Welcome

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Hello, I’m Sasha.

I offer psychotherapy and therapeutic life coaching to individuals, couples and groups. I work online via videoconference, and in-person. Supporting my clients through their unique journeys of emotional healing and personal growth, I invite my clients to use their personal power for self-reflection, making sense of difficult situations and experiences, and understanding and dissolving blocks to personal fulfilment.

Psychotherapy & Coaching

My philosophy is that all people are born OK. Life and history inform and help to shape how people see themselves and the outside world. My aim is to help my clients develop their relationship with their self, others and the external world. I believe that early experiences fundamentally inform how people initially make meaning of their lives. I invite my clients to use their personal power to create emotional healing, change, and personal growth.

Before training as a psychotherapist, I spent 10 years as a commercial lawyer. I am also a musician and calligrapher. My immersion in the legal and creative fields inform my therapeutic style, which is gently and humorously up-front. I invite my clients to be kind to themselves and to tap into their own creativity.

Training & Professional Accreditation

My theoretical approach is Humanistic and Integrative. I have completed a 4-year Advanced Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (UK level 7 (masters), Irish equivalent level 9). My core training is accredited by the United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis, a training organisation within the UKCP’s Humanistic and Integrative College. I have also completed a Certificate Course in Jungian Studies.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a certified Mental Health First Aider, and a certified ASIST responder. My client work has spanned the charity, voluntary and education sectors over the last eight years. I have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds, who were experiencing a wide range of issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Domestic abuse
  • Emigration and cultural difference
  • Family carers
  • Feeling stuck
  • Fertility challenges
  • Long-term illness and chronic pain
  • Loss
  • Low self esteem
  • Menopause
  • Relationship challenges
  • Sexual identity and sexual orientation
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Get In Touch

My office is in Roosky, Co. Roscommon, between Carrick-on-Shannon and Longford Town. You can call me on +35389 601 4479 (IE), or +447849 811 358 (UK), or email me at therapywithsasha@gmail.com to find out more or to book an appointment.

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Support Group

Holding Space is a therapeutic support group for family carers in Carrick-on-Shannon, Longford Town and surrounds

The ethos behind Holding Space follows the well-known aeroplane safety announcement that you should put on your own oxygen mask before helping others. Family carers often forget or forego their own self-care. It is my intention to create and hold a safe, confidential and non-judgmental therapeutic space for family carers where your emotional and psychological wellbeing comes first. Unlike peer-led support groups, Holding Space is facilitated by a highly trained Psychotherapist. The many benefits for you include:

  • a space for you to be seen and heard
  • a sense of community and shared experience
  • emotional healing
  • personal growth
  • introductory psychological education
  • giving you more head space and emotional resilience in your caring role
  • creating opportunity for positive change in your wider life
  • professional psychological input and emotional support
  • more affordable than individual therapy


I have combined my training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, experience providing therapy for adult carers in a charity setting, and personal experience as a young carer and family carer, to create this programme of therapeutic support and fun exercise-based psychological education. Don’t worry, there’s no homework or tests, and you don’t have to take notes. Summary handouts are available at the end of each session and a reading list is available on request.

Is Holding Space for you?

If you give any of the following support to a loved one, friend or neighbour …

  • around the clock care
  • assist personal hygiene
  • assist cleaning and/or housekeeping
  • prepare meals and/or help with shopping
  • stay with someone who is vulnerable, or have them stay with you
  • escort someone to appointments

then yes, you are a family carer and welcome to join Holding Space.

Group numbers are limited to 8. Once a group is filled, the same people will meet once each week. Having closed groups helps to build trust and rapport between members, and the continuity helps to foster more of a sense of community. There is a waiting list in place, so that a new group can start once enough people have expressed interest.

We follow a term time only schedule, from September to July (40 weeks). Group sessions are held weekly for 90 minutes, and take place on a weekday morning starting at 10:30am. Refreshments are provided The cost is €1,200 for the year, and you can pay in monthly or quarterly instalments. From Septepmer 2022, we will be meeting at The Roosky Centre, Main Street, Roosky (R371).

