Sabine Gough offers a safe, non-judgemental space for clients to share and explore any challenges, concerns or problems they might be facing in life. Appreciating the importance of clients being heard and understood, she provides a warm, accepting and empathic environment which encourages them to feel safe and at ease. She believes that a relationship based on trust in which the counsellor accepts the client unconditionally can facilitate healing. An important part of her work focusses on helping clients develop self-acceptance and increase their feeling of self-worth as she sees these as the key to mental and emotional wellbeing. She believes that exploration and reflection help clients to develop a better sense of self and become more authentic, which will allow them to live richer and more purposeful lives. As an integrative counsellor Sabine draws on strengths from various modalities, in particular from the person-centred and the psychodynamic approaches. This enables her to tailor her work to the individual needs of the client.
With a background in publishing Sabine understands how people can get out of touch with what they really want out of life in a world of competitive and stressful work environments. Years of practicing yoga have helped her become more mindful and self-aware and have made her reflect on her own priorities in life, which has led to her embarking on a career as a counsellor. She has been working as a befriender for Age Concern, lending a listening ear to elderly, housebound people where she has experienced first-hand how powerful it can be just to be listened to.
Sabine is an integrative counsellor working towards her diploma in therapeutic counselling. She is a member of the BACP and is currently working for The Awareness Centre within the NHS Sutton counselling service.