April 9th 2022

Sarah is still working face to face and with the screens to protect us both. The screens will be removed in due course but as the covid figures are still very high, it seems prudent to keep them in place for the time being. Hand sanitiser is still available and face masks if required.


An opportunity to have therapy outside the room. This will be in a beautiful private woodland west of Ashford. There will be limited space and the fees and contract will remain the same.

The mental health benefits of being in a natural environment are countless and this opportunity will be ideal for those who find sitting in a closed space facing the therapist difficult. We will be doing the therapy side by side as we walk. If this is you, keep checking in for the start date to register your interest. Call 07982899554/sarah@talkroom.uk or sarahdavies@counsellor.com for more details.

Update May 2021-some recent statistics on the effectiveness of counselling generally and the effects that the pandemic has had on peoples' mental health. COUNSELLING REALLY HELPS TO GET YOU BACK ON TRACK, PLEASE CALL/EMAIL SARAH on 07982899554/sarahdavies@counsellor.com for more details.

A February survey conducted by YouGov. PLC found the following. This was from a sample of 6305 adults.

Counselling changes lives

85% agree that it is a good idea to seek counselling or psychotherapy for a problem before it gets out of hand.

73% agree people might be happier if they talked to a counsellor or psychotherapist about their problems.

65% agree that it is better for people to talk to someone about a problem rather than to take medication.

85% agree that it is important that counselling or psychotherapy should be accessible to everyone who wants it.

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on mental health

75% say their mental health has been negatively impacted by the pandemic.

The top three reasons for the pandemic having a negative impact on their mental health are …

61% being separated from or unable to see friends, family or romantic partners
56% anxiety or concern about friends or family members catching coronavirus
48% feeling isolated

74% say the coronavirus pandemic has made them more conscious of their own mental health.

82% say it has made them more conscious of the mental health of their family and friends.

69% say that mental health should be a priority in the recovery from the pandemic.