Sally Barnes

Sally Barnes

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Therapist - Upminster

Upminster RM14
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Hi, I'm Sally.

I can provide a confidential, non-judgemental and supportive space for you to talk about anything you want to. Therapy can provide the opportunity for you to connect with your feelings, identify your own values, find meaning, and gain the courage to change your life if you want to. I work in an integrative way which means I can adapt my approach to suit your own individual needs. However, I lean strongly towards existential and person-centred therapy placing you as the expert on your life and looking at the here-and now, who you are and how you want to live.

You may feel that something is not quite right in your life or have a feeling of not being good enough. I offer a space where we can look at these things together. I can be by your side as you grapple with uncomfortable feelings, self-acceptance, social anxiety or difficult relationships. My life experience also makes me well placed to help people going through life changes and struggling with loss.

When I was a science teacher in East London, I gained a wide range of experience with people from all different backgrounds, interests, ages, genders and ethnicities. My job in a Sixth Form College gave me an understanding of a wide range of issues faced by young people starting out in life. I enjoy learning and my interest in physics fuels an interest in philosophy as another type of exploration into the world and how we understand our place within it.

I have a Postgraduate diploma in counselling and psychotherapy and as well as my own practice I have been a therapist in a low-cost counselling service. I am a volunteer bereavement counsellor for a local hospice.

Practice description

I am located in Upminster RM14.

I am a 10 minute bus ride from Upminster station (district line and C2C).

I am currently available for sessions online and face to face.

A concessionary rate of £40 is available for students and other people on lower incomes.

My first session

I offer an initial, no obligation, introductory session for £40 which gives us the opportunity to get to know each other a little and find out what it would be like to work together. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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