7. Sally Barrett

Specialist in DEPRESSION • ANXIETY • LOW SELF ESTEEM • LOSS and GRIEF • DOMESTIC and CHILD ABUSE

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Biography


I have a background in pastoral care in Higher Education, providing one-to-one guidance to students, so I have an understanding of the issues young adults can face. I was inspired by the new lease of life my own counsellor helped me to achieve, and felt empowered to help others get in touch with their best self, through understanding and acceptance, which led me to train as a counsellor.

My aim is to help you explore difficult situations, behaviours and outlooks in your life and work with you to find acceptance. As an integrative counsellor I have a person-centered, creative yet structured approach to sessions. I combine a variety of methods that work for you, including psychodynamic techniques and sometimes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches. I have a personal research interest in pre-menstrual mood disorders.

Member of

BACP

Approach to treatment

Integrative - I use an Egan model incorporating person-centered, psychodynamic, CBT and creative approaches. I have a structured approach to sessions, using goal setting and problem management techniques. I can successfully work to a brief therapy time schedule using small goals, regular feedback and focusing techniques.

Languages spoken

English

Currently Practice

Beacon Counselling, 50-52 Middle Hillgate, Stockport SK1 3DL; Private practice, Piccadilly House, 49 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2AP

Therapy Types

I offer therapy for depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, loss/grief and domestic/child abuse.

Qualifications

MA Counselling with distinction, The University of Manchester

Demographics of Focus

I work with adults/young adults from a wide range of demographic groups, from very different backgrounds, age groups and social classes. I have worked with a whole spectrum of presenting issues. I thoroughly enjoy the diversity within my client work, which has given me a much deeper understanding of cultural and social factors which can deeply affect how a person interacts with the world.