Sarah McCartney, BA Couns, BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist, MBACP (Snr Accred)
I am a BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist. For more information about BABCP, please visit their website. I am also a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and an EMDR Trained Therapist. I have been working as a therapist since 2000.
I work using CBT, EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) or Person Centred Counselling depending on the needs of the individual.
I chose the name “Symmetry” for my therapy practice as it is from the Greek word symmetria, which means 'together'. This reflects the process of therapist and client working together to deal with the client’s issues and to find more fulfilment for the client.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Counselling
Postgraduate Certificate in CBT
Postgraduate Diploma in CBT
EMDR Training, Parts 1,2 &3 (with EMDR Workshops Ltd)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also have experience in dealing with travel anxiety.
Each session lasts a full 60 minutes. Flexible appointments are available - particularly suitable for shift workers.
Counselling: £60 per hour
Longer sessions may be booked, for instance a 90 minute EMDR session for an individual would cost £90.
Free parking is available. Adjacent to The George Park and Ride.
The therapy room is on the ground floor. Skype is available.