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Sara M Lugard Counselling

A confidential space to explore the thoughts, feelings and challenges in your life

Humanistic Gestalt counselling face-to-face in Hampshire, near Winchester, Chandlers Ford, Romsey, Eastleigh and Southampton, as well as online or telephone.

Welcome, and thank you for visiting Sara M Lugard Counselling.

Hello, my name is Sara. I am a fully qualified Humanistic Gestalt Counsellor based in Hampshire and a registered member of the BACP. I offer individual counselling sessions to adults (18+) either face-to-face, online or telephone.

I believe that human beings just want to be happy and at ease with themselves and their environment - I know I do! Yet there are times when this seems to elude us, causing difficulties in our personal and professional relationships.

Sometimes we are able to resolve these difficulties ourselves or with the support of friends and family. However, for times when this process is not sufficient or possible, the therapeutic relationship counselling offers can be a positive and helpful experience.

Whether you would prefer to work face-to-face, online or on the telephone, being with someone who will listen and hear you without judgement can be therapy in its self.

Making the decision to see a counsellor is a big step to take - but it can be a positive one. For change to happen, something needs to change. Please read on to find out more about how I could help you.

Qualifications and Experience

Diploma (Distinction) in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling, Buckinghamshire New University

Level 4 in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling

RSA Certificate in Counselling

Macmillan Cancer Support Certificate

Certified Counsellor Online and Telephone Counselling

Registered Member of the BACP

DBS Checked

Registered with the Information Commissioner's Office

Fully Insured

I have worked in the voluntary sector with young people's charities and with a local cancer support charity. I am now working in Private Practice.

As a Registered Member of the BACP I am committed to Continual Professional Development. I attend regular training courses and workshops and undertake research to best enhance and support my work with clients. I also attend regular Supervision.

My Location

My counselling room is conveniently located at Lakewood House, 50-52 Hiltingbury Road, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh SO53 5SS, with easy access to the M3 and ample free parking.

I see clients from Winchester, Chandlers Ford, Romsey,

Southampton and Eastleigh.

I also offer remote counselling, either on-line or over telephone and can see clients from across the UK.

Sessions, Fees and Availability

I offer individual counselling sessions to adults and young people 18+, either face-to-face, online or via the telephone. Face-to-face appointments take place from my counselling room in Chandlers Ford and for online or telephone appointments I work from home which allows me to be more flexible regarding appointment times.

I offer daytime and early evening face-to-face, online or telephone appointments on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. For further information about availability please either email or telephone.

Each session is 50 minutes. I work either short term or long term and would suggest a regular weekly appointment.

Each session of 50 minutes is £60.

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent"


What issues can I offer support with?

I have experience of working with clients who have the following issues:



Relationship issues

Those affected by cancer

Divorce and separation

Suicidal thoughts





Work related issues

Low self esteem

Self harm


I am pragmatic and creatively tailor my approach to suit my client.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Counselling?

Counselling offers the opportunity to explore the issues that are affecting you in a safe, confidential space, without fear of judgement. I believe that we are our own experts, as a Counsellor I am not here to tell you what you should do, rather help you explore where you may be struggling or stuck and help you unlock the solution to a happier, more balanced life.

How long and often are the sessions?

Each session lasts 50 minutes and I would suggest that initially a regular weekly appointment be made. This is something we can discuss further during the initial appointment.

How much do the sessions cost?

Each 50 minute appointment costs £60 which can be paid either via BACS or cash on the day.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help. You can also call me on 07500426887 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first.

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