Ardour Academy - Counselling

Sara Sirati MA, BACP Accredited

Meet our Lead Counsellor Sara

Sara is a Supervisor and a BACP accredited counsellor with extensive experience in the field of counselling and psychotherapies. Sara has also lectured for the University of South Wales and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education. Alongside her counselling and supervision work Sara is passionate about workplace well-being and throughout her career has visited schools, colleges and a variety of organisations delivering a range of sessions on positive mental health.

Sara’s line of expertise include: working with Trauma/PTSD, sexual abuse, self-harm, Domestic Abuse, issues concerning gender, identity and sexuality, anxiety and depression. Sara also offers supervision to counsellors, and range of employees from caring professions, including frontline staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You may have existing experiences of counselling, or be completely new to it; nonetheless our counselling service is designed to support you with any worries you may be having.

Sara and all our visiting counsellors are BACP recognised and have experience of working with individuals on a variety of issues. We never pretend to have all the answers but we do promise to offer a professional and supportive service. We work with a variety of other professionals and agencies and can always offer you support and guidance with any areas that may not fall under our expertise. The important thing is to remember that you are not alone, and we are here to help in any way we can.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Clinical Supervisor
  • BACP Accredited Counsellor
  • Integrative counselling (MA)
  • Integrative Counselling (Postgraduate Diploma)
  • PGCE (Secondary Education)
  • Accredited young person’s Mentor

Member Organisations

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Therapies offered

Sara’s therapy model

“Sara is an integrative counsellor, which means using a variety of counselling models, such as: humanistic, person centred, cognitive behavioural therapy and psychodynamic therapies. Above all, Sara is a relational counsellor, which means the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of the therapy experience to her.”

Areas of counselling I deal with

This list is not too exhaustive

  • Abortion
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Asperger’s syndrome
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Feeling sad
  • Infertility
  • Low self-esteem
  • Panic disorder
  • Physical abuse
  • Relationship problems
  • Sexual abuse
  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Anger management
  • Attachment disorder
  • Bullying
  • Dissociation
  • Emotional abuse
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Loneliness
  • Miscarriage
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-harm
  • Sexuality
  • Work-related stress
  • Addiction(s)
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Child related issues
  • Domestic violence
  • Family issues
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Low self-confidence
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Postnatal depression
  • Redundancy
  • Separation and divorce
  • Stress
  • Young carers