Sarah Piggott

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Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV33
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About me

I'm an experienced therapist offering short-term and open-ended counselling and psychotherapy with adult individuals and couples. I am Trauma trained.

My original core training was 'integrative' - a blend of humanistic, psychodynamic and mindfulness based CBT approaches. But in recent years I have undertaken trainings in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (a body based approach), Internal Family Systems (IFS parts work) and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). This allows me to work with clients who have experienced Trauma and more complex attachment, developmental injuries. 

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

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Level 2 - Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFIO) a 'parts' approach to working with Couples (May and August 2024)

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Level 1

Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist 

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (level 2) - for the treatment of developmental/attachment injury

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (level 1) - for the treatment of trauma

Certificate Supervision (CSTD)

I hold a Masters Degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Wales. 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 a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for the treatment of both i) trauma and ii) attachment, developmental and relational injury.

This is a form of (non-touch) body therapy based on a neuroscience understanding of how we hold trauma and early experiences in our nervous systems.

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.

Member organisations

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

Issues with co-dependency
Distress arising from female hormonal issues - menopause, PCOS, PMS, endometriosis  etc...
Problems with poor sleeping / insomnia
Long term / chronic illness


£80.00 per session

Additional information

Standard sessions are 60 minutes. I also offer longer sessions of 75 minutes.

Supervisees please enquire.

Further information

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.

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 - or by text or phone on 07900 264614.

My very best wishes to you.


Harbury, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV33

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Level access to ground floor practice room and cloakroom. Wheelchair friendly.

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In person

I am an experienced relational integrative therapist, Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist, trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS, Level 1) and an EMDR practitioner.

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Sarah Piggott
Sarah Piggott