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Sarah Mackay, Counsellor

I qualified as a Counsellor in 2012 and have spent the last 6 years working in a variety of settings, counselling both adults and children.

As well as working as a counsellor for Petals, I also work for another counselling charity, The Cogwheel Trust, in Cambridge. I also provide counselling for a local secondary school.

My approach is Integrative, which means simply that I use a combination of three theories: Psychodynamic, Person-Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies. When we meet I will explain more about how we will explore these theories in your counselling to enable you to recover from the experiences that have brought you to Petals. My approach is very much centred on what you will bring to the sessions and there will be lots of opportunity to express how your experiences have affected you.

Before qualifying as a counsellor I worked for 13 years as a Midwife at the Rosie Hospital, Cambridge. I have worked as both a hospital and community midwife.

The combination of counselling and midwifery enables me to have a deep understanding of the emotional trauma that people can experience before, during and after pregnancy and childbirth. I believe that once you understand your feelings, healing can then begin.