Sarah Tinsley

Sarah Tinsley

Registered Member MBACP

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Phone number
07305 621885

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Therapist - Chorley

Chorley PR7
07305 621885
Sessions from £75.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

When we feel like our world has been ripped apart, we can experience overwhelming feelings of sadness, lonliness, anger, guilt, shame, relief, numbness, worthlessness, helplessness or emptiness. Maybe there's also pressure to move on, get better or get back to normal. This can feel impossible when you don't know what normal is anymore, who you are or what you really want.

It’s OK not to be OK. We all need to take some time to repair and rethink from time to time. You might wish that you could be more understanding of yourself. Maybe you want to stop avoiding social situations or you desperately want to stop pushing people away. It could be that you are just tired of wrestling with this on your own and are fed up of being frightened of losing everyone around you or being rejected.

Change and loss can come in so many forms, for example, bereavement, redundancy, retirement, divorce, separation or family issues, moving home, a new job, becoming a parent, illness or poor health, depression and anxiety, or loss of identity to name a few.

We are living through ever changing times, with lockdown, self isoloation and trying to figure out what our lives can and do look like right now. It may seem as if we are all in the same boat, but the reality is that things affect us all differently.

Perhaps recent events have made you realise that you have been holding onto pain and distress for too long and now feels like the right time to begin to heal.

I would love to have the opportunity to work with you to help you find your way through the change, loss or bereavement you have experienced. Helping you to recognise yourself again, gain control of your overwhelming emotions, think more clearly, discover what gives you purpose and how to get more of this in your life.

Contact me to book an initial meeting to see if I am right counsellor for you.  

Practice description

I offer counselling in person and online (via webcam) or by phone. I am following all the Government guidelines and my room enables us to be socially distanced throughout our time together.  

Appointments are available during the daytime, evenings and Saturday mornings which means that I am here for you at times that suit you. 

I am based just outside Chorley, within easy reach of the M6, M61 and M65. Free parking is available on site. I am within easy reach of public transport.  

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Supervisor - Chorley

Chorley PR7
07305 621885
Sessions from £60.00


  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

I see supervision as an opportunity for you to take a step back and together reflect on your client relationships. A place to work through ethical dilemmas or anything you might be finding challenging or demanding and to celebrate progression.

My aim is to provide a safe, compassionate, collaborative, and supportive environment which offers exploration and supportive challenge. I will work hard to honour your unique style, wellbeing, growth and professional development whilst keeping your clients at the very heart of our work together.

I use the Seven-Eyed model of supervision developed by Peter Hawkins to underpin my supervision practice. I work in a supervisee centred way.

I am a Registered Member of the BACP, and work within their Ethical Framework and Professional Conduct Procedure.


• BSc (Hons) in Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy (University of Derby)

• PG Cert in Clinical Supervision (University of Derby)

• Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling

• Psychotherapy training with Nick Duffel working with Boarding School Survivors

• Certificate in Online Counselling (Webcam and Phone)

I regularly undertake additional CPD training to keep my knowledge up to date.

I work solely in private practice, working with people who have experienced bereavement, burnout or trauma and abuse, including Boarding School survivors.

I am committed to offering supervision in an anti-discriminatory way. I work with people of all genders, ages, abilities / disabilities, cultures, neurodiversity, ethnicity, sexes, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, class, and socio-economic groups.      

Practice description

Our work can take place either in my fully accessible, brightly lit, spacious, comfortable, and calm therapy room or via Zoom.

Previous Experience:

• Private Practice

• Counsellor within an NHS IAPT service (Lancashire Women’s Centre)

• Group Counsellor at a Prison

• Counsellor and Supervisor at Place2Be (Primary and Secondary)

• Counsellor for Syrian Refugees (Lancashire County Council)

• Online Bereavement Counsellor (Sur Ryder)

I hold an enhanced DBS certificate for children & adult workforce.

I offer supervision on an individual or group basis.  

My first session

I offer a free initial 30 minute session to give us both the time and space to get to know each other a little, explore your hopes and fears for supervision and to see if we would be a good fit together.

During this first session we can also pay attention to confidentiality and boundaries. We will look at your individual needs, style of working and the relationships you hold with your clients, as well as the setting of your practice.

We can meet with online or in person.


1 hour - £60

1.5 hours - £80

Group supervision (groups of 4) - £60 per person (2 hours)

You are welcome to contact me in whatever way feels most comfortable (or least daunting!), phone, email, text or complete the enquiry form to discuss how we might work together or for you to ask any questions.  

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Groups, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling