Sarah Smith

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UKCP Reg/Acc Relational Integrative Psychotherapist, EMDR
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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 down-to-earth, 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, EMDR Therapist and member of SCPTI.

I work in private practice covering the U.K. , and also work for an independent charitable counselling organisation which covers the North Yorkshire region. I also provide work place counselling for employees - working with local authority and NHS staff and teachers etc.

For in-person sessions I am Scarborough based. 

I have 15 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 low mood/depression, anxiety, life transitions (including menopause), loss/bereavement (including ill-health, redundancy, end of life, through crime or road traffic incidents), stress, anger management, bullying/discrimination, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem/confidence, abuse (including domestic, childhood sexual abuse), emotional neglect, survivors of crime, self-harm and addictions, and issues around sexuality.

I also work with survivors 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 also work with individuals who have been bereaved due to road traffic collisions, and also survivors of bereavement as a result of suicide.

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 and day-to-day functioning. 

I am happy to undertake brief or long-term work. I am also able to complete home visits if deemed appropriate e.g. those who are terminally ill, disabled, carers of a loved one. 

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.

I am a EMDR therapist. 

Examples of Training Courses attended include:

- EMDR Therapy (Europe) - Training parts 1, 2 & 3 

- Polyvagal Theory

- Working with Autism

- Counselling ADHD 

- Working with Personality Disorders

- International Conference on Perspectives on Complex Trauma & It's Treatment.

- Narcissistic Injuries, Neglect & Relational Trauma

- The Wisdom of Trauma 

- Emotional Neglect and the Adult in Therapy: Critical Insights

- Suicide Prevention Summit

- Understanding & Working Therapeutically with Survivors of Sexualised Trauma

- 2 Day Trauma Conference: The Body Keeps The Score - Trauma Healing with Bessel Van Der Kolk

- Telecare Treatment of Addictive Behaviour

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Very happy to have a non-chargeable initial short chat online, in-person or by phone, up to 30 mins, to see if therapy is suitable for you.    

£50.00 per hour.  There is a reduced fee of £40 payable for our first assessment session. Some concessions can be considered. 

I also offer longer sessions e.g. 1.5 hours and 2 hours sessions for EMDR or standard talking therapy etc. Price adjusted accordingly. 

Sessions are held at the South of Scarborough.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mornings/afternoons & evenings (6-8pm usually)

Weekly & fortnightly sessions. 

Single, 1.5 hour and double sessions. 

I endeavour to be as flexible as possible. 

Further information

Online (variable platforms e.g. What's App, VSee) or telephone sessions are available for those unable to travel. I am available for evening work, which is ideal for shift workers and parents with young children. I am happy to undertake brief or long-term work.

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 - currently offering online, telephone, in-person or a hybrid mix.

Please see my website for further information.  

Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

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

Key details

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Home visits may be considered e.g. ill health/disability/care responsibilities. Please contact me to discuss further your individual requirements.

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