Sarah Speedy

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Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL3
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I believe we all need to be a little more selfish when it comes to looking after our own mental wellbeing. I am a professional, independent, person-centred counsellor at my practice, The Selfish Space.

Here I offer a safe place that’s just for you – where you can explore your inner thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental and empathic environment.

Together we will:

  • Work at your pace, on the issues you want to explore
  • Reflect and gain clarity on the root of any issue
  • Consider the impact of your thought patterns and behaviours
  • Make changes to help you move forward
  • Work in a person-centred way, as well as drawing from other therapies to provide the best possible support for you

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Book your free introductory call:

I offer a free 15-minute pre-counselling meeting as I believe it’s essential to feel comfortable with any therapist to get the best possible outcome for you.

Some clients prefer to start with a conversation over email, whilst others prefer a one-to-one discussion. This call can be via telephone or video call. 

Simply get in touch on 07718 996107 or email me to schedule an introductory call.

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Training, qualifications & experience


As a qualified and registered (BACP) counsellor I have a wealth of life and professional experience that underpins my therapeutic work. Currently my focus is private practice, with a background working within a national mental health charity as a counsellor, therapeutic assessor, therapeutic course facilitator and IAPT practitioner within NHS services.

I am committed to continuous personal and professional development, adhere to the BACP code of ethical practice and undertake regular supervision to ensure I am working in the best possible way to support clients. 

Professional qualifications and training:

  • PgDip Counselling and Psychotherapy Professional training (BACP accredited course)
  • Graduate Certificate in Counselling
  • BA (Hons) Sociology and Criminology
  • Transactional Analysis Certificate
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Alexander Technique Certificate
  • Safeguarding: Adults, Children and Young people
  • Working with Children and Young people
  • LGBT Awareness
  • Brand development and implementation of internal training programmes
  • Facilitating one to one and group: training, mediation and coaching
  • Facilitating Group sessions for Anger Management and Mindfulness

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Alongside counselling I can also offer you short term solution focused work. This is very much aimed at managing a specific issue or area that will be set short tasks and goals which we will discuss and work on together, and which you will continue to work on outside of the counselling room.

This kind of work is usually focused on a 5-8 week time scale but can be negotiated.


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

There is no expected minimum or maximum number of sessions. We will review our ongoing work together at regular intervals to ensure you are receiving the support you need, moving towards your goals of therapy, and feel we are building a genuine and helpful relationship.

I offer a free initial meeting for 15 minutes with no obligation.


  • One to One Counselling £50 (Adult and Young Persons)
  • Couples Counselling £60
  • Reduced Student Rate £30 (Places are limited)
  • Telephone/Online Counselling £50
  • Reduced income concessions are occasionally available (Places are limited)
  • Discount available for blocked number of sessions

All session fees are for 1 therapeutic hour (50 mins)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

General practice hours are Tuesday to Thursday 9.30am-3pm. Appointments occasionally offered outside of these hours depending on my availability. I cannot currently offer evening sessions.

Further information

My practice is based in a relaxed and comfortable private counselling room within Greenfield Saddleworth. There are great connections to local transport and on street parking is also available.

Greenfield, Saddleworth, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

There is a front step up into the property, all areas flat there in.

Sarah Speedy
Sarah Speedy