Sarah Preston

Sarah Preston


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07933863242

Contact Sarah

Therapist - York

York YO1
07933863242
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I offer online and face-to-face appointments in Pickering and York depending on your requirements and preference.

I also reserve two appointments per week for trainee counsellors and hold a waiting list for this.

About me and my therapy practice

I am here to provide a calm, confidential, safe space to explore with you what is going on in your life whether or not you know what might have brought you to this point.

Sometimes it is hard to make sense of things by yourself or to gain perspective from talking to friends and family. Taking time to tell your story within a non-judgemental therapeutic relationship can bring clarity, healing and empowerment, enabling you to discover new ways of managing life’s challenges. It is, I believe, a process that can transform physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Humanistic theory underpins my approach but I work integratively, enabling me to call upon a rich tapestry of therapeutic perspectives, in order to best suit your needs. I work in collaboration with you, at your pace, and offer short, medium and long-term counselling and focus on a wide range of issues including loss, adjustment to stressful life events, relationship difficulties and health concerns.

I have a post-graduate diploma in counselling and am currently working towards a further diploma at the Gestalt Institute in London. I have attended numerous post-graduate courses since studying for my first degree in the 1980s and continue to draw on this cumulative knowledge including mindfulness based approaches such as mindfulness based stress reduction, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution focussed brief therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, neuro-linguistic programming and anxiety management techniques.

Practice description

I work with a wide range of issues including low mood, low self-esteem, anxiety, sadness, loss, grief, adjustment following stressful life events, health concerns, relationship difficulties and parenting struggles. Sometimes of course the issue is more a sense of feeling stuck without quite knowing why and it is the process of working together that brings relief. At other times it might be a feeling of being held back by coping strategies that no longer seem helpful and it is by increasing your self-knowledge that you are able to find a way forward.

Working in a GP practice in Stockwell and for The Awareness Centre in Clapham has provided me with a wealth of experience in both NHS and service settings and with adults and young people aged 16+. Working online more recently has enabled me to work more flexibly, including across time zones, and this is a way of working that I will continue to offer once the current pandemic is over.

Before becoming a counsellor, I spent over twenty years with the NHS as a speech and language therapist, specialising in working with adults and young people with voice and fluency disorders. Much of my work was orientated around working with anxiety in speaking situations. I have previously also worked as a volunteer listener and I currently oversee pastoral matters at a local school.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and as such attend monthly supervision and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I hold an enhanced DBS and am also still a registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

My first session

I know that taking that first step can feel daunting. Do contact me by email, text or by phone, whichever feels most comfortable, and if you would like to know a little more about what to expect before you do so please visit www.yorkcp.org. This is the website for the York Counselling Practice of which I am a founding member.

Over the years I have become increasingly aware of the role that the relationship dynamic can play in unlocking things and I, therefore, offer an introductory appointment free of charge, on-line or by telephone, so that you can see how you feel about us working together.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

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

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Therapist - Pickering

Pickering YO18
07933863242
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I offer online and face-to-face appointments in Pickering and York depending on your requirements and preference. 

I also reserve two appointments per week for trainee counsellors and hold a waiting list for this.

About me and my therapy practice

I am here to provide a calm, confidential, safe space to explore with you what is going on in your life whether or not you know what might have brought you to this point. 

Sometimes it is hard to make sense of things by yourself or to gain perspective from talking to friends and family. Taking time to tell your story within a non-judgemental therapeutic relationship can bring clarity, healing and empowerment, enabling you to discover new ways of managing life’s challenges. It is, I believe, a process that can transform physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Humanistic theory underpins my approach but I work integratively, enabling me to call upon a rich tapestry of therapeutic perspectives, in order to best suit your needs. I work in collaboration with you, at your pace, and offer short, medium and long-term counselling and focus on a wide range of issues including loss, adjustment to stressful life events, relationship difficulties and health concerns.

I have a post-graduate diploma in counselling and am currently working towards a further diploma at the Gestalt Institute in London. I have attended numerous post-graduate courses since studying for my first degree in the 1980s and continue to draw on this cumulative knowledge including mindfulness based approaches such as mindfulness based stress reduction, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution focussed brief therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, neuro-linguistic programming  and anxiety management techniques.


Practice description

I work with a wide range of issues including low mood, low self-esteem, anxiety, sadness, loss, grief, adjustment following stressful life events, health concerns, relationship difficulties and parenting struggles. Sometimes of course the issue is more a sense of feeling stuck without quite knowing why and it is the process of working together that brings relief. At other times it might be a feeling of being held back by coping strategies that no longer seem helpful and it is by increasing your self-knowledge that you are able to find a way forward. 

Working in a GP practice in Stockwell and for The Awareness Centre in Clapham has provided me with a wealth of experience in both NHS and service settings and with adults and young people aged 16+. Working online more recently has enabled me to work more flexibly, including across time zones, and this is a way of working that I will continue to offer once the current pandemic is over.

Before becoming a counsellor, I spent over twenty years with the NHS as a speech and language therapist, specialising in working with adults and young people with voice and fluency disorders. Much of my work was orientated around working with anxiety in speaking situations. I have previously also worked as a volunteer listener and I currently oversee pastoral matters at a local school.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and as such attend monthly supervision and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I hold an enhanced DBS and am also still a registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

My first session

I know that taking that first step can feel daunting. Do contact me by email, text or by phone, whichever feels most comfortable, and if you would like to know a little more about what to expect before you do so please visit www.yorkcp.org. This is the website for the York Counselling Practice of which I am a founding member.

Over the years I have become increasingly aware of the role that the relationship dynamic can play in unlocking things and I, therefore, offer an introductory appointment free of charge, on-line or by telephone, so that you can see how you feel about us working together.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

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

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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