Sara Pauley MBACP Humanistic Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Sara Pauley MBACP               Humanistic Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Wanstead
London
E11

Stratford
London
E15

07968 077898

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Wanstead
London
E11

Stratford
London
E15

07968 077898

About me

I have both evening and daytime appointments available and provide a place where you can explore your feelings, thoughts and experience. I am a humanistic therapist with over 15 years of experience working in London. I work with a focus on the relationship with myself and the client, acknowledging that the client is the expert on themselves.   
My training is integrative and my work reflects and is influenced by Gestalt, T.A. and Formative psychology.


Counselling and Psychotherapy are linked and similar, I am trained in both.

Counselling is often described as a type of talking help for particular issues and support is given with a focus of working within a time limited framework; it is sometimes viewed as short term support.

Psychotherapy is also concerned with issues, however as a psychotherapist I view my role as working with the whole person, how they experience themselves and who they are in the world. I am interested in and work with behaviour, actions, thoughts and attitudes, and our emotional self.
One person experiencing depression may feel 'stuck' or 'shut down' and have difficulty coping with everyday responsibilities. Whereas another person describing depression may be experiencing anxiety, and feelings of being overwhelmed which they are struggling to manage in a life that is busy. One individual's pace and journey of exploration can be very different to another’s, therefore psychotherapy is open ended and can continue for as long as the client desires it.

As a humanistic therapist I am interested in each persons uniqueness and seek to get to know and understand his/her story and their process. I do this through engaging with dialogue, and developing a working alliance so that we can explore together the issues that you bring.
Our history is connected to who we are today; working with difficulties from our past with a view to how they impact our current life we can transform our relationship to these experiences by forming a new perspective. Facing hurtful or painful experiences often takes courage and therapy can provide a safe and confidential place where you can take risks with someone beside you.

We form ourselves and shape our lives in our individual way and therefore I value difference and work in many different ways. The theory and practice of gestalt therapy and formative psychology inform my work. I have an integrated approach to my work and seek ways of working that will best support each unique client. I bring qualities of compassion, empathy and care to my work and my clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and BACP registered humanistic psychotherapist


My training, supervision and ongoing professional development is at Spectrum, a UKCP accredited centre for humanistic psychology


I have been working as a therapist since 1999. For several years I worked with adolescents and their families in a school setting. For four years I worked with adults who are violent, facilitating a programme that offered individual and group work. In 2004 I started working in private practice with individuals, and in recent years have expanded my work to include couple and family work.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relationship with self
Personal development
Couples work

Fees

My fee is £60 for individuals and £70 for couples.
I work for a 1 hour session and initially on a weekly basis.

I do offer limited spaces for those on low income and will negotiate my fee.

Further information

I am a humanistic therapist with over 15 years of experience working in London
I work with a focus on the relationship with myself and the client, acknowledging that the client is the expert on themselves.   
My training is integrative and my work reflects and is influenced by Gestalt, T.A. and Formative psychology.

I continue to engage in personal therapy, supervision and ongoing post graduate training, and I see these elements as essential in supporting me and my belief in on going personal and professional development.

I work with individuals, couples and families.

I have practices in Wanstead E11 and Stratford E15

I work for 1 hour sessions.

Maps & Directions

London, E11
Stratford, E15

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday and Tuesday evening 5-9pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday daytime 10-2pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
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