The Grove Counselling & Psychotherapy practice is home to a number of BACP registered practitioners who have been trained in the UK’s most respected Counselling Institutions. Between us we have many years’ experience in the NHS, Private, Business and Charitable sectors.

Sara Crawshaw
Director / Counsellor & Psychotherapist / MBACP (194090)

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Sara Crawshaw


Counsellor & Psychotherapist

MBACP (194090)

Sara is the Director of The Grove Therapy Practice, an experienced individual and couples therapist with a specific interest and experience in generalised anxiety. Fundamental to her practice is the relationship between the client and the counsellor and therefore she endeavours to cultivate a supportive, non-judgemental and empathic relationship. She works in a direct way and is not a therapist who will sit with you in silence. Her approach is integrative which means her work draws on different theoretical orientations and styles and she is therefore able to tailor her approach to each individual’s specific needs.

Types of Counselling offered

As the Director of The Grove Therapy Practice Sara runs her own highly successful Private Practice working with adults, couples and Young people age 11+. She also works for the NHS running a GP Surgery Counselling service. She previously worked for Bradford Counselling Service, Samaritans and was a Child Mentor for
Mosaic. She also developed and managed the BIG lottery funded ‘Family Survival Project’. Before a change in career Sara worked in the corporate industry and therefore understands the pressures facing those who work in both business and corporate environments.

She regularly attends both Clinical and Peer supervision and is also a member of a Continuing Professional Development group.


Dip He Counselling & Psychotherapy in the Community

Dip He Therapeutic Counselling & Psychotherapy

Certificate in Couples Counselling

Certificate in Counselling Skills

Transactional Analysis (TA101)

Certificate in Mindfulness

Certificate in CBT

Recent Training Days

Dissociation & Child Sexual Abuse

Working with Bereaved clients

Treating Intrusive thoughts

Working with Addiction

Mental Health Awareness

Working with vulnerable adults

Working with Dissociation

Tel: 07920 704629

Marie Varney
Counsellor & Psychotherapist / MBACP (106638)

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Marie Varney
Counsellor & Psychotherapist
MBACP (106638)

Marie is an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist working with a wide range of issues. She believes that the key to successful therapy is the quality of the relationship between counsellor and client, and therefore aims to offer a safe and supportive relationship, to help you work through any difficult issues or events that you may currently be experiencing.
She is a relationally-trained counsellor and psychotherapist, which means she can help you to explore past and current relationships or life events which may affect how you are feeling in the here and now. She is also an ‘integrative’ therapist; this means that she combines elements from more than one theoretical approach. She is therefore able to be flexible and responsive in offering a way of working that meets your needs.
Issues Marie works with include: relationship difficulties, bereavement, family issues/conflict, parenting concerns, work-related stress,anxiety, low mood and depression, health concerns, sexual violence and abuse 

Types of Counselling offered

Marie currently runs a successful Private Practice  working with adults and Young people age 16+. She also worked as an Associate Counsellor in a staff and student counselling service within a Further Education college and also worked for many years with Cruse Bereavement Care. Prior to becoming a therapist Marie worked for many years in the voluntary sector developing and managing peer mentoring programmes working collaboratively with schools and networks across the UK.


She attends regular training and is a member of a Continuing Professional Development group to ensure that her practice continues to evolve and develop. She also receives regular clinical supervision.


PG Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy

PG Certificate in Counselling, Salford University

Certificate in Bereavement Awareness

Certificate in Mental Health Awareness

Recent Training Days

Trauma Dissociation & Recovery

Working with Domestic Abuse & Violence

Complex Trauma Work (Stage 1)

Counselling clients on the Autistic Spectrum


Fees: £45 per session
Tel: 07375 111776

Sue Baker
Counsellor & Psychotherapist / MBACP (604184)

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Sue Baker

Counsellor & Psychotherapist

MBACP (604184)

Sue trained as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist and has knowledge of many theories of psychotherapy. She draws from a variety of models which enables her to work with you in a style that meets your needs and preference. Sue offers a secure, confidential space in which a trusting relationship can be built, enabling you to explore your difficulties or problems and find new ways of relating to them and move forward in life.
For many years Sue worked for the NHS in a variety of capacities working with those who had experienced major trauma and in the community with families and children. As well as private practice Sue also works in the charitable sector working with The Family Survival Project, helping families and individuals develop coping strategies and life skills. She has also worked with Bradford Bereavement Service for the past 2 years.

Types of Counselling offered

Sue works with people experiencing a wide variety of difficulties from anxiety and depression, bereavement, traumatic experiences and family or work related issues. She offers individual therapy with adults and young people age 16+ Sue is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abides by their code of ethics and conduct. As such she is required to attend regular supervision of her practice and commit to ongoing personal and professional development.


