COVID-19: I am currently offering face to face as well as online and phone sessions depending on what would best suit your needs. I have procedures in place to minimize risk for face to face sessions – please enquire for details.
- Are you experiencing anxiety, emotional distress or an overwhelming feeling of stuckness?
- Do you need solid, caring support to help navigate your way through a difficult time?
- Would you like to change self-defeating patterns of behaviour and move on to a calmer, more grounded version of you?
Hello, I’m Sara. I offer safe, confidential and effective counselling and Internal Family Systems therapy in Lewes and the surrounding areas. Through focussing on your specific needs, I provide a calm, non-judgmental space in which to explore whatever is troubling you. I will work with you on restoring your emotional health so that you can move forward in life with new skills, perspectives and optimism.
Seeking counselling support to cope with life’s challenges is a positive step in looking after your own wellbeing. Many of my clients say they wish they had benefited from counselling earlier rather than let issues build up. By paying attention to your changing circumstances and needs, you create the possibility for improvements in your relationship with self and with others. Counselling works to give you more confidence in your ability to voice how you feel and what you want. This is something I would like to help you with.
I work as an integrative counsellor which means I am trained in a number of different methods including Person centered, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Mindfulness that are proven to be effective. I am also an Internal Family Systems (“IFS”) qualified therapist which is an effective and safe approach to working with a range of issues, including childhood trauma, which many clients find helpful. I also have coaching training.
Counselling to suit you
I use a wide repertoire of effective therapies because I believe one size does not fit all. These include Internal Family Systems, Person centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Mindfulness, Coaching, Creative and CBT techniques where appropriate. I provide encouragement and reassurance as we interpret your situation together and discover the best solutions and coping strategies to heal your painful emotions so you can move forward with your life. Read more here about how counselling works.
I have a strong track record and interest in working with clients suffering from anxiety and depression, with ex-boarders (I have completed specialist training with Nick Duffell), and those that have had negative experiences in childhood. I have also helped clients with a variety of issues including:
- stress and self-blame
- low self-confidence
- sexual, psychological and physical abuse (inc. bullying)
- childhood emotional and sexual abuse
- bereavement and loss (inc. miscarriage)
- life transitions inc. retirement and divorce
- coping with illness, chronic conditions
- relationship issues including emotional abuse, divorce and separation
- work-related issues
- self harm
- borderline personality disorder
- family estrangement
This is not an exhaustive list of the areas I am able to work with so please contact me if there is anything else you would like support with.
To help you decide on the next step, please contact me a free initial discussion by phone, Skype or FaceTime, or to answer any questions by email. All calls and messages are confidential. I treat crisis calls seriously and can generally recommend another counsellor through my network if I am unable to help you immediately.
I am experienced in working both short and long term. I am also committed to making counselling accessible to as many people as possible and have a number of reduced fee spaces. Please do enquire.
Phone: 07976 896509