Sarah Walsh (Ad. Coun. Dip. Accred) P.D. Cert Childrens MH.
My name is Sarah, I am a fully qualified, experienced counsellor. I am Accredited by the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and I work to their Ethical Framework. I have over 15 years experience as a counsellor, working with Adults, Children and Young People. Alongside my Counselling qualification of Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, I hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Children's Mental Health.
My Career as a counsellor to date has led me to working with people from a variety of backgrounds with differing needs. I have worked within the NHS, The Priory Hospital in Preston, the RNID (Royal National Institute for the Deaf) and Runshaw College, Leyland.
I currently practice from The Wellbeing Centre at Buckshaw, which is a Private Therapy Centre. The Centre is warm, comfortable, and modern, with on-site parking facilities, near local motorway networks and public transport.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as a Therapist for 14 years, having trained at Runshaw College, Chorley, Gaining my Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Since then I have attained accreditation with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
My first employment as a Therapist was with the Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID), offering therapy to Deaf people with other mental health issues, within a residential setting. Following this I worked for The Priory Hospital Preston for 8 years, working as a group and one to one therapist. For the last 5 years I have worked for the NHS in Blackpool, at a therapy centre for young people aged 11 to 25, during this time I began training as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) for those aged 8 and over, this was part of the government initiative to increase access for therapy services to people of all ages, this training gained me a Post Graduate Certificate in Children’s Mental Health
I have training in safeguarding, first aid, child sexual exploitation, suicide awareness, eating disorders, self-harm prevention, anxiety management and substance misuse, holding a fully enhanced DBS check.
Before becoming a Therapist, I worked in a Mental Health care setting for 15 years, attaining my Registered Managers Award Level 4 NVQ, along with a level 2 certificate in British Sign Language.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Anxiety Management using CBT Skills work, Counselling and Mindfulness techniques.
Free half hour assessment.
One hour sessions charged at £40.00, some discounts offered, please enquire at Assessment.
20% discount to Blue Light card holders.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Our center is open from 9am to 8pm weekdays and on Saturday mornings from 9am to 11.30am Appointments can be arranged during these hours to suit client need.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|