Sarah Aldridge MBACP (Accred)

Sarah Aldridge MBACP (Accred)

London
N2

07932 656906

About me

Hello, I am an experienced Counsellor with a practice in East Finchley,N2, North London. I work with a people experiencing a range of different issues. When you feel you are ready, we can work together to think and explore your difficulties

As well as having a private practice, I work as a therapist for the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and as a counsellor for an NHS primary care service. Previously I worked for a cancer charity and for Raphael Jewish Counselling Service. I am BACP accredited.

I have experience of working with people struggling with relationship and family issues, abuse, depression, anxiety and bereavement. I have a particular interest in health related issues.

How can counselling help?

Talking to a therapist in a safe, confidential space can allow problems to be thought about differently and begin to be resolved.

If you are struggling with something specific such as anxiety or relationship problems, or just feeling stuck or that things are overwhelming, it can be beneficial to have a therapist to explore and consider issues together. Some of the areas I work with include:

  • divorce and separation
  • trauma
  • low self-esteem
  • anxiety and depression
  • bereavement and loss
  • family and relationships issues
  • abuse - physical and sexual
  • ageing and midlife issues
  • health anxiety, cancer and psychosomatic symptoms

What should I expect in my first session?

Therapy provides an opportunity for you to express thoughts and feelings about your difficulties in a confidential, consistent and safe place, and to think together about these issues.

The first meeting is an assessment so that we can both think about if counselling is what you are looking for at this time, and to think about if we want to work together. This will be 60 minutes long.

I offer both fixed term and open-ended therapy, we can discuss which option will suit you best when we first meet. Sessions following on from this last for 50 minutes, and I have availability in the day and evening.

About my approach:

Psychodynamic therapy aims to work on quite deeply held or less conscious patterns and thoughts. We work together to make them more conscious and so there is more understanding of why things keep happening or patterns are repeated. This does allow an opportunity to think about difficulties that might have been around for a long time but still have an impact today.

That said, these are your sessions to bring what you want to talk about and there is no pre-set agenda.

If you would like more information or to arrange a meeting, please contact me

Training, qualifications & experience

I work as a caseworker and psychotherapist for the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. Previously I worked as a counsellor for a cancer charity and for Raphael Jewish Counselling. I have also worked for SANE, the mental health charity.

I have a diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from MHCPC and am also trained in Brief Dynamic Therapy.

I am an accredited member of the BACP and follow their ethical code (British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling www.bacp.co.uk).

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Holocaust and trauma
  • Health Anxiety
  • Illness and pain

Photos & videos

  • The counselling room
  • counselling room

Fees

The fee is £50 per session.

In some circumstances I can offer a reduced fee, for those on a low-income

Further information

The practice is easily accessible in East Finchley with free parking, Tube station and bus routes. Clients travel from all areas of north London including Barnet, Edgware, Archway, Wood Green, and further afield.

Maps & Directions

London, N2

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I have both daytime and evening appointments available.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
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