Sally Bray

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MSc, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, MBACP (Accredited)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Margate, Kent, CT9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a fully accredited member of BACP and am also a member of UKCP. I have many years experience of working as a Senior Psychological Therapist within Doctors Surgeries across Kent.
I offer a free thirty minute initial consultation and after this my fee is £70 per counselling session. The initial appointment is to assess if it would beneficial to work together. I am happy to refer onto a different therapist or organisation if this would be more appropriate for you.

I am able to offer evening and week day appointments.
The therapy I offer is based on an Integrative approach which means that I tailor the therapy to suit your needs, integrating different theoretical models to do this.I have years of experience working with people with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship difficulties, loss, bereavement and many other issues.
I am also a qualified EMDR practitioner. This is a specialist therapy for people who have experienced trauma at any point in their lives, it is a recommended treatment from NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) guidelines for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I am also qualified in 'Counselling for Depression', a NICE recommended treatment.
I aim to provide an understanding, supportive and respectful environment where issues can be openly addressed.
I am happy for you to text or email a message, alternatively you could leave a message on my answer phone. I always aim to respond the same

Training, qualifications & experience

MBACP (Accred.) Accredited member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Member of UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)

UKRCP (United Kingdom Register of Counselling and Psychotherapists) Registered Indendendent Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Cert. Counselling - 2001

Cert. Bereavement Counselling - 2003

Cert. Counselling Children and Adolescents - 2004

Diploma in Counselling - 2005

Cert. Introduction to Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy - 2007

IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapy) supervision training - 2009

EMDR - 2010 - (Specialist Trauma Therapy)

Counselling for Depression - 2011 (Recommended treatment for depression from NICE guidelines)

MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy - 2013

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free thirty minute initial consultation, and after this my fee is £70 per session.

When I work

Weekdays and evening appointments.

Margate, Kent, CT9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Sally Bray
Sally Bray