Brenda Sawyerr BSc (Hons), HPDip, MBACP. Individual and Couples Counselling

Brenda Sawyerr BSc (Hons), HPDip, MBACP. Individual and Couples Counselling

Deborah Ubee Trust
20 Egerton Drive
SE10 8JS

0789 600 6545

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Deborah Ubee Trust
20 Egerton Drive
SE10 8JS

0789 600 6545

About me

I am a counsellor with over 10 years post qualification experience, based in Greenwich, South East London. I have a BSc (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling and a HPDip in Counselling. I am a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I provide a private and confidential counselling service to individuals and to couples in the Greenwich and surrounding South East London area. I work with a diverse range of people from a wide range of backgrounds.
I also offer supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors.

I would like to acknowledge the courage it takes to make that first step towards counselling as a way to help your self. If you haven't experienced counselling before it's understandable that you may feel nervous or confused about what to expect. If you have had counselling before you may also have some anxieties depending on your previous experience.

Why Counselling

There are a wide range of reasons why people may decide to seek counselling, that is individual to each person. There may be issues or traumas in the past that are in some way effecting you now or there may be present day issues that are having an impact upon your life. You may be seeking counselling for bereavement, anger management, depression, anxiety, abuse or relationship issues. Whatever the reason, it can be helpful to have someone to talk with that is not going to judge, analyse or tell you what to do. My aim as a counsellor is to create a safe space to explore, to help you to a deeper understanding of yourself and assist you in finding your own way forward.

I hope that you'll find the information here useful in helping you to decide whether we can work together.


Tuesdays and Thursdays daytime and evenings and Saturday mornings (subject to availability).

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of:

The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

As well as a member of their sub-divisions:
Private Practise
Counselling Children and Young People (CCYP)

The British Association of the Person-Centred Approach (BAPCA).

The World Association for Person Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling (WAPCEPC).


BSc (Hons) Person-Centred counselling
Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling
Diploma in Counselling Supervision
NCFE in Counselling Skills
NCFE in Special Needs

Specialist Areas of Work

As well as my private work I am a Rape Crisis counsellor.
I have several years experience providing counselling to women in a domestic violence project.
I worked in an agency for several years providing counselling for young people aged 13-25.
I also have experience as a counsellor working with young people in a secondary school setting.

Continual Professional Development

As a member of BACP, I am committed to my continual personal and professional development and also work in accordance with their ethical framework for good practice.

Training, Workshops & Seminars

  • Working with Suicide in a Relational Way
  • Sex and Intimacy After Trauma
  • Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence (trauma based model)
  • Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery
  • Working with Relational Trauma
  • Working with Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Shame and Belonging
  • Human Trafficking
  • Sexual Violence and Young People
  • Trauma and the Body
  • Ways into Working with Couples
  • Working with Diversity in Counselling
  • Contemporary Developments in the Person-Centred Approach
  • Facilitating Therapeutic Groups
  • Working with Shame
  • Trans-generational Trauma: The link between bonding and trauma
  • Working Therapeutically with people with Learning Disabilities or Autism
  • Working with Autistic Process
  • Trauma and Dissociation
  • Trauma, Narrative and the Person-Centred Approach
  • Bereavement
  • Working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Working with aggressive energy
  • Person-Centred Art therapy skills
  • Assessing risk and resilience with young people in the counselling / assessment process
  • Counselling and Sexual Abuse
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Stalking
  • Domestic Violence Awareness
  • Eating Disorders / Working with young people at risk
  • Self-harm and Suicide
  • Drugs Awareness
  • Child Protection

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Individual Counselling Fees
The initial session is £35. Thereafter, the cost of each 50 minute counselling session is £50.

Couples Counselling Fees
The initial session is £50. Thereafter, the cost of each 50 minute counselling session is £65.

Supervision Session Charges
The cost of each 60 minute supervision session is £65

Reduced Fees
It is important to me that my practice is as fully inclusive as possible. For this reason I offer reduced fees based on individual circumstances.

Further information

For further information about my practise and how I work please visit my website:


Deborah Ubee Trust
20 Egerton Drive, Greenwich, London SE10 8JS

Currently all my counselling sessions are held in South East London at The Deborah Ubee Trust in Greenwich. The area is served well with British Rail, DLR and London Buses. Parking facilities with Pay and Display and Car Parks are nearby.

Nearest Travel

Rail: Greenwich British Rail and Greenwich DLR within 2 minutes walk.
Underground: New Cross Station (London Overground).

Bus: Route 177 passes the building, 180, 199, 386 stop nearby.

Parking: Nearest Car Parks are 400m away on Greenwich High Road opposite Royal Hill and back of Greenwich Picture house in Burney Street.

Maps & Directions

Greenwich, SE10 8JS

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Tuesdays and Thursdays daytime and evenings and Saturday mornings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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