Meet Sarah

It can be really tough, holding up your hand and admitting that life isn’t good at the moment. It’s OK not to be OK right now but it doesn’t have to be like this.

If you are fed up of feeling the way that you do.  Tired of not recognising the person in the mirror.  Exhausted by feeling low, anxious, scared, lost, overwhelmed, angry or feeling left behind. 

Perhaps things have affected your relationship or marriage.  Maybe circumstances have led you to stop communicating with each other, constantly arguing or just avoiding difficult conversations.  But maybe this has left one or both of you feeling unheard, misunderstood, unloved and resentful.  

It doesn’t have to be like this.  You are not alone.  I can help.

Sarah Tinsley Counsellor Chorley
Sarah Tinsley Counsellor. Based near Chorley, Lancashire. Special interest in change, loss and bereavement.

I’m Sarah, a Counsellor, based near Chorley, in the heart of Lancashire. I can help you work through this tough time in your life, help you to become clearer on where you are, take control of out of control thoughts, and work out what positive steps you want to take towards the life that you want to live.   

Here’s a little about me, along with a bit about my experience, qualifications and registrations

My approach is influenced by you and I will be flexible and adaptable to suit you, ensuring that you get what you need from our time together.  We will go at your pace.

I work with adults, young people and couples or those in a relationship.       

I have experienced counselling myself and I understand that taking that initial step can be scary, embarrassing or bring on a sense of failure.  Despite the positive impact counselling had for me, I am very aware of how I felt in those days and weeks before plucking up the courage to pick up the phone and reach out for help. 

I am a warm, caring, calm and down to earth person.  I truly believe that reaching for help is a strength and is the first step to overcoming your struggles, rather than feeling consumed by them.  

You are welcome to arrange an initial meeting with me to see if I am the right counsellor for you. Get in touch today to take the first step.

My Professional Background

Below are some of my key qualifications:

  •  BSc (Hons) in Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy (University of Derby) 
  • Foundation Degree in Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy (University of Derby)
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 
  • Understanding Bereavement
  • Infant Loss Training
  • Understanding Autism, ADHD & Asperger’s
  • Creative Journalling

I regularly attend training days to keep my skills and knowledge current and up to date.

Sarah Tinsley Counsellor Chorley BACP Registered MemberI’m a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the governing body for counselling and psychotherapy.    I am bound by its Ethical Framework and Professional Conduct Procedure.

Sarah Tinsley Counsellor near Chorley.  Accredited Member of the Foundation for Infant LossI hold accreditation from The Foundation for Infant Loss.