Sarah Bull

I offer counselling to adults and young people from the age of twelve years. I aim to provide you with a safe space that is yours, to share with me what you want to, where you feel heard and accepted and where you won’t be told what to do. I won’t sit in silence either and you won’t be made to talk about anything you don’t want to. People come for counselling for different reasons, so my aim is to support you with where you are at and work with you on what you want to share.

You will be listened to and have the time you need to build trust with me because trust can be important for many people before they feel safe to talk openly. I will not just focus on the difficulties in your life but also look at building on and identifying your strengths. I will support you at your pace.

You might choose to explore feelings and experiences, look at ways you have helped yourself and find more helpful ways of coping. You might not know what you feel like and want support in putting words to feelings. You may have overwhelming feelings in your body and not be able to make sense of them. You might want to get to know yourself more and make sense of your experiences and how they have shaped you. Whatever you choose to share, I will aim to support you in making a positive change at your pace in a place you feel safe.

My training is as an integrated counsellor. Building a safe relationship is my primary aim. I may suggest techniques and ways of working that have worked for other people.  I will help you notice your thoughts and feelings and how this impacts on how your body feels. I may also suggest different ways of expressing feelings and making sense of things like using artwork, games, craft objects and imagery.

My background is twelve years of working with children, young people and their families. I also specialised in working with young women who were experiencing sexual exploitation. I then became a counsellor/therapist working with young people and adults in 2009. As well as working privately, I have provided counselling to hard to reach young people who have experienced trauma and the care system. I have worked in a low cost counselling service, in a service offering psychotherapy to women who have experienced trauma, a service offering counselling to young people who have experienced rape and abuse and counselling to young people in school.

I have experience of working with adults and young people facing many different issues particularly around the impact of trauma, abuse and attachment issues. I also have experience in working with other issues such as anxiety and panic attacks, depression and anger, self-harm, OCD, stress at work, school, college and university, loss and bereavement, low self esteem and self criticism, life changes, parenthood, isolation, social anxiety, sexuality, gender, bullying, relationship difficulties or separations from family, partners and friends.

I work both long term and short term and sessions are weekly. My fee is £50 per session. I am available on Tuesdays in the day and early evening, and on Mondays and Fridays in the day. 

I attend regular training events and have the following:

Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling (Integrated Course)

BA Hons in Applied Social Studies

Diploma in Social Work

Certificate in Child and Adolescent Studies and Therapeutic Skills

Accredited and registered member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Member of Counselling for Children and Young People (CCYP)

Enhanced DBS Certificate (police check)