Get the support you need and deserve.

If you are interested in joining Holding Space, please email me at therapywithsasha@gmail.com to arrange your free 30-minute consultation. We will discuss your current therapeutic and support needs, the structure of Holding Space sessions, and logistics, to see if Holding Space might be the right fit for you.

You can’t pour from an empty cup. Join Holding Space for a refill.

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Session Info & Contact

Initial consultation

A free 30-minute zoom call where we can get to know a bit about each other, discuss your reasons for seeking therapeutic support, and answer any preliminary questions you might have.

Session fees

Individual: 60 minutes; £60 / €60 per session weekly.

Couple: 90 minutes; £90 / €90 per session weekly.

Holding Space group: 90 minutes; €1,200 per school year (40 weeks at €30/week payable in instalments)

Location

My office is in Roosky, Co. Roscommon, between Carrick-on-Shannon and Longford Town. I work in-person and online. You can call or email me to find out more and book an appointment.

IE: +353 89 601 4479

UK: +44 7849 811358

email: therapywithsasha@gmail.com

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Testimonials

I would like to thank Sasha for making this experience so beneficial to my life. I felt seen and understood. I really felt that our therapy sessions were a safe space for me to be open and honest. Sasha was very attentive, warm, comforting and patient with me. Her coaching skills are excellent and I’ll continue to use them in my daily life. I truly feel like a better version of myself is finally coming to the surface. Thank you so much for helping me discover myself”.

~ JG.

“I have tried therapy briefly a couple of times and this is the first time I really felt I had real therapy. Sasha has a great energy and made me feel safe and comfortable from the start. She is also very practical, intuitive, encouraging and insightful, and was able to hone in and identify issues that I wasn’t always able to articulate. Sasha made it make sense, when I wasn’t able to – there were many ah ha moments! And I love how she just let me talk and lend her compassionate ear. My path is now a lot more clear, and I’m excited for the future!”

~ AS.

Sasha is so tuned in, very quickly understood my issues, knows how to get me to get the best out of myself. Simply brilliant at what she does! Would recommend her to anyone who needs support. Thank you so much Sasha for helping me on my journey!

~ AC.

“Therapy has changed my life, I feel closer to the person I always knew I could be because of the conversations I have had with Sasha. Only sign up with Sasha if you are ready to be unapologetically honest with yourself and sometimes those truths will sting believe me. Once it passes the world seems brighter, life is lighter and goals/dreams seem more easily achievable. You know that quote ‘the only thing stopping you is you…’ – well Sasha helped me work out what experiences & traits within me have been stopping me.
Therapy sessions with Sasha made me realise I hadn’t put to bed wounds over 20 years old. I didn’t realise I hadn’t fully acknowledged or felt the pain of my own experiences. She taught me how to deal with this and then truly move through it.”

~ NR.

“Our sessions with Sasha has been a great way to explore our relationship and to understand how each other thinks which has improved our relationship. The sessions were very open and Sasha was good at picking up words or comments that I thought were ‘off the cuff’ remarks and drilling down into the detail as it became apparent they had more meaning then we’d realised!”

~ G. & D.

“Sasha has guided me though an incredibly difficult personal journey of understanding and realisation. She has shown me the meaning and importance of self care. 5 months ago I found myself in a very emotionally stuck and painful place.
I didn’t think I could actually be where I am now, but I have slowly found my own way of seeing differently which has had a profound effect on day to day life, situations and relationships. I feel strong but with a calm and peaceful approach to my life. My strength has come from the conscious ability I now have to let go of all that no longer needs to cause me pain.
The word ‘ending’ used to terrify me, associating it with a past trauma, now the saying the word ending means it allows a beginning. This sounds cliched but utterly true – a warm a glowing lightness has replaced the hard unforgiving darkness I had previous to my sessions with Sasha. I can’t recommend her enough, thank you for helping me help myself.

~ AH