Sarah Swarbrick. Prof. Dip. Therapeutic Counselling. Reg.MBACP
I offer both long and short term counselling for a wide range of issues. I work in a relational and client centered way to create a programme of therapy which meets your needs.
My aim is to help build your confidence, and to work with you to develop strategies which will help and support you long after therapy is completed.
My work explores the roots of the difficulties you might experience, helping to understand the underlying issues and put them into context.
Once you are ready, we'll take a solution focused approach, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Creative Visualization, Mindfulness and any techniques which you want to bring yourself to work with those issues.
I am also a qualified and experienced counselling supervisor. Please feel free to view my supervisor profile on this site.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been counselling since 1998, mostly in the field of addiction. Working with this challenging and vulnerable client group has given me experience of working with all the issues that often attend addiction problems, for example, trauma, abuse, bereavement, relationship issues and mental health problems, so I am confident in dealing with any issues which a client might bring.
Currently I am in private practice where my clients bring a broad range of issues that they wish to explore. My work is relational, seeking to build a warm and trusting therapeutic partnership with my clients, and working with them to achieve the goals they have set for themselves.
I hold a Level 5 BTEC Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality 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 addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have had a lot of experience in working with artists and clients in creative industries. Also with people working on developing more creative careers and practice.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
My fees are £45 for fifty minute counselling sessions and £50 for one hour of counselling supervision.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I currently work between 11 am and 6.30 pm Monday to Thursday for face to face sessions. Telephone or Skype sessions can be negotiated outside those hours.
Types of client
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Supervision & training
I have been a supervisor since June 2014 and hold a Diploma in Counselling Supervision, accredited by the European Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies. .