Sarah Fahy

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UKCP, MBACP (ACCRED)
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Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2JU
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

You may be looking at this page because you are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, loss, bereavement, work related difficulties, loss of direction, historical or recent abuse and trauma, health or life stage challenges. Whatever has brought you here it is worth considering the potential benefits of psychotherapy or counselling to help you recover and to enjoy life again. If you are not sure whether psychotherapy or counselling will be helpful for you you are welcome to get in touch to explore your own concerns and discuss ways of addressing them, even if you decide not to proceed.

I am an experienced and established psychotherapist and counsellor offering short and long term therapy to individual adults and young people (from age 11) and to couples for a wide range of issues including bereavement, relationship difficulties and overwhelming feelings such as depression, anger, low self esteem and specific and generalised anxiety.

My private practice is based on the first floor of a discreet office building in the centre of Bishop's Stortford with plenty of public parking nearby.

I also offer clinical supervision to other therapists and consultancy to organisations.

I am an approved provider of counselling and psychotherapy funded by private health insurance companies including Bupa, Aviva, Pru Health and Cigna.

Corvid-19 - I am currently offering online and telephone sessions to provide therapy through the present period of social distancing and am also offering sessions in person as guidelines allow.

Training, qualifications & experience

4 year training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy (Cambridge Society for Psychotherapy)
2 year diploma in psychodynamic counselling (Harlow College & Middlesex University)
UKCP registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist
BACP accredited counsellor / psychotherapist
Member of Cambridge Society for Psychotherapy
BAP Supervision training
Experienced family mediator and mediation supervisor
Experience of working with groups and organisations
BA Hons in English - Leeds University 1984
Over 25 years experience

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
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.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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

Work with families experiencing separation, divorce, loss and other change.
I am also interested in life stage issues, including adolescence, transition to adulthood, mid life challenges, menopause and ageing.

Fees

£75.00 - £85.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

From 1st April 2022 standard fees are £75 per session for individuals and for supervision and £85 per hour/session for couple and family work. Fees for agencies and group work may be higher.

When I work

Monday daytime, Tuesday daytime and evening, Thursday daytime and evening, Friday daytime.

Further information

People wanting to find out more before they commit themselves are encouraged to come to an introductory meeting to decide how and whether they wish to proceed.

I provide individual and couple counselling (for couples who are married and unmarried, heterosexual and same sex, together, separated and separating) and work with a wide range of issues including bereavement, anger, relationship, parenting and family issues, depression, specific and generalised anxiety, workplace issues, stress, abuse and trauma.

Stort Psychotherapy, 5 Bridge Street, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2JU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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My office is on the first floor up one flight of stairs

Additional languages

basic French

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am a trained and experienced supervisor of psychotherapists and counsellors.

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