Mrs Sarah Fronte
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS20-02235
My counselling ‘path’ started in Sydney Australia where I moved with my family in 2007. 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 family & friends & with my husband and two children, now aged 24 & 28 our dog Leo.. who is also a therapy dog!
- Qualifications & ExperiencePost Graduate Diploma Counselling 2013 Manchester Metropolitan University
Post Graduate Hypnotherapy
Certificate in Mindfulness stress reduction
Certificate in CBT
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- AIDS / HIV
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
- Bereavement / Loss
- Childbirth: fertility
- Childbirth: labour
- Childbirth: pregnancy
- Children / teenagers
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Driving tests
- Eating disorders
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- IBS / Digestive Issues
- Illness and dying
- Immune system support
- Job interviews
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Pregnancy related issues
- Public speaking: stage fright
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Sporting performance
- Start exercising
- Stop smoking
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Young people and children