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Hi my name is Sarah.

Over the years i have developed, I like to offer eclectic approach when with others in the therapy room. I have learned over the pandemic of working creatively, interactively on and off line.

I have accessed the outdoors with clients during the pandemic and continue to do so in the grounds where i work if this is helpful to you. 

Please ask any questions when contacting me, it is important that you have all the information that you need before booking a session.

I work with adults and young people/children and their families.

Usually at least 12 weeks minimum is recommended for most people, for the counselling to be effective in the long term.

If you’ve experienced childhood abuse and/or other traumatic experiences, some clients will prefer to have longer in therapy.
You are in control of how much time you need to be in therapy and when you want to stop.

Weekly sessions help the therapeutic process, however, fortnightly sessions may work for some people to help budget the cost and juggle a busy life

Family conflict/relationships - if we can start with the understanding that family dynamics, attachments and roles do often create conflict at times, misunderstandings and divisions, we can start to open up to accepting we are different, unique and can and will hold different beliefs in one family.

Working through family history and our relationship often holds keys to opening doors, offers ah ha moments, can help us reconnect with others and create closer relationships.

Couple Relationship problems - I am returning to working face to face with couples for a minimum of 16 weeks. The first 4 sessions are valuable and insightful to understand your needs and your hopes and wishes for you both.  This is structured and will benefit meeting your needs in short and long term.

You may be having difficulties getting along with your partner in marriage or relationships or with others in general. Talking to a Counsellor can help you gain a clearer perspective and help you to understand your own and other peoples behaviour, feelings and thoughts.

Loss/Bereavement- Losing someone whether it is through separation or death, whether it was expected or not, can create a tsunami of emotions, like a tidal wave we will feel the emotions rush in and out, from feeling immense pain, sadness, relief, numbing, enraged, so many emotions and thoughts.

Thoughts like....What if, and if only, or what could i have done, did i do enough?

Grief at times is love how we felt for that person, the depth will be the depth of the grief,

Or it can look like and feel like anger and that's ok,  at what we wanted or hoped for with the person who died.

Your grief is yours alone, I will help you to express how you feel, give you a voice and explore the intensity of emotions.

Talking about life, death and dying is something i have worked on for myself for many years and feel able to be open to explore with others how they feel, what they believe in and what they are experiencing.  Death is part of life, taking time to talk about how we feel about our own life, what is the meaning and purpose of it all is part of what I  can offer you if that is what you want.

Redundancy/work issues

It is a big fear for many people at this present time. You may benefit from some short term counselling to help you cope and cross the bridge to find out where to go next in your life.

Feeling anxious? Feeling nervous, anxious or on edge can affect enjoying life and doing things we want too.
Let’s explore your anxiety and find the roots causes .

Depression/feeling low - the reasons for depression are different for us all, however we have similar symptoms. Feeling exhausted, lacking in motivation, generally not feeling well and good in ourselves. Exploring the root cause with a counsellor is one way to take a step forward to find insight and understanding.

Feeling lonely is often part of depression, feeling guilty, tearful, stuck and much more.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Current- DBT
  • Couples Counselling February18 - September 19 Tavistock For Depression
  • Working with Children Dip May 2016 - September 2016 Lindum college
  • Stress Management DipMarch2015 - April2016 Stonebridge
  • BSC Therapeutic CounsellingSept 2011- July 2013 Leeds Met
  • PTTLS July 2011 Northern College
  • Leadership and Management Jan 2011 - Feb 2011 Northern College
  • Working with Parents Jan 2010 - July2010 Northern College
  • Triple P Level 4 June 2007 - June 07
  • Diploma in Counselling Sept 2007 - June 09 Barnsley College
  • Level 4 Counselling awareness Sept 2006 - Sept 07 Dearne Valley
  • Group work skills Sept 1998 - June 1999    
  • Action for Children Diploma in NNEB Sept95 - June 98 Doncaster College
  • Couples Counselling February18 - September 19 Tavistock
  • Working with ChildrenDip May 2016 - September 2016 Lindum college
  • Stress Management Dip March2015 - April2016 Stonebridge
  • BSC Therapeutic Counselling Sept 2011 - July 2013 Leeds Met
  • PTTLS July 2011 - July 2011 Northern College
  • Leadership and Management Jan 2011- Feb 2011 Northern College
  • Working with Parents Jan 2010 - July2010 Northern College
  • Triple P Level 4 June 2007 - June 07                       
  • Diploma in Counselling Sept 2007 - June 09 Barnsley College
  • Level 4 Counselling awareness Sept 2006 - Sept 07 Dearne Valley
  • Group work skills Sept 1998 - June 1999
  • Diploma in NNEB Sept 95 - June 98 Doncaster College
  • Counselling couples for depression (Tavistock)
  • Working with Children Diploma (Bacp endorsed )
  • Stress Management
  • Bsc Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 4 Diploma in Person Centred Counselling ABC
  • Group work skills
  • Cognitive Disorders
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Working with Parents Level 3 City and Guilds
  • ILM award in leadership and management skills
  • Accredited in the Triple P Positive Parenting in group and individual sessions
  • NNEB Diploma
  • PTTLS
  • PTSD
  • Identifying child sexual abuse
  • Child sex exploitation
  • Dance and Drama Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Solution focused
  • Working with older people

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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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Fees

From £35.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

For individuals/families on low income /students only please enquire
Concessions spaces are considered on request for people on a low income and students, please ask when enquiring. There is no need to provide evidence or proof of income, this is provided on a trust and individual basis.

Also booking fortnightly sessions can help a person to budget and manage a busy work schedule with therapy.




Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available Monday -Thursday 9-6pm with some out of hour exceptions. 

Further information

My experience, skills and training are based in working with the following:-

  • Mild/severe Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol issues
  • Low self esteem, confidence
  • Family relationships
  • Childhood issues
  • Bereavement
  • Mental health
  • Relationships
  • Separation and divorce
  • working with young people/children
  • Self harm
  • Social anxiety
  • older people

Doncaster & South Humberside Healthcare NHS Trust
St. Catherines
Tickhill Road
Doncaster
DN4 8QP

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Sarah May Thorpe

Sarah May Thorpe