Online counselling can appeal for lots of different reasons. Being able to see a counsellor online can open the possibility...
Hello and welcome,
You have taken the first step to finding the peace of mind that you are searching for by finding your way here, you are very welcome.
Please have a look around and get in touch if I can help answer any questions you might have.
My own experience of being truly seen, heard, and validated by a counsellor was both healing, liberating and powerful in equal measures. For the first time, I realised that I wasn’t alone, and I didn’t have to face pain from the past or difficult situations in the present on my own,
Counselling became a life changing foundation which I could build upon and become me.
I truly want this for you too.
How things might be for you just now
Sometimes life can look rosy to the outside world but inside maybe you are feeling flat, exhausted, low, angry or unfulfilled. Perhaps you feel like your internal world is spinning out of control. Leaving you feeling uncertain and unsettled, unable to relax.
It could be that you are pleasing others all the time, scared of saying what you really want. Or you feel like you’ve lost sight of who you are, unsure of what you truly want from life.
Maybe you are snapping at the people around you, constantly pushing people away and yet feeling so lonely. Unsure of where you belong but feeling like you have to fix it on your own.
Perhaps you dread night times or weekends because relaxation or sleep seem so far away and keeping busy seems like the only option.
You might want to feel calmer, be more able to relax and rebuild relationships with those around you. To feel more at peace in your own mind and body.
Therapy offers a consistent, protected oasis in our ever busy and fast changing world. A place of calm where you can find comfort in sharing your story, begin to set boundaries and rebuild relationships with yourself and those in your life.
Boarding School Therapy
The experience of growing up in a boarding school is complex. Ways that children learn to adapt the boarding environment work well at the time but can interfere greatly in adult life, particularly within relationships.
I have completed specialist training with Nick Duffell and continue to learn from him.
Much of the work that I do in therapy with ex-boarders is to offer consistency and security, as we explore your unique experiences. What it meant to you as a child and the impact on your life now. Helping you to find to heal and recover.
Grief and Loss
The impact of grief can be immense and overwhelming. It can show up as a tsunami of emotions or even physical pain. It can make day to day decisions feel impossible. Or it could leave you with little energy, fighting to get to sleep or find the motivation to get out of bed in the morning.
Some of the work that I do in therapy is enabling clients to express the whole range of emotions they are experiencing. From sadness, anger, guilt, loneliness, emptiness, relief, fear and anxiety. Often happy memories are shared too and sometimes even laughter.
Couples seek relationship counselling for lots of different reasons. Sometimes without realising we can become stuck or stagnant within a relationship. Communication feels painful, maybe you don’t trust each other any more or are fed up with being rejected or pushing your partner away. Maybe you notice that you are repeating familiar patterns of behaviour.
I work with individuals and couples who want to feel more fulfilled and connected within their relationships.
I’m Sarah, a registered Counsellor, based in the heart of Lancashire, near Chorley. I offer counselling online via Zoom or in person from my calm, comfortable and accessible room near Chorley.
I am a warm, caring, calm and down to earth person. I am committed to providing you with a soothing and confidential environment, where you are free to say the things you are really thinking, free from judgement and worry about upsetting or not pleasing someone. A place where you can truly be honest with yourself and begin to heal.
I’m kind, yet able to gently challenge, to help you look at things from a different perspective. I’m not here to tell you what to do, but I will enable you to take a step back, untangle your thoughts and see things more clearly.
Making the first contact
I have experienced counselling myself and I understand that taking the initial step of making contact can be scary, embarrassing or bring a sense of failure.
I remember clearly picking up the phone and not dialling the number, starting to type an email and closing the laptop instead! Each time I convinced myself that things weren’t that bad or that other people’s problems were bigger or worse than mine.
A part of me was telling me to stop complaining and just get on with it but deep down I knew that I needed to make the call or send the email. I’m so glad that I did, because it helped me to become the person that I am today.
My invitation to you is to take the next step when you feel ready to.
The next step
I invite you to arrange an introductory call (either by phone or by zoom). When you get in touch, either my assistant or I will be in touch to arrange a time for us to meet.
Typically an introductory call lasts around 20 minutes, I will ask you about what has brought you to search for a therapist, what’s been happening for you recently and for a little background. It’s really an opportunity for us to get to know each other, for you can ask any questions you might have and for us to see if the way that I work is a good fit for you.
There is no obligation start therapy with me but if we do both feel that we would work well together and our diaries match up, we can arrange our first session together.
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