Sarah McCormick | Accredited Counsellor | Hale, Altrincham | NCS

Sarah McCormick

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS22-00854

Location: Hale, Altrincham

Hello, welcome to my profile. I am a fully qualified practitioner offering counselling and psychotherapy to adults, couples and teenagers.

It’s very natural to feel worried, down, confused and frustrated at some time in our lives, most of us do. The stresses of modern life, particularly the challenges of the past couple of years, can simply become too much. When unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours start to affect your life and relationships with those around you, it may be time to consider getting help to make sense of what’s going on. I will help you to gain the insight and clarity to find a positive way forward.

My interest is relationships; whether with ourselves, a partner/spouse, our parents or children. Relationship satisfaction has a profound effect on our wellbeing and ability to flourish in life. I use a combination of therapeutic approaches tailored to your needs, to help you find ways to overcome relationship challenges and find more contentment.

I have a rich and varied life experience and have enjoyed previous careers in both the NHS as a midwife and in education as a secondary school teacher. This prior experience means that I am well placed to work with issues around pregnancy and the postnatal period as well as with womens health issues more generally. As a teacher I gravitated to the pastoral aspects of the role and now I am able to bring my experience with young people in schools to my work in counselling teenagers.

In addition, I understand the particular demands of the health and education sectors and am particularly happy to support those working within these sectors.

I am warm and empathetic, and clients have described me as calm, compassionate and understanding. I aim to make you feel at ease quickly and offer you a safe supportive space to explore your concerns. It's important to find the right counsellor, take your time and speak to several.

Please get in touch if you feel I can offer the support you're looking for.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    MBACP and MNCS(Accred.)
    MSc Degree in Counselling & Positive Psychology
    Certificate in Couples Counselling
    Diploma in Working with Sex Addiction, Couples and Individuals (currently completing)
    Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling.

    PGCE in Secondary Education 11-18 years and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

    DipHE in Midwifery

    BSc Hons Information Technology

    In addition to my work in private practice, I work as a counsellor for a group of GP practices and as such I have a broad experience of counselling clients with issues including depression and anxiety; grief and loss; relationship issues including communication issues, contemplating divorce and post-divorce/separation and co-parenting/children issues; domestic abuse; postnatal depression and birth trauma; infertility; self-esteem and confidence issues; life transitions and changes; existential fear/life meaning; social isolation.
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Childbirth: labour
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Children / teenagers
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Emotional issues
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Parenting skills
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Relationships
    • Self-esteem
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Stress
    • Young people and children
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