Sarah Robinson PG Dip. (Couns.) MBACP
I am a professional counsellor with a gentle, calm and empathic approach to my clients. My belief is that if people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives are able to talk to someone who treats them with openness and respect, in a safe and confidential environment, then they can find their own way forward.
Sometimes people find themselves so stressed and anxious that they have difficulty in disentangling the threads that make up the whole problem. I will help you separate the threads so that the problem and the solutions become clearer.
My desire to help people suffering from emotional difficulties started many years ago when I began working in the voluntary sector as a listener for The Samaritans. This work ultimately led me to do a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling / Psychotherapy at the University of East Anglia.
Since finishing my diploma I have practiced as a counsellor at the University of East Anglia Counselling Service and at NORCAS, an East Anglian based charity that helps people overcome addictive behaviours. The following are just some of the problems that I have experience working with: abuse, addiction, anger management, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, depression, eating disorders – anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and obesity – low self-confidence, low self-esteem, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, relationship problems, stress and trauma.
I have a particular interest in Eating Disorders and therefore have pursued this further by training at the National Centre for Eating Disorders with Dianne Jade, a well- known expert in the treatment of Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating and Obesity. I obtained a Diploma in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders and I am now able to use the latest research and techniques to help people with those particular problems.
Eating disorders can be devastating for sufferers and can destroy the kind of life a person wants to live, affecting work, relationships, friendships and family. For many people an eating disorder is something they suffer with in secret, ashamed of their relationship with food. However, this need not be the case. By exploring an eating disorder in the counselling environment and looking at the different areas that might be maintaining the disorder, huge changes can be made.
I work from rooms in the centre of Woodbridge, near Ipswich Suffolk. My fees are £45 for a 50 minute session. I do, however, offer a free introductory session of 30 minutes, to make sure that we will feel comfortable working together.
My contact details are:
Tel. 07833 113757 (day) and 01728 685686 (evenings).