- Phone number
- 0191 704 2135
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary rates
Please contact me to discuss current availability as this can change.
About me and my therapy practice
Safespace Counselling Durham
My name is Sarah and I am the Counsellor at Safespace Counselling Durham. I work with children, young people and adults. My office is based at Doxford park however, I also offer online, telephone and walk and talk therapy if you feel conventional counselling is not for you.
The work I do is intergrative meaning that I use a range of methods and techniques to help you with your presenting issues. Counselling can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience allowing you to understand your behaviours and find solutions to your issues through challenging your thoughts and behaviours, learning and practicing coping methods and building emotional resilience.
In sessions, I often use creative aids to help in the work we do, such as painting, using stones, Lego building or playing games. This helps when processing information and can give visual representation to the emotions we are feeling.
All sessions are based in a mutually agreed safe space, and everything shared in session is kept between yourself and I, within the bounds of confidentiality and its limitations.
Accessing counselling for yourself or your child can be a daunting process and I want to make your experience as smooth and beneficial as possible. So, if you have any questions around counselling or the services I offer please visit safespacedurham.co.uk which offers information on the services I provide, or contact me via email or telephone.
Support and wellbeing groups
I also facilitate mental health support groups in county Durham and run Safespace mindfulness for kids group, and one to one mindfulness sessions. Please enquire for more information.
I am based at Doxford Park for face-to-face appointments, however I do offer online, telephone and walk and talk appointments.
My first session
During our first session, I will do a an introduction if who I am and what i do, I will then explain confidentiality ad its limitations. after that I will go through an initial assessment with you, this is to ensure I am the best counsellor for your needs and helps to set our expectations of counselling. Finally, If you feel that we are suited I will then go through the therapeutic contract with you this will explain sessions times, holidays, payments, confidentiality and its limitations and what you can expect from me as your counsellor.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Phobias, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited