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Sarah Loeb MBACP(Accred)

Edinburgh, EH6
0131 666 1688 0131 666 1688 07932 826602 07932 826602 Registered / Accredited

I am a BACP accredited counsellor/Psychotherapist with a qualification in counselling supervision who specialises in supervising counsellors working with issues related to trauma and / or substance use.  I am on the Edinburgh University Approved List of Independent Supervisors.  

I have practised as a counsellor for over 19 years. Predominantly my work hasasset_5a6534593d223.png been with people who have experienced trauma, sexual abuse and who have issues related to substance use and dependence. I have extensive experience of working with and supervising counsellors who work with:- abuse (sexual, emotional and physical), drug and alcohol misuse,  PTSD, depression, suicide, low self esteem, self harm, loss, offending, violence in relationships and dual diagnosis. 

In my last job I worked as a senior counsellor, managing a team of counsellors in a BACP accredited service where I worked for over 12 years.  I am very experienced in supporting counsellors to work through issues relating to child and adult protection.

I feel passionate about supervising and counselling and have amassed considerable experience in supervising both trainee and experienced counsellors. 

For me, an important task in supervision is to offer a safe space where the counsellor feels nurtured, well supported, able to take risks, and reveal more vulnerable parts of self and practice.

My counselling and supervision approaches are Integrative.  I use Hawkins and Shohet’s (1989) process model as a framework for my supervision practice and integrate theories of Psychodynamic, CBT, and Person Centred counselling using Personal Construct Psychology (PCP). I tailor my approach to meet the specific needs of the counsellor I am working with and choose the theories I utilise accordingly.

Currently I work as a clinical supervisor and psychotherapist.  I am also a COSCA accredited trainer, and run a range of courses training professionals to work therapeutically.

I have taught on diploma courses and was the facilitator of the COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills:  Substance Use and Dependence; a course that I developed. I have also undertaken and published research on the impact of counselling on drug using clients living on low incomes (Edwards and Loeb (2011) Counselling and Psychotherapy Research).

 I am happy to answer any questions you may have over the phone, or in an initial meeting, to help you decide if you would like to work with me before committing to a regular supervision arrangement. The usual fee for individual supervision with me is £60- £75 per hour. I am able to offer concessionary rates for counsellors less able to pay this rate.

I offer both individual and group supervision and very much look forward to hearing from you.

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I work flexibly and offer appointments in the daytime, evenings and at weekends. At the moment I'm busy so appointment times are limited. Please contact me to find out availability.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Sarah Loeb MBACP(Accred)

Sarah Loeb MBACP(Accred)

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