About me

Taking care of our mental health is vital in these unprecedented times and counselling can help. I offer online counselling and psychotherapy for both individuals and couples with wide ranging issues.

This is a worrying and for some, lonely time.  I  provide a safe, comfortable and confidential therapeutic space, where you can feel listened to and understood, allowing you to explore your emotions, without being judged.

Counselling can support you through difficult periods of your life. Together, we can help you to address specific issues, or to try and gain a deeper understanding of yourself.  Issues from the past can sometimes cause an impact on the present and our ability to cope with life.  Counselling can help you come to terms with and find acceptance of the past, to think about what fears you may have, what drives and motivates you and to help you find your inner strength. I can help you find new ways of understanding yourself and when working with a couple, help with understanding each other.

I am a fully qualified counsellor and specialist trained couple counsellor. My training was based on both person centred and psychodynamic theories and both of them inform my practice.

The work we do together can either be short or long term, depending on what suits your needs.

I am an Accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical code. I am fully insured for my work.

During the current health situation with Covid 19, I am very happy to take on new clients by video link only (skype or zoom).  Call me on 07712300287 or email me at sarahsomner1@gmail.com

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling from University of Edinburgh
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from University of Edinburgh
Accredited and Registered Member British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Specialist couple counselling training from Relationships Scotland
Member of Consensus - Scottish Collaborative Family Law Group

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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Additional information

£50 per session for individuals

£60 per session for couples

During the current COVID 19 pandemic, fees are negotiable, depending on circumstances.

Further information

I have full Professional Indemnity Insurance

4/2 Hermitage Terrace
EH10 4RP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

I offer video link or telephone counselling.