Sarah Smith, UKCP Reg Relational Integrative Psychotherapist, Dip, BA
Welcome to my counselling and psychotherapy profile. As a qualified and experienced Relational Integrative Psychotherapist/Counsellor I will seek to develop a way of working with you which is the most appropriate to your individual style and the subject matter you wish to address.
I have a wide range of therapeutic expertise, alongside my vast life/work experience, enabling me to work with clients of varying backgrounds and with different life issues. I am also committed to supporting others to build upon their self-esteem, heal, grow and develop themselves. I am able to provide a safe, confidential, compassionate, non-judgemental and supportive environment, so that together we can explore whatever difficulties you are experiencing. My client's advise that they find me to be friendly, patient and approachable, thereby assisting them to openly express their emotions and discuss life events which they previously been unable to talk about.
Comments received from my clients:
'Therapy has shifted a huge weight off my shoulders...'
'I feel that my life has been dramatically changed for the better...'
'Approachable and non-judgemental, and this has been invaluable to me.'
'I have discovered lots about myself... I feel like a new person.'
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a UKCP registered Relational Integrative Psychotherapist/Counsellor and member of SCPTI. I work in private practice as a therapist in the Scarborough area. I also work in the Ryedale/Scarborough area for an independent charitable counselling organisation. I also provide work place counselling for employees - working with civil servants, NHS staff and teachers etc.
I have 12 + years experience of working in statutory services with adults and their carers of varying ages who have enduring physical and/or mental health needs, autism, brain injuries, dementia, and learning disabilities. I have also previously worked for 6 years on a mental health telephone support line for individuals in crisis/distress and at suicide risk.
My therapeutic work includes individuals with depression, anxiety, life transitions, loss/bereavement (including ill-health, redundancy, end of life), bullying/discrimination, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, abuse (including domestic, childhood sexual abuse), victims of crime, self-harm and addictions, and issues around sexuality.
I also work with victims of different crimes (including assaults and domestic abuse) and survivors of childhood/adult sexual abuse supported through the 'Supporting Victims of North Yorkshire' scheme. I am a member of PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) and attend their training programmes.
I am able to provide a safe, confidential, compassionate, non-judgemental and supportive environment, and I am committed to my own ongoing professional development and supporting clients in reaching their potential and improving their quality of life.
I am happy to undertake brief or long-term work. I am also able to complete home visits if deemed appropriate.
BA Hons in Social Work at The University of York. 1st Class with Distinction.
Diploma in Relational Integrative Psychotherapy at Scarborough Counselling & Psychotherapy Institute in Scarborough. With Distinction.
I am Accredited and Registered with the UKCP and a Member of SCPTI.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Photos & videos
£40.00 per hourly sessions. There is a reduced fee of £30 payable for our first session.
Sessions are held at the Scarborough Counselling & Psychotherapy Training Institute (SCPTI), 1 Westbourne Grove, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2DJ. Pictures of rooms attached. Unless home visits are more appropriate for you.
Skype or telephone sessions are available for those unable to travel. I am available for evening work and Saturdays. I am happy to undertake brief and long-term work.
Home visits are possible pending discussion if needed.
Any questions please telephone or email me, and I will be happy to discuss your individual circumstances/needs.
I am flexible in the way I work - 1:1 face to face sessions, Skype or telephone.
If you prefer to express yourself through more creative means e.g., using music, poetry and art, then I am happy to explore this opinion with you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
The psychotherapy institute unfortunately has small steps, but I am able to offer home visits.
Evenings and Saturdays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|