Counselling for Adults and Young People

 Hi I'm Sally and I'm a qualified counsellor with several years' experience. I am able to offer counselling to adults as well as to adolescents and young people. I offer either daytime or evening appointments and a half-price initial consultation.

I aim to provide a warm, safe and non-judgemental space where you can explore your feelings, difficulties and expectations. I believe that counselling can enable you to gain a clearer understanding of yourself and find a way forward.

You may be facing challenges in your life, be feeling overwhelmed or be affected by issues from your past which you feel you need to work through. Alternatively you may have the sense that life isn't quite right and be looking for greater meaning or purpose. I work in an integrative humanistic way, which menas that I recognise that everyone's experience is unique and that I tailor my approach to meet your individual needs, helping you to explore your feelings and issues. Through this exploration, counselling can enable you to take time out and gain a fresh persepective on your life. I hope that by reflecting on your experience you will gain greater understanding of yourself, be able to access your inner resources and feel empowered to make your own choices.


Qualifications and Experience:

Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling - Bath Spa University
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
BA Hons - University of Manchester
PGCE - Manchester Metropolitan University

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to its Professional Conduct Procedure. I have several years' experience of working for a mental health charity with a variety of issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and bereavement. I also have 25 years' experience of working in education with young people and currently work part-time as a school counsellor.

Areas of Counselling:

Child related issues
Domestic Violence
Eating Disorders
Exam Stress
Low Self-Confidence
Low Self-Esteem
Physical Abuse
Problems Stemming from Childhood
Relationship Issues

Contact me through the Therapy Centre to arrange an initial consultation to discuss your needs. The first appointment is half-price and gives you the opportunity to find out more about I work and to ask any questions or address any concerns you might have about counselling. If you decide to go ahead we can arrange weekly sessions which normally be at the same time each week.

Sally Barrett BA, MBACP, FdSc Couns, Dip Couns