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Do you feel out of control, has something happened in your life that you can’t understand, do you feel so low that you don’t know where to turn. If you are looking on this web site, you are already toying with the idea of coming to counselling. I can offer you a safe and contained space to help you to examine your problems. I am an experienced and highly qualified therapist. My main initial training was in psychodynamic theory, but I prefer working integratively, which means that I use different theoretical models to enable me to work in the best possible way for each individual client and their problems. I do believe though, that therapy is not a sticking plaster to be quickly applied when a crack appears. I believe that there are deep seated reasons why we feel and behave as we do, and these need to be understood before you can begin the healing process. Sometimes problems start when we are unable to access or express our feelings adequately, I can help you to understand your feelings which will lead you to become strong enough to express them.

You may think you do not need counselling it’s not for you it’s for other people; that you can sort your own problems out, but there’s a part of you that wants help. There is no need to struggle on by your self, it is not a weakness to come to counselling, it is a strength. It means that you are strong enough to admit that you need help and strong enough to do something about it.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have practised as a psychotherapeutic psychotherapist since 1994 and have seen a variety of different clients with an assortment of different problems since then. I work with individual clients, couples and families. I have a private practice in North West London and do research at the University of Hertfordshire. I specialise in all aspects of Eating Disorders and am a registered BEAT (Eating Disorders Association) counsellor. I have written several papers and have been published in peer review journals and have contributed a chapter in the book “Psychological Responses to Eating Disorders”.

PhD (University of Hertfordshire)
MA (University of Hertfordshire).
BA (University of Middlesex)
PG Dip Counselling (University of Westminster)
Cert. Counselling (University of Westminster)

I am a member of BACP and abide by their ethical framework.
BEAT (Eating Disorders Association)

Member organisations


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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Compulsive Eating
EDNOS (Eating Disorder not otherwise Specified)


£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

My sessions are for 1 hour

My Fees are:

Individuals: £70
Couples £90
Families £100

Some concessions available

Further information

I am a registered BEAT (Eating Disorders Association) therapist

During the coronavirus I am offering low cost session to anyone who is struggling and cannot afford the full fees. To be discussed on contact.

Bushey Heath

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

easy parking


Dr Sarah Barnett

Dr Sarah Barnett