Here is a Short Profile of each of our counsellors and a map showing their primary location.

Fiona Ballantine Dykes

BACP Senior Accredited Registered Counsellor with over 20 years’ experience as a therapist and supervisor in health care settings and in private practice. Qualifications: MA Counselling and Psychotherapy, Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, post-qualifying certificate in Time-Limited Therapy and Diploma in Counselling Supervision.

I work with individuals within a humanistic integrative model of counselling in both short term and long term work tailored to meet individual needs. My experience includes the range of issues that people struggle with in life eg. relationship difficulties, loss, depression, self-harm, sexual abuse, stress, anxiety and low self-esteem. I offer a non-judgemental safe space to explore and work on concerns and difficulties whatever your background, culture, beliefs or sexual orientation.

I have also been involved in the training, supervision and assessment of counsellors for many years in various professional roles. My practice is in Coombe Bissett, 4 miles from Salisbury city centre and in Cherry Orchard Lane, Salisbury, SP2 7LD.

Email: fionabd1@btinternet.com
Tel or Text: 07796 263846

Sarah Pestell

BA (Hons) (Psychology) Advanced Diploma Counselling. Accredited Member BACP. BICA member

I am an experienced counsellor, psychotherapist, and registered nurse. I have worked for many years within the caring professions. I initially worked in GP surgeries and currently work in an NHS clinical psychology department, a licensed fertility centre and private practice. I also run a counselling service for an organisation.

I am qualified to work with individuals and couples using a number of different therapies including psychodynamic, CBT, person centred, relationship counselling, systemic approaches and mindfulness. These therapies are tailored to the individual needs of the client/clients.

Some of my work specialises looking after those who experience long term health conditions such as cancer, and working with women and families where there is birth trauma, fear of birth (Tochophobia) and pregnancy loss.

Therapy can be long and short term and is for people experiencing emotional and relationship difficulties, trauma and reducing distress, enabling individuals to engage in a more fulfilling life. Consultations can be held via Zoom and in person based in the Pewsey Vale.

I am accredited with BACP and registered with BICA.

Email: sarah.counselling@btconnect.com
Tel or Text: 07887 615181

Naomi Piner

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and a professional accredited member of the National Counselling Society. I can help if you are looking for friendly, professional support to help you through difficult times.

I am a qualified, experienced counsellor. I work with a range of difficulties including anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement and helping cope with disability or chronic illness like cancer, long covid, post-viral fatigue, asthma, diabetes, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome/ME. I give you time and space to explore your situation, looking at what unconscious patterns influence your thinking, feeling and behaviour. Together we will explore; looking at what is working well for you and what you’d like to change.

A warm, friendly welcome waits for you if you choose to make the first step. I’m currently offering online and phone counselling. Your first session could take place within a few days of you contacting me.

www.acceptcounselling.com

Email: naomi@acceptcounselling.com
Tel or Text: 07493 142149

Carol Southall

I am an experienced counsellor and supervisor, registered and accredited with BACP. I specialise in working with young people (aged 16 and over) who are facing difficult situations. I also work with adults who may be facing issues which affect their family and would like some support in working through these difficulties.

My approach is flexible and collaborative; together we will look at what is affecting you and how counselling could help. You may want to use counselling to express your feelings, to learn practical skills to help you manage difficult situations, or a combination of both. I have experience of working in short-term therapy where we can focus on a specific issue and long-term therapy where we can explore your concerns in greater depth.

I also have a particular interest in autism and neurodiversity. I have extensive personal and professional experience of Asperger’s Syndrome which I use to provide counselling and support for individuals and families living with these conditions.

My qualifications include Diplomas in Humanistic Counselling, Counselling Online and Counselling Supervision; BSc in CBT Approaches; and Certificate in Counselling Young People. I am currently researching autism at Master’s level.

Carol is not currently taking on clients.

Email: csouthallcounselling@gmail.com
Tel or Text: 07938 767756

Fiona Ballantine Dykes

Email: fionabd1@btinternet.com
Tel or Text: 07796 263846

Sarah Pestell

Email: sarah.counselling@btconnect.com
Tel or Text: 07887 615181

Naomi Piner

Email: naomi@acceptcounselling.com
Tel or Text: 07493 142149

Carol Southall

Email: csouthallcounselling@gmail.com
Tel or Text: 07938 767756

Counsellors & Psychotherapists

We are a group of fully qualified counsellors and psychotherapists who have many years’ experience of working in private practice, organisations, employee assistance programmes, hospitals, schools, colleges and universities and for the NHS in GP surgeries.

Our counsellors work with a variety of approaches. If you are unsure about the different kinds of therapy and what would best suit your needs, or which therapist to choose then please get in touch and we will be happy to discuss these concerns with you.

Counsellors and Psychotherapists are registered and accredited with a recognised professional body including:

  • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • British Psychanalytic Council (BPC)
  • British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC)
  • National Counselling Society (NCS)

Sarum Counselling is an organisational member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and all members practise in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.