About me

I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist practicing in Islington/Dalston/Stoke Newington in London.

I provide a confidential, safe space where you can talk about difficult emotional issues and struggles. I offer both open ended therapy and short term focused contracts. I  offer CBT focused work and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing) for working with individuals who have experienced trauma.  I also offer short term focused EMDR work for phobias, social anxiety,OCD and complex bereavement.  EMDR is always offered within the context of a therapeutic relationship.
I additionally offer Interpersonal Therapy ( a NICE recommended treatment for moderate to severe depression) which is a 16 - 20 session contract.
I work with individuals, couples and groups.

My personal style is integrative and relational. I originally trained as an integrative therapist and have  completed a four year psychotherapy training in Transactional Analysis. I aim to create an environment that supports you in making changes in your life to enable you behave differently, or to think or feel about things differently and to feel you have a choice in how you move forward… in life, in relationships, in work…

I have over 15 years experience working as a psychotherapist in private practice and within the NHS and have worked with a very wide range of presenting issues, including depression, anxiety and panic attacks, anxiety related disorders, stress, relationship problems, early trauma, adoption and early abandonment issues, eating disorders etc

I have a particular interest in working with both adult and early trauma and have worked successfully with individuals who have been struggling to move on in their lives as a consequence of very difficult experiences in their childhood as well as individuals who have suffered trauma in adult life.

I also provide supervision.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling And Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the Institute Of Transactional Analysis. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and have completed advanced training for a MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. I have completed EMDR Parts 1, 2 and 3.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Additional information

My fees are £50 for a 50 minute session .  I do have some reduced fee places for students or individuals on low income. Couples and EMDR sessions which are ninety minutes long are charged at  £75.

170 Southgate Road
N1 3HX

Type of session

In person
Sara Lawrence

Sara Lawrence