• sarah@empowerpsychotherapy.co.uk
  • Suffolk
  • 07557 052729

Empower Psychotherapy and Counselling


Empower Psychotherapy and Counselling is the private practice of clinical psychotherapist Sarah Hirsh Draper. Sarah’s approach to therapy is based upon collaboration, support, empathy and gentle challenge, through which you can gain greater understanding and insight into your life situation. Working together, you can significantly improve your sense of well-being, empowering you to deal with the difficulties and challenges that you face, facilitating alternative perspectives for your future, and ultimately helping you work towards fulfilment of your life goals. Sarah has a consulting room based in a discrete rural mid Suffolk setting (IP31), easily accessed from Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket and Diss. She also offers video and phone sessions. If you are considering reaching out for therapeutic support, Sarah would welcome a call from you to discuss how therapy might be of help.

How can psychotherapy and counselling help me?

Effective psychotherapy can be transformative, improving well-being and quality of life.  Modern living can be so fast paced and so frenetic that there is little time to reflect upon or adjust to some of life’s realities.  We are bombarded by multimedia messages, projecting greater and greater demands and expectations of what our lives should ‘look like’ and what we should aspire to.  We can be left feeling anxious, isolated, disillusioned and confused about what is important to us and how to achieve fulfilment.  Many of us feel that we are juggling sometimes conflicting elements in our lives and this can feel overwhelming. Psychotherapy - ‘ talking therapy’ - can be a tremendous means of support.



At times in our lives we are hit by a particular event or circumstance, which can throw us into distress, confusion and difficulty.  Sometimes there is no such event but we find ourselves feeling stuck and unable to move forward; something is holding us back ‘getting in the way’ of our happiness and fulfilment. Therapy can help by providing a confidential, safe and non-judgmental place to reflect. Often, the process of being truly listened to and having the time and space to consider and reassess can in itself bring comfort and support, helping us to adjust.  It can also help to unlock whatever aspects of our experience might be contributing to our distress and that feeling of being unable to move forward.  Psychotherapy and counselling - ‘talking therapy’ - brings about more understanding of ourselves in an empowering and meaningful way.  A psychotherapist is trained to help and facilitate a process of understanding yourself better so that you are able to acknowledge and nurture aspects of yourself that are a source of strength and recognise areas that you discover are perhaps less helpful - bringing about new perspectives for the future.  

Sarah’s psychotherapy and counselling practice is able to support clients with a wide range of issues including, but not exclusively:

Bereavement and Loss
Low confidence and self esteem
Relationship Difficulties and Breakdown
Career Challenges and Work Related Difficulties
Fertility and Family Planning
Life Transition and Aging
Psychosexual Issues

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