Offering a range of therapy and counselling services
the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park
Hello, my name is Sarah. I trained as a
Shiatsu practitioner at the British School
of Shiatsu-Do in London (ratified by the
Shiatsu Society), and as a Reflexologist at
the Bayly School of Reflexology in
Worcestershire (ratified by the British
I am delighted to be one of the founder
members of The Healing Collective. My aim in
this venture is to help bring complementary
healing and healthcare to all (local and
visitor alike), and to empower people to be
involved in the furthering of their own
fitness and well-being.
I have always been fascinated by life and
been curious to understand who I really am.
My father was a vicar and my mother a nurse
which has deeply inspired me to want to help
people too. This desire has led me over many
years to read a lot of books and attend
courses on everything from meditation to
mindfulness. My journey also led me to spend
a year living in community on the tiny
Hebridean Isle of Erraid, off the south west
coast of Mull and near to Iona.
I now offer some of the most effective
complementary therapies that really worked
for me. I have used Bach Remedies for over
40 years; started working with Reiki in
2006; spent time training with the Openhand
Foundation to be a facilitator; and have
Freedom Techniques to be an extraordinarily
powerful counselling tool and self-help
Having found strategies to cope better with
lifes challenges, I hope I can help people
discover their own.
My primary training was in Psychiatric
Nursing and I have worked in the field of
health, care and well-being for 29 years. My
emphasis has been on natural ways to support
people in finding relief from pain, trauma,
illness and distress. I completed
Craniosacral practitioner training in 2014
with Franklyn Sills of the Karuna Institute.
I am a member of The Craniosacral Therapy
Assocation and subject to their strict code
of conduct and CPD requirements, and I
participate in ongoing clinical supervision.
I spent several years in a Buddhist
monastery, volunteering as a head cook to
provide healthy and nourishing food for a
community of 25-70 people, and developing a
meditation and mindfulness practice which
continues to enhance and inform my personal
and professional life.
I love walking, gardening, qigong, painting,
poetry and cooking. I have sailed a 38 foot
ketch in the Mediterranean and Black Sea,
and in the rivers of Romania and the
Ukraine, but these days I prefer to have
both feet on the ground!!
I have always been interested in science
and nature and discovering more about
the cycles and patterns that surround us
and sustain life. I am passionate about
healthy and sustainable living and I
hope to be able to empower others in
their own understanding and use of
I studied a 4-year course at the North
West College of Homeopathy, and continue
my personal and professional development
with regular supervision, seminars and
study groups. I also enjoy volunteering
with the Travelling Homeopath’s
Collective. I am a full member of The
Society of Homeopaths, abiding by their
code of ethics and practice.
I enjoy spending time outdoors with my
family, dog, hens and sheep. Other
interests include creative projects,
music and yoga.
I studied my Diploma in Psychotherapeutic
Counselling (DPC) with Northern Guild. I
have recently moved to
beautiful Wensleydale. I can offer
integrative counselling services for those
experiencing situations such as
depression, anxiety, sadness, stress, anger,
low self confidence/self esteem, bereavement
and grief. I volunteer as a bereavement
counsellor with Herriot Hospice, and I also
take clients in an NHS setting. I have
been trained by ACAS in workplace mediation.
I enjoy walking with the dog, scuba diving
and also volunteer for the National Trust in
my spare time.
The Healing Collective is normally open from 9am – 5pm.
We appreciate that these times might not be possible for some people, so evening
and weekend appointments are also available.
to our free drop in sessions
Once a month, we offer a drop in session giving you the opportunity to meet the
therapists and experience a taster session. We make no charge on these days, but
if you can afford to make a donation, however small, it helps us to offer
reduced rate sessions to people who would not otherwise be able to afford it. So
if you are on a low income, please do not be put off contacting us.
Drop in sessions. All run from 10am – 4pm.
Saturday 4 February
Saturday 4 March
Saturday 2 April
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We have a
non-judgemental attitude, are professionally
trained and regulated to give caring,
nurturing support as part of your own
healthier lifestyle, helping you to be at
peace with yourself.