and cloakroom. Wheelchair friendly.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am an experienced relational integrative therapist and have worked with other therapists in a supervisory capacity both in peer relationships and with counselling students as their tutor/lecturer. I also have experience of facilitating groups in wider institutional settings.View supervision profile