Sarah Bennett | Accredited Counsellor | Nantwich | NCPS

Sarah Bennett

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS20-02235

Location: Nantwich

My counselling ‘path’ started in Sydney Australia in 2009. Whilst there I trained to become a telephone counsellor for Lifeline, a national charity. Once back on home soil in England I gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & also a University Certificate in Counselling, both from South Cheshire College & validated by Manchester Metropolitan University.
I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society and I am bound by their framework for ethics & good practice.
I take my continual professional development seriously and attend several workshops & training days each year to improve and enhance my knowledge & skills.
I undertook my placement work at Reaseheath College near Nantwich where I counselled young people, supporting them with a range of issues. I have also worked as a school counsellor for Brine Leas High School in Nantwich, supporting students in the middle school and sixth form through issues such as course work stress, bullying, peer group difficulties & family issues.
I have also worked & volunteered for The Dove Service which is a bereavement charity based in Stoke-on-Trent, offering support to those who are bereaved and affected by life changing illness.
These days I solely see clients in my private practice in Nantwich, who have either ‘self-referred’, having decided to seek counselling, or have been ‘sign posted’ from their GP or other recommendation.
I have a special interest in Anxiety Management & helping clients learn & develop techniques to manage their anxiety.
Whilst my practice is under-pinned by my person-centred approach, I also feel that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or ‘CBT’ when supporting clients living with Anxiety, Anger, Stress, Depression & Negative Thinking can be extremely useful & effective.
Relaxation, Mindfulness & CBT techniques can be particularly effective in combating the symptoms associated with these issues.
I like to endeavour to deliver these helpful strategies in a person-centred way, and discuss them with my clients as ‘something they might like to try’, or a ‘suggestion’, rather than ‘this is what they need to go away and work on between now & the next session !’
Please see my pages on this site to learn more about CBT, Mindfulness & Relaxation & Person-Centred Therapy and how they can help with Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Stress & Negative Thinking.
While I’m not counselling I enjoy spending quality time with close friends and family. I have 2 grown up children who have now flown the nest, so my beloved 12 year old dog Leo is my best mate.. he also loves keeping feet warm and snoring in the counselling room if allowed!

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Post Graduate Diploma Counselling 2013 Manchester Metropolitan University

    Post Graduate Hypnotherapy
    Certificate in Mindfulness stress reduction
    Certificate in CBT
    Certificate in Supervision
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Childbirth: fertility
    • Childbirth: labour
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Children / teenagers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Sporting performance
    • Start exercising
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Tinnitus
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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