Saara Midwood

Saara Midwood

Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

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07749 058 586

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Therapist - Widnes

Widnes WA8
07749 058 586
Sessions from £45.00


  • Wheelchair accessible office


My service is called Hillwood Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I offer sessions in person, over the phone, or over Zoom and they last for up to one hour.

My working days are Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, between 9.00 am and 6.00pm.

My therapy room is on the ground floor, located in a business centre in Widnes, Cheshire, not far from the Widnes/Runcorn Bridges, with good links to M56, M62, M6 and there is roadside parking outside the building.

About me and my therapy practice

It can feel so daunting and confusing sometimes to know just what it is that is troubling us - I hope to offer a space for you and me to explore together what is happening to you and how that might be affecting the way you feel and what you're doing.

Alongside this might come some ideas about how it could be different and how to create and develop your own skills for managing differently.

I am an integrative counselling psychotherapist, with over 30 years' experience in NHS mental health services and over 20 years in private practice - people have come along with a number of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, low self-esteem - issues which underlie such symptoms are very many and very varied.  

My therapy is informed by person-centred, psychodynamic, analytic and cognitive and behavioural approaches - all dependent, really, upon you and what you are bringing to therapy.

My clients are typically aged over 16 years.

Additional qualifications include:

       Person- Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression

       Cert in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy interventions

       Diploma in Group Work Practice (Manchester) IGA in~
       association with Group Analysis North

       EMDR - Standard training

Practice description

Depending on what you bring for therapy, I offer counselling, cognitive and behavioural therapy, trauma-focussed therapy.  

I often support what we talk about in session with online information, if that feels appropriate. 

My first session

I offer an initial, no-obligation telephone assessment session of up to 30 minutes and there is no charge for this.   This session enables us to reflect together on what it is you would like from therapy, and for you to decide whether you would like to begin your therapy journey with me.

If we are both happy to proceed with the therapy, we will arrange to begin and I will also give or send you our service documentation, including attendance policy and costs. 

Therapy sessions typically last for 50 minutes. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Neurodiversity, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Cognitive, EMDR, Integrative, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited