Shelagh Sara-Kennedy

Shelagh Sara-Kennedy

St Albans


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About me

How we feel about ourselves and how we relate to others are pivotal elements to understanding our path through life. One of the hardest steps is to recognise that we don't have all the answers and to seek help in order to explore the meanings that we attach to things.

I aim to make this a safe and containing experience, where there is no teacher, no pupil, rather a collaborative journey which enables you to formulate different ways of thinking, as well as become aware of hidden meanings which may be influencing behaviour. Through the exploration, life can begin to be experienced in a conscious, rather than reactive way, which can in turn enable you to maintain healthy emotions and outlooks.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BA (Hons) from Newcastle University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling from the University of Hertfordshire.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and therefore abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

As well as working in private practice I have also worked as a counsellor for many years in Her Majesty's Prison Service, at Cambridge University and at a Women's Centre. I am experienced in long-term psychodynamic work and also short term solution-focused therapy.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Menopause Issues


£45 per session for individuals, £65 for couples. However I do offer some reduced fee sessions for low income clients - please feel free to enquire regarding this.

Maps & Directions

St Albans, AL1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Types of client

Older adults