Sarah Hopton MSc MBACP(Accred.)MNCS (Prof. Accred.) FACCPH Adv. AP

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Director, Psychotherapist & Supervisor

Sarah has experience of working with individuals from a variety of back grounds having worked at hostels & women’s refuges in the local area. She has been working in the field of addiction since 2013 including working as a psychotherapist at Bayberry Clinic, where she also ran the equine facilitated programme. She has been in private practice since 2014 supporting clients with addiction, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, depression, self esteem issues, anger issues, abuse and many more.


A caring and sensitive person, she has personally received counselling and knows first hand how it can help you regain inner peace, ease anxiety, trust and improve your self esteem. She believes that the most important part of any therapy is to build a trusting relationship, where clients can feel safe and secure so they feel able to share their experience in confidence. Her therapeutic approach is integrative, which allows flexibility for the clients needs and she can adapt her approach accordingly. Sarah has specialist training in working with trauma and is currently training with the Complex Trauma Network in Leeds.


Sarah previously worked in blue chip organisations as a Senior Manager and Executive. She understands the stress and pressures of corporate life first hand. She has worked as a coach and mentor. She trained with AT Kearney & Speakers International to deliver change programmes, providing coaching to staff, mentoring graduates and her teams. She offers coaching and mentoring to individuals who are looking to make changes in their lives to reach their goals or future dreams. 


Sarah is a Programme Director for LEAP Equine Limited where she teaches other professionals how to become Equine Facilitated Practitioners, find out more HERE


Sarah's qualifications:

  • Accredited member with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred.)

  • Accredited member with National Counselling Society (MNCS)

  • Advanced Registered Member of Addiction Professionals (Adv. AP)

  • Fellow of Association of Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (FACCPH)

  • Holds a BACP Certificate of Proficiency

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision

  • MSc with Distinction in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • HorseJoy Equine Facilitated Coach

  • LEAP Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist