Is your past affecting your future?

Is your past affecting your future?
The Wincombe Centre is home to so many hard working people. It’s amazing the sheer diversity of different businesses we have up here. From finance to massage, websites to podiatry. Today I caught up with Sarah from Branches Counselling and we got talking about how we we’ve been coping through this last year. I thought it might be nice for you to meet her.  She’s lovely!
My name is Sarah, I’m a Psychodynamic Counsellor which means I work with people to better understand how their past has affected their present and future. I am passionate about empowering people to find their own answers and to make positive changes in their lives.

I have a beautiful, quiet , warm and welcoming space at The Wincombe Centre. The room is spacious, facilitating a Covid Secure environment which is fully risk assessed and maintained in order that I can work with people in person, without the need for face coverings once we are seated in the room.

The past year has taken a huge toll on people’s health and wellbeing. The cycle of lockdowns has brought to light new painful issues and amplified existing ones for many people.  Now, more than ever, it is vital that people are able to access safe, non-judgemental spaces where they can think about and talk through their problems and feelings. The experience of being able to talk freely and of being listened to in an active and deep way, is a powerful tool in finding new ways to think about problems and decisions that people may be facing in their lives. Often it is helpful to talk to someone who is totally removed from the family and personal life, it gives a freedom to express real feelings, without feeling anxious about upsetting or offending close family members or friends.

I work with people who have a wide range of difficulties and emotions, including anxiety, bereavement and other types of loss, depression, relationship issues, anger issues, self-harm, eating disorders, stress, trauma and sexual issues to name but a few. Often people feel anxious about seeking help as they feel their problem is too difficult or unusual. It can be a relief to be able to talk and think about it with someone who is not phased and can think openly.

The first step is to get in touch and arrange a time for a brief conversation on the phone.  I will then invite you for an Initial Assessment Session of up to 90 minutes which is £55. This gives us both a chance to decide if the way I work is helpful for you and if you would like to have therapy with me. The sessions will then be weekly for 50 minutes, charged at £40 per session.

If you respond to this piece however, I can offer sessions at a reduced fee of £37.50


Sarah has spaces in her practice to see people and would welcome hearing from you. Please contact her via the BACP website or directly on [email protected]  or 07923 212852