Sarah Casamassima MA, BA (Hons) Accredited member of the BACP

Accredited Psychotherapeutic therapist and clinical supervisor.

Providing integrative therapy for adults, children and young people.

Hi i’m Sarah Casamassima

I am an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor located in Leeds. I have a therapy room located in Headingly near the Leeds Beckett campus which does have wheelchair access. I aim to provide a friendly and understanding environment for individuals, in one-to-one sessions which I offer face to face via zoom and by phone. I work with adults, young people and children (from 7+ years). These can be scheduled at a convenient time for you (depending on availability) and adhering to the BACP code of ethics so that clients can feel safe enough in order to truly focus on what their needs are.

I have found that people come for counselling or psychotherapy for many reasons. Sometimes problems and situations require professional help to resolve them, some people find they’re having difficulty coping, others want to use counselling for personal development. Whatever the reason, I am here to support you, and help you to find your own solutions. The counselling relationship can offer the space to talk through issues, explore situations and feelings without feeling judged.

I provide a safe, supportive & confidential environment, in which to explore problems which can enable you, the client, to gain a better understanding of your difficulties. I am a warm and empathetic therapist which helps me to build strong therapeutic relationships and this helps me to connect with clients problems. This can help clients to build confidence and improve their ability to cope in a more informed way.

I am a BUPA recognised therapist and sessions can be accessed through your health care insurance.

 

My Approach

I am an integrative therapist who aims to facilitate sessions to fit your needs by using different styles of therapy that could be most helpful for you. Every client is different and I believe that by working intergratively enables the sessions to be as unique as you and your needs are. With my experience of working with a diverse range of issues my approach has become integrated and varied, drawing upon a variety of theoretical models, tailored to suit the individual needs of the client. 

I am passionate about working with clients to provide a safe empathic and non-judgemental space to talk through and process their emotions and past experiences that can bring about positive change. 

I have been working in counselling for six years with specific experience with anxiety, depression, bereavement, and trauma. I work with adults and young people in an integrative way and have undertaken training in both cbt and solution focused therapy which combined with my previous training in person centered, systemic, psychodynamic and humanistic means that I can adapt to my client’s need. I am able to provide both long and short term work depending on what is appropriate and needed by the client.

I have also have extensive experience with working with children and young people within school settings, face to face and via zoom (7+ years) as I am passionate about early intervention and the benefits of counselling from an early age.

It’s important to find a therapist that’s a good fit. Let’s chat!

Once an enquiry has been submitted I aim to get in touch as soon as possible and offer a quick chat at a time that is convenient to us both to see what your initial needs are and if we could be a good fit for working together – and is free of charge.

My Background

I’m professionally qualified to a Master’s level and registered with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). 

I chose counselling as a career after receiving counselling myself following an unexpected health issue in my life. This has helped me to understand the process from a client’s point of view as well as wanting to be able to provide that support for others.

There are numerous advantages of accessing counselling and are as wide-ranging as they are long-lasting. Offering a range of benefits, counselling can bring a sense of clarity to the mind and an improved sense of direction too. In the long term, counselling can help to build resilience, help to organise your thoughts and feelings as well as work through past trauma reduce anxiety and support through the grief and bereavement process.