Sarah Tinsley

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Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 6TE
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About me

Sometimes life can look rosy to the outside world but inside maybe you are feeling flat, exhausted, low, angry, anxious, or unfulfilled.   Perhaps your internal world feels like it’s spinning out of control.  Leaving you feeling lost, uncertain and unsettled.  

It could be that you are pleasing others all the time.  Or you feel like you’ve lost sight of who you are, unsure of what you truly want from life, making it impossible to set boundaries or asking for what you really want or need. . 

Maybe you are snapping at the people around you, constantly pushing people away and yet feeling so lonely.    It could be that you feel stuck in a repetitive cycle, not sure which way is up. 

I offer a consistent, confidential,  protected oasis where you can find comfort in sharing your story, rediscover who you are and what you want.  Begin to set boundaries and rebuild relationships with yourself and those in your life. 

I have a special interest in working with people who grew up in a boarding school environment; those who have experienced grief and loss; people who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships.  

I am warm, caring, calm and down to earth.   I am committed to providing you with a soothing and confidential environment, where you are free to say the things you are really thinking, free from judgement.  

I’m kind, yet able to gently challenge, to help you look at things from a different perspective.  Enabling you to take a step back, untangle your thoughts and see things more clearly.   I will really listen to you, ask you questions and understand what life is really like for you. 

My approach is guided and informed by Person Centred Counselling, Internal Family Systems, Compassion Focused Therapy. Solution Focused Therapy, Breathwork and Creative Arts Therapy; essentially, I’m influenced by you, we work at your pace and in a way that is right for you.

I work Tuesday - Friday daytimes (9am - 6pm).    I offer a free introductory call (via phone or zoom) for us to get to know each other a little, for you to ask any questions you might have and for us to decide together if the way that I work will suit you.    Calls usually last between 20-30 minutes.  

I work with client short term (8-12 sessions) or longer term.  We can discuss your individual needs and circumstances during the introductory call.  

I work online (via zoom), by phone and in person at my room near Chorley.  My room is easily accessible, close to Leyland, Chorley, Preston, Wigan, Bolton and surrounding areas.  Free parking is available on site.

Sound good?  Contact me in whatever way feels most comfortable for you (or least daunting!), phone, email, text or complete the enquiry form to arrange a free introductory call or ask any questions you might have.

Training, qualifications & experience


I have worked with a range of community and school counselling services as well as within private practice, providing counselling for adults, children / young people (4+) and couples / those in relationships.  I have experience and additional training to work online (via webcam and by phone).


I am a qualified and accredited counsellor with the BACP. 

  • BSc (Hons) in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Foundation Degree in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • PG Cert in Clinical Supervision (University of Derby)
  • Certificate in Online Counselling (webcam & voice only)
  • Diploma in Specialist Psychotherapy Working with Boarding School Survivors (Training by Nick Duffell)
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Children

I am currently undertaking additional training in Creative Couple Work with Nick Duffell.  

I regularly attend training days, read articles & books, listen to podcasts and watch documentaries to keep my knowledge and skills fresh and up to date.


Accredited member of BACP – British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


BACP - British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

The Foundation for Infant Loss

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Boarding School Separation and Boarding School Syndrome
  • Parental separation in childhood
  • Childhood trauma and / or abuse
  • Identity loss - who am I?

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£80.00 - £140.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Sessions usually take place once a week, however, I can work flexibly depending on your needs and circumstances.

1:1 (In person or online) - £80 (60 minutes)

Couples / Relationship (In person or online) - £110 (60 minutes) / £140 (90 minutes)

Payment can be made in advance via the pay button on your confirmation email.    

When I work

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Further information

DBS: I am enhanced DBS Checked

Insurance: I hold relevant and up to date Professional Indemnity Insurance through Holistic Insurance Services

Data Protection: I am fully compliant with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the GDPR.  I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (Reference Number ZA528855).

Reception Building, East Terrace, Off Euxton Lane, Euxton, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 6TE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

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Ground floor room, fully accessible. Online sessions via Zoom or Google Meet.

Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

I provide supervision in a compassionate, collaborative, supportive environment in person (near Chorley) or online.

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Sarah Tinsley
Sarah Tinsley