Sally Jarvis, Qualified Counsellor & Psychotherapist

I’m here to help you during this exceptionally difficult time.

Now we are in this state of what can only be described as ‘shock’ the reality is well and truly kicking in.

Isolating can be very lonely and depressing. Marriages, family issues and all relationships are being put under undue pressure.

We suddenly have TOO MUCH leisure time. Whereas it was a treat it is now an endless unwelcome holiday for many. As human beings we need and like structure, a feeling of purpose. Once these things are taken away it is inevitable that the pack of cards collapses and we feel tremendous stress. This is new territory for us all.

As we know it is more than possible to feel alone yet trapped even when surrounded by people.

31 Danvers Street, Chelsea SW3 5AY



Counselling & Psychotherapy,
1b, 31 Danvers Street, Chelsea
01672 841 019
07831 653 505

What a feeling it is to finally be free from the black cloud that was hanging over me. With Sally’s expert help, I’m now a much more confident person. I’m so glad I picked up the phone when I did.

Elisabeth, Islington

Working with Sally was a real godsend. I was going through a very dark time and Sally managed to bring me round extremely effectively. I could tell from our first chat that we could work things out together, and my life is now firmly back on track. Thanks Sally!

Nick, Knightsbridge


The Unconditional Positive Regard approach

This type of counselling is called PERSON CENTRED THERAPY (PCT). It is important for me that my clients believe that I will not be judging them. We all have baggage, deep feelings, and sensitivities. None of us are perfect!! That is just part of being a human being. There are so many issues we have to face in life and talking to someone in a totally confidential setting can be enormously helpful. I believe kindness, gentleness, encouragement of self-awareness', and a certain amount of good old fashioned common sense helps the process of recovery.

Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

There is a treatment in counselling called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is a structured way of dealing with depression, low self-esteem and a host of other problems. CBT has been medically proven to be enormously helpful to people. I use a combination of CBT and a gentle approach called Person Centred Therapy (PCT), which involves working through the past with a view to finding out if those memories have impacted on the presenting problem.



I have a degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy, my governing body being the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy which has a very strict code of ethics and stringent guidelines which I have to adhere to.

I attend refresher courses and seminars regularly which keep me fully up to date with all the latest research and general information in the counselling world.

NHS & Private Practice

I have worked for the NHS in a hospital setting and for the last 7 years in private practice. I had a private practice in central London for some years before moving to Wiltshire, and now see clients 3 days a week from my home, and 2 days a week in my Harley Street practice.

I attend personal supervision regularly which is also a requirement of my governing body.

General experience

  • Fashion industry – advanced diploma from the London School of Fashion.  I believe our own self image can greatly influence our confidence.  This applies to both Men and Women.  The ageing process can hugely affect the way we think other people judge us.
  • Public relations – I handled accounts in the leisure industry.  I think this helped me condense information into something that becomes easy to access.
  • West End Publishing – I had my own company which was responsible for publishing all the London Theatre Programmes.  That world gave me a huge insight into the various shades of character that make up our world.
  • I’ve raised my own family and feel I’m aware of the difficulties we all face at different stages in our lives.