Cave Hiker

Counselling, Therapeutic Arts, Training and Mindfulness for adults, families and children



Sarah (SJ) Bolton-Locke

Dip.Couns, MBACP 

Welcome, I am a qualified Counsellor, therapeutically supporting adults, families, and children's mental health and wellbeing in Gloucestershire.  


A Space 2 Be is a private practice in Cheltenham, and is based at Essential Space in the heart of Cheltenham town centre.  I also offer both home and off-site visits, this includes local schools and organisations. 


I aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment to either seek support in counselling, mindfulness, creative expression, therapeutic training, mental health support.  Additionally, I have further training and experience in working with GSRD therapy clients of diverse genders, sexualities, identities, relationships, lifestyles & practices, offering non-judgemental, and affirming support. 


In present times, I am supporting people to manage their stress and anxiety, coping with the effects of the global pandemic, Covid 19, and am seeing people both face to face and in online sessions. 


I am a co-director for Creative Change Makers, which is a community interest business, offering therapeutic and practical support and mental health courses that encourage creative wellness for residents of Gloucestershire.  

If you are an organisation and wish to download a pdf document that includes all of what I offer please click here: 



Full details of all therapeutic interventions 


Training, Therapeutic Services and Support 

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A Space 2 be blog / Thoughts & Resources 

What people say 

Amanda, School Support

Sarah brings calm energy that has made the children  feel very relaxed, she  has really supported a family through a traumatic time  and helped the children come to terms with the changes 

Lottie, Adult Counselling

I have been working with Sarah for just under a year, she has supported me to take steps that I didn't think were possible, my confidence has really grown in this time 

Tim, LGBTQ Counselling

I needed someone to talk to that wouldn't judge me.  Sarah gave me a space to express how I fell about my gender and this has helped me make sense of my feelings  and just be me

Get In Touch / 07900621217

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