Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor

East Cowes
Isle Of Wight

(+44) 7886 669335

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East Cowes
Isle Of Wight

(+44) 7886 669335

About me

I am aware that in making the decision to access a talking therapy you are taking the first courageous step towards positive change. Counselling can help if you are experiencing difficulties or distress in your life either as a result of a present situation or maybe something that has happened in your past that you would like to make sense of.

At first, counselling can seem like a daunting prospect, so you might feel more at ease in the comfort of your own home. Maybe physical disability restricts travel, agoraphobia or anxiety issues may not make it easy to journey to a health centre or dedicated practice, or perhaps having no time to leave dependent family members is an issue. Whatever the barrier, my aim is to make counselling accessible to all including those in places in which they may be receiving care such as a hospital, hospice or nursing home. I am a qualified, registered and experienced Psychodynamic counsellor and wherever the setting might reasonably be, you can be assured that I work at all times within the requirements as laid out in the BACP Ethical Framework 2016.

Psychodynamic therapy works by exploring how your personality together with your life experiences influence your thoughts, feelings, behaviour and relationships. This will enhance your understanding of yourself and so promote the capacity for change.

How it works:
We agree on a specified time and place for an initial consultation, which can take up to 1.5 hours, and which will give you the opportunity to tell me about yourself and what has brought you to seek counselling. I will explain to you how I work and we will then think about how you would like to proceed.

Ongoing sessions:
If, between us, we decide that this is the right approach for you, we will agree on a regular once weekly day and time. Each session will be be 50 mins long.

Training, qualifications & experience

WPF Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Theory and Skills

WPF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. (BACP Accredited Training Course).

NOCN Training for Mentoring.

Safeguarding Adults and Children Awareness

NSPCC Child Protection Awareness

Working with Attachment and Trauma (with Tavistock and Portman Clinicians)

(WPF: Westminster Pastoral Foundation)
(BACP: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
(NOCN: National Open College Network)


Throughout my training and qualification I worked within a Southampton based psychodynamic counselling agency.
As well as seeing private clients I currently also work for a Winchester based youth counselling organisation and a Southampton based sexual/domestic abuse organisation.

As well as open-ended counselling I am also able to offer brief dynamic therapy.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Although trained in the Psychodynamic modality I am able to integrate other approaches into my work. I believe that each persons experience is different and so in order that you receive the best possible outcome I may use different approaches.


1.5 hour Initial Consultation- £30

Ongoing 50 minute regular weekly counselling- £35 per session.

For those on a restricted income I may be able to offer a reduced fee.

Further information

I offer a professional and confidential service to individuals of all ages and regardless of gender, sexuality, religion, ethnicity culture or disability, and as laid out in the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

I am fully insured.

I receive regular supervision which ensures that I work in a boundaried and safe way, and according to the needs of each client.

I regularly attend professional courses to enhance my personal development.

I hold an up-to-date DBS Enhanced Certificate.

Maps & Directions

Isle Of Wight, PO32

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: none


Flexible appointment times available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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