I have taken extensive training, and have worked together with individuals and couples, on many issues including; childhood and adult trauma, bullying at work, addiction issues, anxiety and depression, Asperger's Syndrome, suicidal tendencies, difficulties in family and intimate relationships and domestic abuse and violence. In addition to private practice I have worked as a counsellor at Sheffield Alcohol Advisory Service, Place to Be (a charity offering counselling to children in Primary schools), NSPCC and Sheffield University Counselling Service.
I would describe my approach as focusing on the person, on you, the client! rather than on any particular technique or problem. I am here for you in the moment and deeply interested in what you are presenting and feeling. The safe, authentic space provided in counselling releases stored pain and, at your pace, the inner struggles start to unravel and you find a restoration of a feeling of control and well-being in your life. I have training and experience in some tools (such as CBT, Focusing, Solution Focused, Mindfulness) which can be used in the sessions and different clients find different tools useful. You, as the client, choose what suits you best.
Where it all started
I trained as a counsellor because of my natural ease and joy in working with people and because I wanted to be a part of the healing, restoring and empowering work which goes on in the counselling relationship.
From a couple who saw Sarah:
"Counselling has helped me communicate my feelings and concerns about our relationship with my partner, and helped us address them together. We have improved our communication about our day to day and sexual issues. As a consequence I feel happier and more confident in myself and in our relationship"
"It's been good to talk to someone but also to listen to my partner while she talked about her problems. This is something we didn't do at home, but we can now do it much better"