Sarah Tinsley

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Available for new clients
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Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 6TE
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I see supervision as an opportunity for you to take a step back and together reflect on your client relationships.  A place to work through ethical dilemmas or anything you might be finding challenging or demanding and to celebrate progression.  My aim is to provide a safe, compassionate, collaborative, and supportive environment which offers exploration and supportive challenge.  I will work hard to honour your unique style, wellbeing, growth and professional development whilst keeping your clients at the very heart of our work together.        I use the Seven-Eyed model of supervision developed by Peter Hawkins to underpin my supervision practice.  I work in a supervisee centred way.     I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and work within their Ethical Framework and Professional Conduct Procedure. Qualifications & Experience Some of my key qualifications are:  BSc (Hons) in Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy (University of Derby) Foundation Degree in Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy (University of Derby) PG Cert in Clinical Supervision (University of Derby) Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling Psychotherapy training with Nick Duffel working with Boarding School Survivors Certificate in Online Counselling (Webcam and Phone)

I regularly undertake additional CPD training to keep my knowledge and skills up to date.   I work solely in private practice, which I have been running for 3 years.  I specialise in working with people who have experienced bereavement, burnout or trauma and abuse, including Boarding School survivors.   I have chosen to focus my own therapy work with adults and couples but I have experience of working with children and young people (aged 4+). 

I am committed to offering supervision in an anti-discriminatory way.  I work with people of all genders, ages, abilities / disabilities, cultures, neurodiversity, ethnicity, sexes, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, class, and socio-economic groups.      

Location Our work can take place either in my fully accessible, brightly lit, spacious, comfortable, and calm therapy room near Chorley, Lancashire or via Zoom.  

Previous Experience

·       Private Practice 

·       Counsellor within an NHS IAPT service (Lancashire Women’s Centre) ·       Group Counsellor at a Prison 

·       Counsellor and Supervisor at Place2Be (Primary and Secondary)

·       Counsellor for Syrian Refugees (Lancashire County Council) 

·       Online Bereavement Counsellor (Sur Ryder) 

I hold an enhanced DBS certificate for children & adult workforce.

I offer supervision on an individual or group basis.  

The first session I offer a free initial 30 minute session to give us both the time and space to get to know each other a little, explore your hopes and fears for supervision and to see if we would be a good fit together.    During this first session we can also pay attention to confidentiality and boundaries.  We will look at your individual needs, style of working and the relationships you hold with your clients, as well as the setting of your practice.  We can meet with online or in person.  


1 hour - £70

1.5 hours - £90

Group supervision (groups of 4) - £60 per person (2 hours)

You are welcome to contact me in whatever way feels most comfortable (or least daunting!), phone, email, text or complete the enquiry form to discuss how we might work together or for you to ask any questions.  

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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

Online platforms

Google Meet

Type of session

In person

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

Sarah Tinsley
Sarah Tinsley