Welcome to Guiding Hand Counselling

We offer adult and young people’s counselling, aged between 9 to 80 years + within Durham City, in addition to providing online and telephone counselling.

Guiding Hand Counselling is led by Sarah Foster BA (Hons) (MBACP) who is registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and Counselling Children and Young People (CCYP). This means that you can be assured that the service you receive is delivered by a qualified counsellor who adheres and works within strict ethical codes of practice. Sarah has been practicing as a counsellor since 2009.

Over the years Sarah has developed a particular interest in working with people who are struggling with relationship problems and associated anxiety, stress and life crises. Relationship problems can be either with, a partner, friend, family member or work college or relationships in general. She’s passionate about helping people improve their relationships and change the way people relate to each other, to become more emotionally open and attuned to each other.  Ultimately, she has found that problems experienced (anxiety, stress, panic, depression) seem to lesson once people start having better relationships, not just with their partner but with friends and family

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step” 
Lae Tse

“Have patience with all things, but first with yourself” 
St. Francis de Sales



We will shortly be offering workshops. Check back here for more details later.

Face to Face Adult Counselling

We offer one-to-one short and longer term counselling in a confidential and safe place

Young Persons Counselling

At times young people can experience problems within their lives, causing them to worry or even withdraw from normal activities

Online Counselling

Instant chat counselling allows you to interact and respond immediately via online text messenger

Telephone Counselling

Telephone Counselling is just like having a face-to-face counselling session except you’re talking to a trained counsellor over the phone