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About me

Sabine Nollau MA Psychol., BPC and MBACP.
I am a female Psychologist, Counsellor and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council. I trained with the British Association of Psychotherapists, now named British Psychotherapy Foundation, and I am a Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am on a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

I have worked in Private Practice since 1998 and am based in Chiswick, West London.

Counselling or Psychotherapy can help if:

- you are depressed and anxious;
- you lack in self-esteem;
- you have suffered a loss, trauma, bereavement or redundancy;
- you experience suicidal feelings;
- you have problems with anger;
- you suffer form physical symptoms with no clear organic cause;
- you have an eating problem;
- you wish to improve your relationships;
- you seek greater self-knowledge and wish to develop your

I work with individuals who are experiencing problems with relationships, depression, anxiety, phobias, bereavement, low self-esteem, work related problems, eating problems and psychosomatic illness. I have a special interest and experience in working with people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds and an affinity to exploring cultural issues and creativity.

How does Counselling or Psychotherapy help?

- by offering a safe space where you can speak about feelings that
worry or frighten you;
- by offering support during times of crisis and transition;
- by deepening awareness of yourself and your relationships;
- by helping to make sense of recurrent problems and by exploring
their links with the past;
- by identifying and changing patterns of thought and behaviour;
- by clarifying choices and helping resolve old hurts and conflicts;
- by gaining deeper understanding of your conscious and
unconscious processes you may be helped to feel more in
charge and able to lead a more fulfilled life.

I see clients in a counselling capacity for once weekly sessions and for one to five sessions per week in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an MA in Psychology and have worked in a variety of settings including the NHS within the mental health field.

I have more than fifteen years of experience of counselling and twelve years of psychotherapy, working with clients in long-and short-term individual psychotherapy and groups in private practice and NHS and institutional settings.

I work with employees of organisations and supervise counsellors and those in training programmes.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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 Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). 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

British Psychoanalytic Council

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.

British Psychoanalytic Council
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Lack of meaning in life
Personal Growth
Psychosomatic Illness
Sleeping problems


Additional information

My fees range from £55 to £70 per session. I can also offer a limited number of reduced fee spaces for clients on low incomes.

General Availability: Weekdays in the daytime and evenings.

When I work

I offer sessions on weekdays in the daytime and in the evening face-to-face and via phone.

Further information

After an initial telephone contact in which I shall try to understand if I can be of help to you and during which there is space for your questions, we might decide to arrange an assessment appointment. This may give us the opportunity to discuss your situation in more detail, clarify practical aspects of potential counselling or psychotherapy and may take up to an hour. I will take a thorough history and advise you on the most appropriate treatment for you.
When regular sessions are agreed on and set up, they will typically start once weekly and last fifty minutes. Over time we might decide to increase the frequency of sessions per week if required and appropriate.

Chiswick, London, W4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages