Sarah McGuinness MBACP (Accred) Psychotherapist & Supervisor
I am currently working online and by phone. I am an integrative psychotherapist with over 15 years experience of working with a wide range of issues including: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, postnatal depression, bereavement, anger management, OCD, eating disorders, binge eating, body confidence issues and family problems.
All of us face challenges in our lives and at times these challenges may feel overwhelming or too difficult to cope with, the way I work is conversational and supportive, I provide a confidential and accepting place to help you manage and explore whatever you are going through.
Psychotherapy can help us to understand and gain awareness of ourselves and our behavioural patterns, allowing us to take control of our lives and have choices about what we do and how we do it. We can become conscious of how we respond to and express different emotions, how we communicate, how we form and maintain relationships or how we manage conflict, and therefore we can develop the capacity to change things for the better.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 15 years experience of working privately with individuals and as a volunteer for Samaritans and the mental health charity Mind. I have also run post-natal support groups and work with new mothers in children's centres in South-East London.
My training includes:
Counselling Skills - Birkbeck, University of London
Certificate in Psychodynamic and Humanistic Counselling - Goldsmiths College, University of London
OCR/RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills - Spectrum
One Year Psychotherapy course - Spectrum
Post-Graduate Course in Psychotherapy - Spectrum
Supervision training - CSTD
I am an accredited member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics.
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 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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Feel free to call me on 07956 185651 and ask any questions you may have about how we might work together, if I’m unable to answer your phone call please leave a message and I will call you back.
Alternatively you can email me by clicking on the link at the top of the page.
In our initial session you will be able to talk about whatever has lead you to seek therapy and what you are hoping to gain from it, you will be able to find out more about how the sessions will work and get a sense of how we might work together. If for any reason I think another therapist would be a better fit for you I will let you know. If we decide to continue working together I'll book further sessions for you.