Sarah Child

MBACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist

About Me

Due to COVID 19 and the recent second lockdown, I am currently offering a limited amount of Walk and Talk sessions from the Godalming practice. I will resume some face to face sessions as soon as I feel it is safe to do. Please contact me for a free 20 minute telephone assessment to discuss your needs.

As an experienced therapist, I can offer you a safe and confidential space for you to talk through any issues or challenges that you may be experiencing. Counselling can help you identify, understand and explore your problem/s and help you find ways to cope. It can be beneficial to share your thoughts and feelings to enable you to understand yourself better, in how you think, feel, react and respond. This is likely to positively change how you feel about yourself alongside improving your relationships with others. I will not give advice or offer the answers to your problems but will remain alongside you and help you find your own way forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PG Diploma in Counselling Supervision
  • BA Hons in Counselling
  • Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling

My aim is to provide you with a relationship built upon trust, openness and honesty, where you can feel accepted without judgement, as equals and can offer an empathic understanding and a genuine response.

Working from a Humanistic approach, we will focus upon what is happening for you in the present. However, past relationships and experiences clearly affect our present so these are explored as they arise. I take the lead from my client and work at their pace, gently challenging when appropriate to facilitate different perspectives and to help increase self awareness.

I understand that seeking counselling can be a daunting prospect and do my upmost to create an environment where my client feels comfortable and at ease. Our first session is an opportunity for us to meet, discuss your needs and consider if and how we can work together.

My experience has developed from working with Bereaved/Pre- Bereaved patients and families at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care in Farnham to working for the Youth Counselling Service in Guildford (NHS/Virgin Care). This is alongside my part time private practice at The Eaves in Godalming.

I have gained experience working with a range of issues that include depression, anxiety, loss and bereavement, self-harm, stress, relationship issues, abuse, low self-esteem and self-confidence.

I am a qualified supervisor with experience in supporting trainee and qualified counsellors, 1-1 and within groups. My aim is to provide a supervisory relationship that is caring, supportive and growth inducing.

Memberships & Accreditations

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Areas of counselling I work with

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Bullying (adults)
  • Chronic Illness and Pain
  • Couples Counselling
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Eating Disorders
  • Loneliness
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Parenting Support
  • Physical abuse
  • Redundancy and unemployment
  • Sexual Performance/Drive
  • Shame and Guilt
  • Stress management
  • Teenager and young adult support


  • Free initial 20 minute telephone assessment
  • Counselling: £55.00 per session (50 minutes)
  • Trainee counsellors: 50 minute session £45.00
  • Clinical Supervision: £55.00 per hour (1.5 hours £80.00)
  • Please note: I ask for 48 hours notice of cancellations

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