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"What you nurture grows"

About Me

Saira Webster MBACP is a registered counsellor with many years’ counselling experience. I offer an integrative approach drawing from Person Centred and Psychodynamic perspectives and from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. 

I worked in the financial sector for many years and have experienced the day-to-day stress, pressure and anxiety of the corporate world.  At MIND, the Women's Refuge and at the Lucy Rayner Foundation and in private practice, I have helped children, young people and adults who are dealing with life’s challenges, abuse, domestic violence, isolation and depression.

People suffering in silence can find themselves isolated or unheard, even shamed. In these situations, it can be a struggle to reach out for help or find out what is available. 
People seek counselling for many different reasons; to understand life-changing experiences, to come to terms with physical illnesses, traumas or chronic diagnoses, relationship difficulties, divorce, bereavement or simply to find a space to talk and to understand themselves. 

I am mindful of cultural family pressures and expectations and of the struggles people who come from oppressed backgrounds face. I like to see people finding their real selves again, following their dreams, feeling empowered, regaining lost confidence and striving to reach their potential. 
Quite often the first step is to find a muted or forgotten voice. I want to reach out to those lost voices – including those where only God and angels hear them.  

Here you can find a welcoming space and open dialogue. If I am unable to help you, I will be upfront and refer you on to other capable hands so that your needs will not be overlooked.

I work with individuals online, over the phone and face to face.

CPD & Workshops

  • Online and telephone counselling
  • Helping Recover Mental Health
  • Endings and Saying Goodbyes
  • Domestic Violence
  • Work with  Bereavement and Loss
  • Complex Grief
  • Working with Shame
  • Using Trauma-Informed Grounding Techniques
  • Polyvagal Theory
  • Getting Started
  • Living with Trauma
  • Bereavement Awareness
  • Engaging Service Users
  • Helping Women Move On
  • Identifying Risk & Safety Planning
  • Working with Alcohol and Drug Addiction
  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Working with Children in Therapy
  • Self-Concept in Person Centred Therapy
  • Grief  and Bereavement
  • Children and Loss
  • Art Therapy
  • Existential Therapy


  • Individual Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. 
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (European Qualification framework level 5) 
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies 
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills 
  • BA (Hons) History: (Minors), Sociology and Political Science – 1st Class.