Sarah Lord | Accredited Professional Counsellor | Totnes | NCPS

Sarah Lord

Member Status: Accredited Professional

Member No: NCS19-10088

Location: Totnes

Key Workers Counselling

I am a person-centred integrative counsellor with a background in the education sector.
I have experience of working with clients aged 7 to 70+, having worked in primary and secondary schools, a university and for a charity supporting carers. I also bring a wealth of knowledge and skills from my career in education as a SENDCo and primary school head.
I co-ordinate a peer support network for parents and carers of children with SEND alongside my counselling practice. I was also involved in the development of the National Counselling Society’s Competency Framework for working with children by writing the section on supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
I believe every person has the ability to thrive given the right conditions; as a counsellor I am passionate about supporting clients in finding strategies to create those conditions. A reflective and flexible practitioner, I try to adapt my approach in response to my client's needs; therefore, I may introduce techniques such as CBT, Gestalt, sand tray and mindfulness as appropriate.
When supporting children, I recognise the importance of working in collaboration with parents and schools, and I am happy to liaise with families and professionals in order to achieve the best outcomes for the child.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is key to successful therapy and the first steps on any counselling journey are very important. Therefore, I suggest we have an introductory session to discuss what you are looking for from counselling sessions and for me to explain a little more about how I work and answer any questions you may have. You can then decide whether I may be the right counsellor to support you through therapy.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Counselling (NCS Accredited), Heartwood Counselling and Psychotherapy College
    Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills, Heartwood Counselling and Psychotherapy College
    Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Northumbria University
    Safeguarding Children level 3
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Children / teenagers
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Neurodiversity
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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