Meet Sarah

Well of Being is based on a commitment to the compassionate pursuit of mental wellbeing. Through a basic understanding of human nature, I believe anyone can realise their true resilience, and mental clarity.

I believe my experience working with a wide variety of people with mental health struggles, combined with my own personal transformation from 15 years of struggling to a life of wellbeing and contentment, makes the service I offer at Well of Being so special. My years of expert knowledge combined with a passion for innate health create a uniquely thoughtful and compassionate coaching service.

Sarah Parker - Well of Being

Where it started...

I started my career as a podiatrist and practiced within the NHS before life took some unexpected turns which helped me to see my passion lay in working with people who are experiencing emotional and psychological distress, particularly those experiencing a difficult relationship with food, weight, and size.

I returned to university to qualify as a Relational Counsellor, later gaining accreditation with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

I went on to train as a Counsellor for Depression and Compassion Focused Therapist as well as an EMDR therapist. 

After several years offering therapy to a wide variety of clients including survivors of Rape and Sexual Assault, I have been fortunate to experience many years working in Mental Health teams in the NHS.

Having worked for many years as a therapist in NHS Mental Health Services, most recently a NHS Specialist Eating Disorder Service, I now dedicate my time to clients in my therapy and coaching business, Well of Being.

In more recent years, I have been immensely grateful to have been introduced to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) after learning about the 3 Principles understanding.

Sarah Parker - Counsellor

I have trained in the ACT model with Russ Harris and am a Certified Change Coach and mentor, having trained with Dr Amy Johnson PhD. From this perspective, supported by many years of experience as a therapist, I support clients just like you to move beyond the limitations of their mind and to step into a life that is fuelled by what is meaningful, significant and important to you.

The less formal 'me'...

Hello and welcome. I absolutely love my work and feel privileged to have the opportunity to work alongside so many people rediscovering their resilience and wellbeing.

I live in Castleford, West Yorkshire, with the loves of my life – my partner and our 3 terriers. The dogs are my constant companions and feet warmers when working from home.

I love to be out in the fresh air walking with the dogs or running. I especially love to be in the mountains in our camper van with my feet up listening to the sound of rain!

Having recovered from 15 years of Anorexia Nervosa, I see how precious life and wellbeing is. My own recovery, and an understanding of how humans work, guide me in my coaching and have shown me that anyone has the capacity to experience life differently.

I am blessed with amazing friends and family who I love going to the theatre and eating out with.

I am also partial to a lazy day on the sofa snuggling with the dogs.

Life is for living – right now, in this moment.


Christina BrittainIntuitive Counsellor and Coach, San Diego, CA, USA
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Sarah Parker is an exceptional find. If you have found her, you are very lucky. There are so many practitioners available, yet relatively few that are so profoundly present. And rarer still to find one who is calmly and absolutely SURE that you are whole, right now. She doesn’t just believe that you are healthy and worthy of enormous celebration - she knows it with all of her being. It really is the ground of her reality. She also happens to be kind, gentle, fun and totally authentic! She doesn’t have any need to be anything other than the human she is, which to me is a profound embodiment of our innate “okayness” as we are. I can sense that deep self love and acceptance from her, and by proxy, in myself. Conversations with Sarah bring openness, fresh air and ease. Time with her is such a pleasurable journey of co-discovery. It’s like taking an amazing ride with a dear friend through the country side of yourself.
Jo P
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Coaching with Sarah is like being wrapped in a cosy safe blanket of compassion. Whilst she carefully leads you on the path to your true nature, she makes sure that she meets you in where you are in your experience, so you feel completely heard and understood at all times. Sarah’s energy is so special, she is so kind and gentle and oh so very humorous! I feel completely uplifted at the end of every session. My experience of life has changed in such a dramatic way over the past year, I can clearly see that my habits of people pleasing and taking responsibility for everything led to me living in a constant state of worry. Life was exhausting for me. However, I was lucky enough to stumble across this beautiful understanding. I can’t quite put into words how much Sarah’s coaching has helped me understand who we truly are and the freedom that has given me! I promise you….coaching with Sarah is a gorgeous experience!
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Feeling like I wanted to talk to someone but no idea where to start, my friend recommended I get in touch with Sarah at Well of Being. Very apprehensively I sent an email enquiring, not sure what I was getting into. From the get go, Sarah was the kindest, warmest person you could wish for when you aren’t feeling your best. Just a lovely, honest person to open up to. You feel instantly at ease. I would recommend Sarah the world over, the advice, service and professionalism you receive is second to none, all while feeling like talking to an old friend over coffee.
Amy Johnson, Ph.D.
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Sarah Parker is an incredibly kind, patient, wise coach who sees the health in all people, no matter what they are struggling with; so much so, that talking with her begins to allow you to see and feel your own health and wisdom. Sarah has a laser sharp way of seeing what's behind her clients' suffering. If my own family member was struggling with anorexia or other food issues, I would point them toward Sarah without question. She has a loving way of pointing you back to your own clarity. Have a conversation with her and you will see for yourself!

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