A therapeutic and non-clinical approach to mental health and wellbeing.


“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become” – Carl Jung.

About New Beginnings Counselling

My name is Sarah Barr and I am a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. New Beginnings is a private counselling practice founded in 2016. 

I have a FD in Integrative Counselling, Cert in Introduction to Counselling, BA(hons) in Sociology and Social Policy and a HND in Early Childhood Studies.

I am a registered member of BACP, receive regular supervision and participate in continuing professional development (CPD). Which is the process in which mental health professionals maintain relevant skills and competencies throughout their  career.

My approach to therapy is a non-clinical and therapeutic approach. I aim to help decrease negative stigma surrounding mental health and normalising it within our society. 

We all have mental health and it is our responsibility to care for it, just as we care for our physical health. I also believe in mental health education and I share information, strategies and techniques on how we can best care for our mental health and well-being. I do this through my client work, mental health workshops and in the articles I write.

What I offer my clients through Therapy

I offer my clients a safe space to talk, to be heard and understood without judgement. Therapy is different for everyone as we are all unique with our own world view. However it often focuses on helping clients to:

– resolve problems
– understand their thought patterns
– gain new perspectives
– learn how to catch, challenge and change cognitive distortions
– improve their self-worth and sense of self
– build a toolkit full of positive coping mechanisms

Therapy offers you the opportunity to resolve, process and let go of pain and worries that you have been carrying. It helps you to live authentically and with purpose. 

‘Prioritise yourself as you are the most important person to you’

“Somehow we have come to equate success with not needing anyone. Many of us are willing to extend a helping hand, but we’re very reluctant to reach out for help when we need it ourselves. It’s as if we have divided the world into ‘those who offer help’ and ‘those who need help’ The truth is that we are both”.

Brene Brown
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