Sarah Savage Reg.MBACP. MBICA
My caring, supportive nature supports my work as an empathic, genuine and non-judgmental counsellor. I offer a confidential, safe and comfortable environment for you to explore your needs and address the issues you wish to bring to the therapeutic process at your own pace.
I am passionate about helping individuals and couples to make the right steps for you, to make a difference or find an acceptance in your own lives. I will work with you in exploring or finding the difficulties to gain a perspective and understanding of your thoughts and feelings. I aim to help you find positive changes by overcoming your difficulties with growth and clarity. Adapting to a new unscripted area of your life can unhinge the strongest of individuals. Just think of your house foundations and someone removing a few of your lower bricks (your 'ideal' hopes and dreams), your house will be unstable until it is addressed by a builder. Just like our emotions, the longer we leave them unattended, the more unsteady they are likely to become.
As an integrative counsellor, I can offer my clients an integration of different learnt theories to assist each individual’s need in the here and now. The different theories I practice are Person-Centred theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis. These are for your information and not to feel that you need to know what they are. That's my job to adapt theoretical approaches to your individual needs, but I will be willing to share with you if you feel wish?
From personal experiences my counselling drive also lies deeper to supporting couples or individuals who have or are experiencing fertility issues. The mixed, usually unspoken emotions and feelings of shame, pain, anger, loss that this can raise. As a Member of British Infertility Counselling Association (MBICA), I practice under their guidelines for good practice in infertility counselling and I am happy to support you through your journey present or past.
Again, from my own experiential life journey, I have chosen to support, prospective and new adopters with the similar mixed feelings and emotions they find themselves in within the intimate adoption process. Often with a new or remembered feeling of loss or fear, be it from fertility issues, infantile loss, their own identity/purpose loss or unsure this is for them. Some can also struggle to adapt to the sudden change in their lives when 1 or more children, are parachuted into their lives. Amongst the elation of parenthood, often feelings of guilt are highly present in the room due to the overwhelming changes that provoke fear, physically and emotionally for all of the family.
At all times, I adhere to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s (BACP) ethical guidelines to ensure emotional safety and wellbeing for my client and myself.
Alongside my theoretical practice, I am also a Nurtured Heart Certified Trainer that assists adults and children to instil positive behaviours to support and nourish relationships, promoting an ‘inner wealth’ by reframing our intensities.
Call, text or email me for an initial session at a reduced rate to see if you feel comfortable to continue your journey with me supporting you.
I am BACP certified, DBS checked, covered fully by indemnity insurance and supported by a BACP accredited qualified supervisor.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Relationship and Couples Counselling
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
- Voluntary practice in GP surgery, Wythenshawe since 2015
- Infertility Counselling
- Counselling support for prospective and adoptive Parents with Adoption Matters/CfAS
- Nurtured Heart Certified Trainer
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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Initial individual consultation - £35.
Initial Couples consultation - £45
Each session thereafter:
Individual counselling - £45/session.
Couples counselling - £55/session.
Concessions available - please contact to discuss.
Reduced rate for counselling students.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|