Sarah Griffiths

Sarah Griffiths

Registered Member MBACP

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Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available


My main private practice days are currently Monday to Friday. *Additional fees of £10 per session will apply on a Saturday*

*Please note: I can only respond during office hours. 

*I do not offer emergency or crisis intervention outside of normal hours 

About me and my therapy practice

Welcome! My clinical practice is professional, safe and non judgemental, offering you an impartial space to freely discuss your presenting issues. Making the first step is often the biggest one! Investing in yourself is a powerful tool. Thank you for visiting the profile...

*I have Specialist CYP & Families Training in DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) where I will be a Level 2 informed practitioner as of 2024*

*EMDR - (Eye, Movement, Desensitisation, Reprocessing) I am an EMDR Clinician and Trauma Specialist*

Practice description

About me:

Guiding Star Counselling - Independent female psychotherapist / counsellor, covering Merthyr Tydfil, (face to face) and remote counselling (Zoom, Teams etc) working from my home (Private practice is set in Merthyr Tydfil).

Counselling from age 5 upwards - Adults, Couples, Individuals- incorporating DDP & Play Therapy Techniques with Children & Young People, where appropriate.

*New - DDP Level 1 Therapist (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) - Level 2 will be completed in 2024. I currently practice as a “DDP Informed therapist”

*New - EMDR - will be available from February 2024. I currently practice as an “EMDR Clinician”.

*Adults 1:1



*Children & Young People

*Clinical Supervision

*Parenting & Child Development 

I specialise in Trauma Therapy, EMDR (Eye, Movement, Desensitisation, Reprocessing) and Systemic Psychotherapy including DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) in children and Young People, and Systemic Psychotherapy.

I offer support and guidance throughout Family / Children's Therapy, with 'Parenting' skills and enhanced knowledge around Child Development.

I assist Multi - Agencies and key workers with Clinical Supervision, and EAP counselling.

Guiding Star offers a safe, effective and very boundaried approach (and will need to signpost on those who are in ‘crisis management’ or living in abusive or chaotic situations - who maybe cannot commit themselves to the process and boundaries of BACP ethical counselling).

Additional information

*PLEASE NOTE*: To begin ANY therapy - firstly, a telephone consultation must be booked either via email enquiry or via the secure link on this page or the Counselling Directory page, (“book a call” option) and financially secured, to see if my type of practice and style / approach, is right for you.

My first session

*20 minute telephone consultation, includes basic assessment and consultation- this is required = £20*

*PLEASE NOTE*: To begin any type of therapy - a basic telephone consultation will be required and then if you feel that we are a good ‘fit’ - thereafter, a “week in advance” approach will initiate the sessions; Therefore, a ‘double fee’ (minimum of £120 which is for baseline adult rate) is to be paid at the very beginning, securing the first and the very last session. The in advance fee may then also be used in the event of a client cancelling outside of their contracted 48 hours notice. *NO REFUNDS APPLY*

Important Additional information:

Counselling requires a lot of commitment and is not in any way a crisis management service or emergency care service. *Please contact your GP or Primary Care services for additional advice, if unsure*

*INITIAL TELEPHONE CONSULTATION- £20 (up to 20 mins) *any therapy sessions cannot be scheduled, until this is completed and that basic client details and information from a basic clinical assessment, is completed*


*Higher fees WILL apply, for Referrals from Insurers, Private Health and Medicolegal Companies*

*ALL COUNSELLING - £60 - £250 (PER 50 MIN SESSION) *extra £10 per session for weekends*

*Teams / Zoom sessions - 50 mins = £60

*COUPLES - £80

*FAMILY THERAPY - £150 - £250 (per session, *dependant on number of relatives)*

*THERAPEUTIC PLAY & CYP (Children & Young People’s Counselling) - AGE 5 - 18 - £70




*EMDR - £100 - £150 (60 mins or 90 mins)

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Life coaching, Loss, Menopause, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Eclectic, EMDR, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Families, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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