About me

I began my working life as a teacher, supporting teenagers who were unable to attend mainstream school due to social, emotional and behavioural issues.

In my mid-twenties I began to suffer from frightening physical health issues. My life changed and how I viewed the world changed dramatically within a few months. I decided to continue my training in counselling while I was recovering. I recognised that although my medical issues were physical, my state of mind had a huge impact on how well I recovered.

Up until 2018 I lectured in counselling, training mature students to become qualified counsellors at a large local college. I also studied for a PGCE and gained qualified teacher status during this time. However, I found my lecturing role took up so much time I had little time left to meet with clients. Therefore I decided to focus entirely on client work.

I am now a highly experienced, qualified and BACP Accredited Counsellor and I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework. As well as meeting with clients privately, I am also a counsellor for the Police Federation and I see NHS clients.

Due to my extensive and diverse experience, I have worked with many different people from all walks of life. If your situation feels overwhelming and complicated, rest assured I will work hard to bring you clarity.

I am experienced in working with adults from 18 years old and upwards. I do not offer counselling to young people as I am not specifically trained in this area.

Training, qualifications & experience

This list is not exhaustive, it includes only significant training and events.

Online and Telephone Counselling Certificate - July 2020. 80 hours of lectures, reading and peer discussion.’

Rewind Training - July 2020. Training in the 'Rewind Technique' which can offer closure to people living with trauma and PTSD in a limited time frame.

Trauma Summit - June 2020. An intensive two day schedule of lectures from some of the leading trauma experts from all around the world.

Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision - Awarded March 2020. Leeds Centre for Psychological Development.

BACP Accreditation - Awarded - July 2018. Accreditation is where counsellors who have counselled for 450+ hours can evidence their work and competence by writing a variety of assignments which are assessed by the BACP.

Seeking the Inner Child - September 2017. Rediscovering my own capacity for childish excitement and joy, enabling me to help others find this in themselves.

West Yorkshire Police Federation May 2017 to present. Providing weekly counselling services for Police officers.

NHS Employee Health and Wellbeing at Work May 2017 to present. Providing counselling services for a wide variety of reasons, from bereavement to panic and anxiety.

Lecturer in Counselling Sept 2014 to June 2019. Training adults on accredited counselling courses at a large local college.

Next Chapter Counselling Jan 2014 to present. Counselling individuals on a one to one basis struggling with a wide variety of issues.

Post Graduate Certificate in Education July 2015. Qualified Lecturer status in order to teach Counselling to adults.

Batley Self Help Depression Group Charity Jan 2012-June 2013. Counselling individuals who suffer or have suffered with abuse, trauma and depression.

Diploma in Counselling July 2013. Became a qualified Counsellor.

Certificate in Counselling June 2010.

Art and Design Degree 2003. Photography and Illustration specialism.


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Phone contact 07583 920282


Sally-Anne Armitage

BA(Hons) Dip. Coun. MBACP Accredited. PG.Dip Supervision


I offer face to face, one to one counselling from my home in Morley, near Leeds Centre. I also work remotely using online video and telephone with clients all across England.



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