There is an opportunity to benefit from Empowerments therapeutic counseling service which is delivered in partnership with Blackpool Fulfilling Lives (until 31st March 2021) and Jobs, Friends, and Houses residents.
If you are a volunteer or receive support from the Lived Experience Team, or Peer 4 U and feel you would benefit from one to one Person-Centred Therapy then please speak with your key worker who can confidentially refer you.
This counseling is offered off-site from Empowerment. Sessions available are either face to face, walk, and talk therapy, telephone, or online video sessions.


Tel: 07827 827768
Sarah Thornley
Counsellor – DipCoun

About Sarah

Sarah is a qualified Person Centred Therapist. Sarah has been counselling at Empowerment for the last 12 months with clients that have needed support within their journey with mental health and well-being, alcohol and substance misuse, homelessness and offending behaviour. Sarah continues to volunteer her counselling skills with Trinity Hospice, where she has worked for the last three years with clients with a terminal illness and bereavement support. Prior to this Sarah’s work experience was carried out with Horizon for alcohol and substance misuse, Cruse Bereavement and Lancashire Victim Services with adults suffering domestic abuse.

Sarah is an empathic counsellor and works with her core conditions of unconditional positive regard, congruence, respect and non-judgement to support her clients within their journey. To ensure those she supports, Sarah is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and works within their ethical framework, of standards and good practise. Sarah practises confidential safe sessions so clients can explore their thoughts and feelings privately to gain clarity and acceptance.