PG Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy

TA101 in Transactional Analysis

Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Certificate in Mindfulness Practice

BSc Hons Community Practice

Certificate in Community Development


Recent Training Days

Working with Creative Mediums in Therapy

Working with Suicide Ideation

Treating Intrusive thoughts

Domestic Abuse

Safeguarding Vulnerable adults



Lisa Haggart
Counsellor & Psychotherapist BABCP (101006)

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Lisa Haggart

Counsellor & Psychotherapist

BABCP (101006)


Previous counselling and work experience:

I am a Registered nurse in general nursing and mental health nursing. I have worked in mental health however for the past 26 years. I have worked with the full range of mental health difficulties, from very mild problems such as stress related issues, through to severe mental health problems such as Schizophrenia and Bipolar affective disorder. All of my previous experience has been with the NHS who I continue to work for.


Even after working for so long in mental health, I never cease to be amazed and interested in the people that I meet and work with. Everyone is so unique, and everyone has a different story to tell,
but equally, we often all share very similar difficulties and insecurities.


I receive regular clinical supervision, which is a requirement of the BABCP- this keeps my practice evidence based, professional, and safe.


Types of Counselling offered

I am a fully accredited CBT Therapist, an evidence based therapy for people with a wide range of mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD and any many other difficulties. My first task is to work with you to understand the full nature of your difficulties. We establish the types of thoughts you are having, the way you are feeling and also look at any unhelpful coping strategies that you may be engaging in. We look at why or how the problem started in the first instance, but also, and perhaps more importantly what is keeping the problem going for you in the present.


We can then start to look at using evidence based interventions to improve the way you are thinking and feeling. CBT is a very interactive and proactive therapy- it means that we agree things for you to do in between sessions- this may be doing some reading for example, or it may be putting into practice the things we have spoken about in session. It is a short term therapy, sessions are held weekly where possible, and can be between 6 to 20 sessions. An average is probably 8-10 sessions.

I also use Compassion Focused Therapy which is particularly helpful for those clients with high levels of shame. I also offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) an evidence based therapy (recommended by the NICE guidelines) for treatment of trauma primarily. This can be early traumatic experiences or more recent trauma and involves the use of rapid eye movements or the
use of alternating buzzers which help the brain to process old memories. If you imagine a filing cabinet- when a trauma happens, some of the memories are filed away in the wrong place, and some of those memories spill out into daily life, rather than being neatly filed away. EMDR tries to tidy up the filing cabinet and file the memories away neatly, so they no longer affect your day to day life. EMDR sessions can last up to 90 minutes, but also many people may need less sessions with this therapy.




Registered General Nurse- 1986

Registered Mental Health Nurse- 1994

Certificate in Counselling Skills- 1995

Diploma in Community Nursing – 1999

PG Dip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2011

EMDR – (EMDR Masterclass)- 2016


Additional Training

Clinical Supervision – 2012

Compassion Focussed Therapy – 2014

Other training events attended on specific subjects inc :

Trauma, OCD, BABCP conferences attended regularly



Tel: 07702 372586

Anthony Pegram
Counsellor & Psychotherapist MBACP (awaiting)

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Anthony Pegram

Counsellor & Psychotherapist

MBACP (awaiting)

Antony is a BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist practicing mainly in Person Centred and Psychodynamic Therapies as well as incorporating relaxation and mindfulness techniques in his work. Anthony has over 13 years’ experience of working with adults and he has trained in bereavement therapy as well as in couple counselling and LGBT issues including sexual identity and sexual abuse.
Anthony is a warm, open, approachable person who believes passionately that talking therapy gives you a place to explore your problems and to begin to change whatever is troubling you by helping you gain clarity whilst developing potential coping strategies. He understands that deciding to begin your counselling journey can be a difficult step. He will offer you a confidential and non-judgmental environment to explore current difficulties that might be troubling you working at your pace to explore your thoughts and feelings which may have been hidden for years. He offers short and long term therapy depending on your needs.
Antony treats the client as the expert in their own lives and aim to create a caring, supportive counselling relationship that brings about positive change.

Types of Counselling offered

Anthony trained in the Person Centred Psychodynamic approach and has developed other theoretical approaches during his development as a therapist.
He works with individuals, couples and EAP’s
Fees £45 individual / £55 couples


Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
PODS sexual abuse and trauma training
Certificate in couples counselling
Trained with CRUSE on loss and bereavement issues
2010 BACP Accreditation status


Recent Training Days

MESMAC working with people who identify as Gay, Bi Sexual, Transgender and Non-Binary.
Trauma and its affects and recovery

Anthony attends regular training days and is a member of a CPD group. He also has regular monthly


Tel: 07907120305