Sabrina George MBACP Individuals & Couples. Teenagers & Children
Kingston Upon Thames
07958 668 040
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 and TW11 area and have worked within local counselling services and NHS health centres for over 8 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 able 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 exploration and growth. We work on building self esteem, healthy relationships within their family and peer group. This includes 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 current parenting skills. I explore alternatives with parents such as improving communication, using empathy and praise, realistic expectations and 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'
‘Our family home is much more peaceful since the therapy’
‘I feel like all the jigsaw pieces of my life have come together and I can make sense of things now’
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 TW11 areas and have worked within local counselling services and NHS centres. I have a wide range of experience of working with individuals, couples, young people, children and families 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, CBT, 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 18 years. I work within national charities supporting staff and volunteers and have a private counselling practice in Kingston and TW11. 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
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
Adolescence and teenagers
Generalised anxiety disorder
Children and young people
- 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
- Play therapy
- Psychoanalytic therapy
I offer reduced fees for the initial session
£45 for Individuals
£60 for Couples
£80 for Families
This is an opportunity for you to decide whether you feel comfortable working with me.
Fees: £65 for Individuals
£80-100 for Couples
£110-120 for Families
All 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.
- 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|