Sabrina George MBACP Individuals & Couples. Teenagers & Children

Sabrina George MBACP Individuals & Couples. Teenagers & Children

Kingston Upon Thames
Surrey
KT2

Kilburn
London
NW6

07958 668 040

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Kingston Upon Thames
Surrey
KT2

Kilburn
London
NW6

07958 668 040

About me

Painful feelings may include a lack of confidence/self belief, anxiety, low self esteem, family and relationship issues. This may include feelings of anxiety, worry, depression, panic, sadness, worry, loneliness, loss, fear and hopelessness. Our work would focus on developing more CHOICE and CHANGE in your life. It would be proactive and engaging, exploring difficult and unhelpful feelings. It can be very painful to see repetitive destructive uncontrollable patterns in your life and relationships. 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, TW9 and Kilburn areas and have worked within local counselling services and NHS health centres for over 7 years.

I believe the key to helpful therapy is honesty and 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. Therapy provides an opportunity to explore your experiences, thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential environment. This can enable realistic and effective ways forward to 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 in control and empowered in your own life.

I support individuals with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, lack of self-confidence, panic attacks/disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, relationship issues, depression, addictions 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, anger, mistrust, abandonment, rejection, anxiety, conflicting expectations, anxiety, affairs/infidelity, domestic violence, addictions, fertility and conception issues, substance misuse, loss, gambling addiction, sex 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 with children and young people / adolescents / teenagers experiencing depression, anxiety, low self esteem/ confidence, bullying, eating disorders, self harm, behaviour difficulties, PTSD and a wide range of complex emotional problems. I have over 18 years of experience working with young people within a therapeutic environment. I am excellent at forming trusting, honest and helpful therapeutic relationships with children and young people that supports their own explorations and growth. We work on building self esteem, healthy relationships within the family/peers, managing feelings of anger / other difficult emotions and learning new coping skills. This aims to build practical emotional resilience, self acceptance and a better understanding of their own thoughts and feelings. I provide practical tools and coping mechanisms.

I also work with families and help them to explore parenting styles/strategies, emotional closeness, communication and behaviour difficulties they may be facing as a group/system. I can work with a few family members and the whole family. We explore feelings and behaviours and the ways in which they impact upon individuals and the whole family. We look at ways to become closer, improve practical communication and negotiation skills at home. Looking at the family history and expectations of each member. I have been trained in and facilitated parenting skills courses which help enhance parenting skills and give parents new behaviour strategies.

This is what some of my clients have said about me and the work we have done together:

'Our counselling has really boosted my self belief and confidence'

'Coming to see you has been a positive step forward for me and improved my life'

'I feel it has given me my life back'

'The therapy has helped us work together again as a couple'

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 and Kilburn areas 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.

About me

I have worked locally with children and families within social care for over 16 years. I work within national charities supporting staff and volunteers and have a private counselling practice in Kingston and Kilburn. 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 after 5pm, weekends and home visits

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

Therapies Offered

Member organisations

BACP

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Lack of self worth
Feelings of isolation/loneliness
Affairs and betrayals
Family issues

Adolescence and teenagers
Financial difficulties
Relationship issues
Depression/manic depression
Generalised Anxiety
Panic disorders
Addiction
Couples Counselling
Anxiety
Generalised anxiety disorder
Bipolar disorder

Children and young people

Fees

I offer reduced fees for the initial session

£40 for Individuals

£60 for Couples

£75 for Families

This is an opportunity for you to decide whether you feel comfortable working with me.

Fees: £60 for Individuals

£80-100 for Couples

£90-120 for Families

Fees are negotiable

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.

Further information

  • 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.

Member Organisation(s)

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Black and Asian Therapists Network (BAATN)

Maps & Directions

Kingston Upon Thames, KT2
Kilburn, NW6

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Evenings and weekends

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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