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MBACP, BA (Hons), MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy

About me

Hello, I’m Sarah. I am a friendly, warm and down to earth therapist based in Stockport. I believe that airing feelings aloud with someone safe can allow us the opportunity to really ‘hear’ ourselves, to feel lighter and to gain a deeper level of self-compassion.

I have many years experience working in the mental health sector in a variety of different settings including enduring mental health needs services, employee assistance programmes and in private practice. I work in an integrative way, which means that I draw from various theoretical approaches according to your individual needs. These include transactional analysis, person-centred and cognitive behavioural therapies. I am experienced in working with depression, low self esteem, relationship issues, anger management, fertility and miscarriage. My specialist area is working with anxiety; GAD, social anxiety, panic disorders, phobias and OCD.

I know from personal experience that asking for support can be really tough. Whatever your reasons are for seeking counselling, my commitment to you is to provide a confidential, non-judgmental space where you can tell your story and together we can work to make sense of it. I will support you in processing difficult feelings and emotions, both past and present, and provide you with the tools you need to move from where you are to where you would like to be. 

What you have to say matters to me - I consider the work I do to be a great privilege and I strive to be the very best I can be for the people I support. I welcome people of all cultures, sexual orientations and gender identities. 

I offer appointments over the phone, via video or face to face. I work from a dedicated therapy room within walking distance from Stockport train station, where free parking is available. To get things started and arrange a 20 minute no obligation consultation, you can contact me by email at sarahwhyatt.therapy@outlook.com 

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Master’s degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a fully qualified therapist and registered member of the BACP. I attend regular supervision, am fully insured and hold a valid DBS. 

Qualifications

  • MSc Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies (with Distinction). The University of Salford
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy. The University of Salford
  • The Official Introduction to Transactional Analysis (TA101), The University of Salford
  • Mental Health First Aid Training, MHFA

Member organisations

BACP

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.

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I am currently able to accept new referrals with availability on Thursdays and Fridays. 

Finding a counsellor you feel a good connection with is really important as it helps you to get the most out of the therapy. I provide a free, no obligation telephone consultation (typically around 15-20 minutes) so that you can see if our relationship feels like the right fit for you. You can contact me by email here.

Further information

Testimonials:

  • “Sarah put me at ease from the very start and was easy to talk to. Speaking with her made me feel like a person who mattered in this world and I wasn't alone. I strongly recommend Sarah, if you want to speak to someone that will not judge, who is open and honest.” - Anon
  • “Sarah was brilliant. She seemed to understand me and my issues instinctively and gave me meaningful guidance. I felt valued, listened to and now I know how to move forward. Thank you for being there” - Anon

Heaton Chapel, Greater Manchester, SK4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom