Sarah Bolton PGDip, MBACP
People can come for counselling for many different reasons, whether it’s relationship issues, depression, anxiety, bereavement, redundancy, phobias, eating disorders or addictions. Often, there may not be a particular reason but you may feel lost, empty, hopeless, stuck, overwhelmed or just unfulfilled in your life. Talking to a trained professional can help you make sense of what’s going on, and gain a greater sense of clarity, enabling you to move forward in your life.
I work psychodynamically which means the therapeutic relationship between us is used to gain insight into unconscious (out of awareness) relationship patterns that have evolved since childhood. Memories and other evidence of early relationships are used to make sense of current concerns.
I offer both open ended and time limited psychodynamic counselling in Southwark, London. From January 2017, I will also be practising at a location in St Pancras Way, NW1, a short walk from Kings Cross St Pancras station.
If you would like to know more or perhaps arrange an initial meeting, you can email me at email@example.com or call on 07861 678845
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a psychodynamic counsellor at the University of Brighton, graduating with a Postgraduate Diploma in psychodynamic therapeutic counselling and have five years post qualifying experience. www.brighton.ac.uk
I have also undertaken a four year training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Guild of Psychotherapists.
I attended the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research for one year www.cfar.org.uk
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy www.bacp.co.uk
Currently, my private practice is in Southwark, London, just two minutes walk from Southwark Underground Station. From January 2017, I will also be practising at a location in St Pancras Way, London NW1, just a short walk from Kings Cross St Pancras Station.
I also work as an Eating and Behavioural Therapist at the WeightMatters Practice, a private eating disorders clinic in Central London with people experiencing all forms of disordered eating, including bulimia, over eating, binge eating and anorexia.
I worked as a therapist for five years at the Albany Trust in Balham with people who are dealing with issues around identity, sexual orientation, sexuality and psychosexual problems.
I have previously worked within the NHS as an honorary psychotherapist offering time limited therapy.
I have worked as lead BME counsellor at Age UK Camden, working with older people facing illness, retirement, dementia and death.
I have also worked for Hammersmith and Fulham Mind dealing with a variety of issues including anxiety and depression.
I am committed to continuing my professional development and regularly attend seminars and lectures.
I am BACP Registered
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
I charge £50 for an initial consultation. I usually suggest you come for two initial consultations so we can discuss anything that arose for you in the first session. You can also get a better feel for the way I work.
Fees are discussed at your initial consultation but range from £50 - £70 per 50 minute session depending on your income.
If you are attending at a higher frequency, then the session fee can, depending on your financial situation, be reduced.
I offer one low cost place for those wanting to attend twice or three times weekly.
Private practice in SE1 is a two minute walk from Southwark Underground Station, a six minute walk from Waterloo Underground and Mainline Stations and a two stop bus ride from Blackfriars Station.
Private practice in NW1 is a short walk from Kings Cross St Pancras Station.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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