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I am an experienced fully qualified therapeutic counsellor and supervisor, having worked in private practice and as Head of Counselling in a large charitable counselling organisation for many years.

 

I work with couples and individuals and offer both short term Counselling and longer term Psychotherapy to meet your needs in a safe and confidential environment. Counselling takes a certain amount of courage, you have taken the first step and I encourage you to explore further,

 

I am an Accredited Registrant Member of the National Counselling Society and an NCS Approved Supervisor.

Couples Counselling 

 

 

All relationships go through tough times, there are many reasons, work and family pressures often play a part or maybe there are issues with starting a family or baby loss. Perhaps you feel that you're constantly arguing, don't feel heard or just not communicating at all? Sometimes there has been a break down in trust or maybe your sex life is not what you want it to be?

I offer a safe confidential and non judgemental space where as your counsellor I can help you to explore your relationship, identify any underlying issues, help you to work through them and learn to effectively communicate and understand each others needs.

Sometimes though, however hard you try you may decide that your relationship has come to an end and as your counsellor I can work with you to facilitate the best ending possible.

I offer face to face counselling sessions at £65 per hour. Why not get in touch to see if I can help?

"The therapy sessions with Sarah have helped us, as a married couple significantly. We have both learnt ways to improve our communication and resolve issues within an intimate relationship. It has also benefited us individually to understand one another. We both 'highly' recommend this wonderful Counsellor, if you feel you need to re kindle your relationship." Vanessa and Paul

"Sarah created a warm environment in which to get to the heart of our problems and discuss ways in which things could be improved.  Sarah is an incredible Counsellor, picking up on what has been said and not said, expanding, exploring and questioning everything. Sometimes difficult but always fascinating and immensely helpful." Kate and Tony

 
Individual Counselling Eastleig

Individual Counselling

 

Are you experiencing distress or difficulties in your work or personal life and sometimes feel that its all just too much to handle? 

I understand that at times life can be hard or difficult for you to cope with. For most of the time we find ways of sorting things out by talking to friends and family. However, there are times when this becomes too difficult, embarrassing or perhaps you just don’t have anyone to talk things through with. 

I provide a safe and confidential space for you to talk about your personal issues and can help you to learn how to deal with all that life is throwing at you. I have experience working with a wide range of issues, 

I offer face to face or video counselling sessions, each 50 minute session costs £50. Concessions rates for trainee counsellors available.  Why not get in touch to see if I can help?

"Counselling has changed my life completely. My eyes have been opened! I didn’t realise how much it could help me until I started to see the results. I am so grateful for Sarah’s skills and dedication to help me to help myself. I couldn’t have done it without her."

"My therapy sessions with Sarah helped me realise it's ok to admit when I am feeling overwhelmed and scared but not to let the feeling control me. I learnt through therapy that nobody is an island and everyone needs that someone to talk to and feel listened to. Sarah is a remarkable woman and has the patience of a saint, Thank you for making me whole again"

Counselling Supervision Eastleigh

Clinical Supervision

I am a qualified counselling supervisor and hold an advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision (NCS Accredited). I have over  7 years of experience working in private practice as a Counsellor, as well as Head of Counselling for a charitable organisation responsible for the day to day running and support of over 40 Counsellors and a wide range of clients and presenting issues. I have experience with group and individual supervision with supervisees from counsellors in training to experienced practitioners. 

I describe my style of working as Humanistic Integrative, working with a range of counselling modalities to support you, drawing from TA, Gestalt and PC counselling. As an experienced therapist and Supervisor I offer a warm, supportive, collaborative approach to supervision and the work you do. My aim is to support you in your personal development and growth as a therapist by providing a contained framework to openly explore successes, difficulties and concerns in order to help you deliver the best possible service to your clients.


Building a relationship is central to our work as therapists. I believe that it is important that you choose a Supervisor that you feel comfortable to work with, so I offer an initial 30 minute free of charge meeting or telephone call to explore if what I can offer will best suit your needs and if I am the right Supervisor for you.

I offer individual face to face or video supervision sessions, each session costs £50 per hour. Concession rates for trainee counsellors are available. Group supervision sessions are face to face only, up to 3 supervisees costs £75 per hour or £100 for 4. Interested? Why not get in touch.

"Sometimes things just click and that was certainly my experience of being supervised by Sarah. She facilitated a safe holding space for me to bring complex clients. Sarah encouraged healthy explorations and gentle considered challenges that enabled both personal and professional growth. I have a sense that you could bring anything to supervision and it would be worked through sensitively together with compassion, integrity, intelligence and importantly when required a well placed sense of humour." Jane Ivall - CEO & Director of Post 14 Therapy at NAOS

 

 
 

Get in touch...

 

I'm located just off the M3 near J13 and am easily accessible from Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford, Winchester and Southampton. You can contact me by phone or email and I will respond as soon as possible

Sometimes I may not have immediate availability or at times that work for you. Click here for some links to colleagues that may be able to help you.