A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
Hi, I'm Sarah.
Thank you for visiting my website. I hope you are able to find the support you are looking for. I have significant experience of working with depression, including post-natal depression, anxiety, low mood, trauma and grief. My work at a local hospice and personal experience has given me with a wealth of understanding surrounding bereavement, terminal illness and life-changing events.
I am based on King Street in Newcastle-under-Lyme and currently offer one to one sessions, couples counselling and animal-assisted therapy. I am also able to provide home visits where appropriate. My client led sessions can help with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement and much more.
If you feel I might be able to provide you with some support or advice please do not hesitate to get in touch.I offer a FREE 20 minute initial meeting or telephone consultation to see if we would like to work together and then regular sessions at mutually agreed times.
I do not believe I am the expert in your life, I believe you are.
SERVICES AND FEES
As a person-centred counsellor I believe that every individual has the ability to discover their own solutions to life’s challenges.
I aim to provide a warm and friendly environment that allows clients to process their thoughts, feelings and ideas in a non-judgemental and safe space.
Sessions last for 50 minutes, are always based around the client’s needs and are completely confidential. In order for a client to receive the greatest benefit from counselling, it is recommended that sessions are undertaken on a regular basis but how many sessions will be different from person to person and issue to issue.
50 min: £40.00
The benefits to using animals in counselling can be huge. I am currently able to offer counselling with my retired Greyhound.
Animal-assisted therapy can provide an alternative form of counselling with clients who find one on one counselling challenging to engage in.
The presence of a dog in the room can help calm a client. They can generate change by improving communication, providing comfort and support and having contact with an animal, it also impacts us physiologically i.e. decreases blood pressure, increases oxytocin (the happy drug in our brain), reduces anxiety and encourages participation.
1 hr: £65.00
The aim of couples counselling is to resolve conflict by improving communication, promoting respect and regaining trust.
Each person will have an equal amount of time to express their thoughts, feelings and beliefs about the situation. My role is to remain neutral, not take sides and ensure that the session is safe and respectful for everyone involved.
Couples sessions last for 60 minutes, are confidential and must be undertaken with the intention of being honest and committed to the process.
On average it take couples six years to access therapy so I appreciate that this is a really difficult decision to make.
1 hr: £60.00