Sabrina George BA Hons. MBACP Registered. Individuals and Couples.
Kingston Upon Thames
07958 668 040
It can be very painful to see repetitive unhelpful patterns in your life and relationships. This may be coupled with feelings of worry, loneliness, loss, anxiety, fear, depression and hopelessness. Our work would focus on developing more choice and ways to nurture change. It would be proactive and involved, exploring and unpacking difficult unhelpful feelings and beliefs. These feelings may include difficulties with your self belief, relationships/ family issues or childhood with uncontrollable and unhelpful thought patterns and behaviours. You may feel you would benefit from talking with someone neutral who will be non-judgmental, understanding and give you honest feedback. I am a fully qualified therapist (BACP) and support individuals and couples with relationship issues. I have a private practice in the Kingston area and have worked within local counselling services and NHS health centres.
I believe the key to helpful therapy is the relationship between the client and the therapist. The relationship we form together will aim to make you feel understood, accepted and help you gain new perspectives, more choice and change. Therapy provides an opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential environment. This can enable realistic and effective ways towards feeling happier, improving the quality of your life, your relationships and most helpful how you feel about yourself. Through our work we will aim towards you becoming more aware and equip to make helpful choices and feel more empowered in your own life.
I have considerable experience supporting individuals with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low self-confidence and demotivation, stress, panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks and thought disorders. Physical, emotional and sexual abuse from childhood through to adult life, grief and loss, relationship issues, anger management, ADHD and additional needs. I have supported clients with various addiction problems including alcohol, drug and sex/porn addictions. Anxiety, relationship issues, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, bipolar disorder and manic depression.
My work with couples has involved challenging relationship issues including; communication difficulties, conflicting expectations, anxiety, affairs/infidelity, anger, mistrust, domestic violence, fertility and conception issues, substance misuse, loss, gambling addiction, sex/porn addiction, pornography addiction, miscarriage, stepfamilies, family breakdown; separation / divorce and psychosexual difficulties. The key elements in working with couples are exploring and improving communication, negotiation, compromise, affection, empathy and honesty. Couples issues can be explored productively and supported within a neutral, unbiased therapeutic environment. Couples work can involve challenging unhelpful and limiting patterns and beliefs, exploring realistic expectations, negative behaviours and working towards building trust within an authentic loving relationship. Through the sessions I support couples to communicate, uncover, explore and challenge unspoken hurt, pain, disappointment and resentment that limits their intimacy and connection.
I work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice and I am a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am a professional fully qualified BA (Hons) Integrative Relational Counsellor. I have a private practice in the Kingston area and have worked within local counselling services and NHS centres. I have a wide range of experience of working with couples and individuals of all ages, ethnicities and sexual orientations.
My training as an integrative therapist means that I work within a number of different therapeutic perspectives - Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Person Centred - which will support our work together and we will find the approach that works best for you.
I have worked locally with children and families within social care for over 16 years. I work within The MS Society by supporting staff and volunteers and have a private counselling practice in Kingston. I have completed training as an Integrative Relational Counsellor at Middlesex University. I completed an Advanced Certificate in Counselling. I have also completed Couple Dynamics Counselling Training, Systemic Family Therapy Training and CBT Training.
Many years ago I hoped therapy would help me to explore some difficult issues and embark upon a journey of self acceptance. As my feelings and understanding of myself slowly changed I became more interested in therapeutic work and began training to become a therapist.
I offer both short and long-term therapy within a holistic approach. Short term therapy can be 6-12 weeks solution focused (CBT) on a particular issue. Longer term therapy aims to explore a client's life at a deeper level. It is entirely up to you to determine the length and the focus of our work together and this can be discussed at our initial session.
I am able to offer appointments in the evenings on a Monday and Thursday
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Integrative-Relational Counselling (BACP Accredited) - Middlesex University
Advanced Certificate in Counselling – Richmond Adult Education College
Couple Dynamics Counselling Course - R. Morgan Therapy
Systemic Approaches to Individuals and Families - Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust / Accredited (AFT)
Other Relevant Training
CBT - Working with Families
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Certificate – Richmond Adult Education College
Domestic Violence and Sexual Exploitation Training – Royal Borough of Kingston
BA (Hons) Social Policy with Race and Culture – Middlesex University
I work with many areas of counselling including
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Lack of self worth
Feelings of isolation/loneliness
Affairs and betrayals
Generalised anxiety disorder
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Person-centred therapy
Fee: Individual - £55
Couple - £75
For the initial session there is a reduced fee: £40 for individuals and £60 for couples - this is an opportunity for you to decide whether you feel comfortable working with me.
Cancellations and Holidays – Appointments missed because you are ill and you have given me 24 hours notice or because you are on holiday will not be charged.
If you give less than 24 hours notice you may be charged the normal fee.
Duration of Counselling
I work with clients on either a short term (6-12 weeks) and/or long term (open ended) basis depending upon your needs. We would discuss your needs at our initial session and this can be flexible and reviewed throughout our work.
Code of Ethics
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Black and Asian Therapists Network (BAATN)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evenings and weekends
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|