Sarah Carter

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MBACP Accredited/Registered
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London, WC1H
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Currently working remotely by video or phone call, I offer a range of psychotherapeutic approaches, including Psychodynamic Counselling; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - incorporating mindfulness and compassion focused approaches; Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT); and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I usually work integratively across therapy models to maximise therapeutic outcomes for my clients. Presenting difficulties I work with include depression, anxiety, phobias and panic attacks, difficulty with assertiveness or anger, procrastination, low self esteem, confidence problems, money problems, relationship issues, shyness, isolation, obsessions and compulsions, prolonged grief symptoms, sleep problems, coping with illness, eating disorders, and stress. I help clients understand the root cause of their difficulties as well as supporting them towards better mental health and personal wellbeing.

The first meeting is an assessment in order for me to understand what is causing concern and whether I can be of help, and for the client to get a sense of whether they want to work with me. If we decide to go ahead, we would then agree whether to do a time-limited piece of work e.g. 6 to 20 sessions or to meet on an open ended basis. The frequency of sessions would also be agreed e.g. weekly, fortnightly or ad hoc, as well as the fees. A limited number of concessional sessions are available.

I am a registered accredited member of the BACP and a member of the BABCP and abide by their codes of ethics.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Accredited Member MBACP.
PG Dip Psychodynamic Counselling, WPF Therapy
PG Dip in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, Royal Holloway, University of London & CNWL NHS Trust
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy qualified, WPF Therapy
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training, Levels I (Trauma) and II (Developmental Injury) with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute

Certificate of Professional Development in Single Session Therapy, PESI UK

I currently work exclusively in private practice.

Between 2012 and 2024 I worked as a psychodynamic psychotherapist at UCL Student Psychological and Counselling Services, as well as having my private practice.

Prior to that I worked as a CBT therapist for WPF Therapy, providing therapy to GPs and hospital consultants. I have also worked in the NHS as a psychotherapist and as a bereavement counsellor for Cruse. 

My first career was in financial services.

Member organisations

BACP
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 Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£75.00 per session

Additional information

Subject to negotiation.

When I work

Daytime and evening sessions available

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Skype
Sarah Carter
Sarah Carter