Ardour Academy - Counselling

Sara Sirati MA, BACP Accredited

Meet our Lead counsellor

We may reach out to a counsellor for a variety of reasons, and we are here to support you through it.


About me

I am a BACP accredited counsellor and have extensive experience in the field of counselling and psychotherapies, as well as delivering sessions in schools, colleges and a variety of organisations.

My line of expertise include: working with Trauma/PTSD, sexual abuse, self-harm, Domestic Abuse, issues concerning gender, identity and sexuality, anxiety and depression.

You may have existing experiences of counselling, or be completely new to counselling, nonetheless I am here to support you with any worries you may be having. I have experience of working with young people, as well as adults on a variety issues. I never pretend to have all the answers but I do promise to offer a professional and supportive service. I 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 my 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

Registered / Accredited


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Therapies offered

My therapy model

“ I am an integrative counsellor, which means I use a variety of counselling models, such as: humanistic, person centred, cognitive behavioural therapy and psychodynamic therapies. A bove all, I am a relational counsellor, which means the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of the therapy experience to me.”

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
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