Sally-Anne Armitage

Sally-Anne Armitage

Sally-Anne Armitage

BA(Hons) Dip. Coun. MBACP Accredited. PG.Dip Supervision
Tel 07583 920282

Sally began cultivating an interest in counselling in her early twenties, teaching teenagers who were unable to access mainstream education due to social, emotional and behavioural issues. Gradually this role involved more and more one to one emotional support, which the students desperately needed.

She began training in counselling, initially out of curiosity, but while sat in her level 2 counselling classes, she felt strong sense of being in the right place at the right time.

After qualifying as a counsellor in 2013, she decided to train as a lecturer for adults, knowing she wished to lecture in counselling in the future, to share her passion with others. Having acquired her PGCE she promptly secured a counselling lecturer post. Teaching and sharing experiences with the students is one of the highlights of her career so far.

Gradually as Sally became head of the counselling department,  she found her client work was becoming less and less to make way for her increasing lecturing responsibilities. Sally had begun working as a counsellor for the Police Federation alongside her lecturing and found she was at risk of one or both of the roles suffering due to her working at capacity.

Since 2018 Sally has focussed entirely on her client work and that same year she was awarded her BACP Accreditation.  She continued her studies and gained a PG Dip in supervision in 2020 after two years of practice and study.

Sally now has a busy counselling practice in Leeds UK, seeing police and NHS clients as well as private clients. Sally is currently studying for a Masters in Psychotherapy which she hopes to have completed by July 2021. This will further establish Sally’s specialism as trauma.

She sees supervising, tutoring and counselling in her future and hopes to find more ways to bring people together to share experiences, learn and laugh!