Sarah Clark MBACP (Registered)
Crouch Street Centre For Counselling and Psychotherapy
1a Rawstorn Road
Finding a therapist can be very daunting. What you probably want to know is 'what kind of person is this therapist?'. Please feel free to contact me to arrange a free 30 minute consultation to help you find out if I might be the right person for you - this first appointment can usually be arranged within a few days. I can assure you of a warm and friendly welcome, and a supportive, thoughtful and optimistic approach, whoever you are and whatever concerns you bring.
I think therapy should provide a safe, quiet and compassionate space where you can pause and reflect. I will listen very carefully to what you say, but I don't 'just' listen: I will be actively engaged in our sessions and very much working with you so we can try to figure things out together. My clients' lives and well-being genuinely matter to me and I feel privileged to do this work.
I'm experienced in working with lots of issues, including depression, anxiety and panic attacks, relationship issues, family issues, work issues, worries around ageing and illness, bereavement and loss, and I have also worked extensively with trauma, sexual abuse and PTSD.
I provide both counselling/psychotherapy and Minded Yoga Therapy for mental health, but I integrate many of the practical tools of yoga therapy (mindfulness and breathing techniques for example) into my talking therapy work, where relevant, as they can sometimes help people feel a bit more steady relatively quickly.
I work from home in the village of Wivenhoe and from the Crouch Street Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy in Colchester, and I also offer sessions by skype. Flexible daytime and evening appointments are available.
I look forward to hearing from you and will be glad to help in any way I can.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been practicing as a therapist for over 7 years and am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have previously worked as a therapist at a charity which supports women who have experienced sexual abuse or domestic violence. I currently work in private practice and see individuals on a short or long term basis.
My training and qualifications are as follows:
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling (2006-2010) - including person-centred and psychodynamic approaches.
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (2011-2012) - a method that is particularly useful for working with trauma.
- Minded Yoga Therapy (2014-2016) - specialising in the use of yoga and mindfulness for mental health.
I love my work and am constantly seeking to learn more - I am especially interested in the insights that neuroscience and mindfulness can offer, and in the emerging research on the effectiveness of mindfulness particularly in the treatment of anxiety and depression. The following are some of the professional development trainings I have taken recently:
- Incorporating Mindfulness into Psychotherapy (2016)
- The Applications of Attachment Theory to Psychotherapy (2016)
- The Hakomi Method of mindfulness-based psychotherapy (current)
- Neurobiology and its Applications to Psychotherapy (2015).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
In addition to Counselling/Psychotherapy I am also a trained Minded Yoga Therapist. I specialise in using yoga and mindfulness for mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and PTSD, but I also work with people with physical difficulties and with the mental health implications of physical issues such as chronic pain or the distress of serious illness. Please see my website for details, or contact me to discuss your concerns and how I may be able to help.
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My fees are usually £40 per hour in Wivenhoe and £45 per hour in Colchester. However, I can sometimes offer reduced rates on the basis of need: if the usual fee is not affordable for you, please don't be put off - this is something we can discuss in our initial free consultation.
Reduced fees are available to students on counselling, psychotherapy or psychology training (£30 in Wivenhoe, £35 in Colchester).
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Type of session
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Daytime and evening appointments are available. Initial free consultations can usually be arranged within a few days.
Types of client