Sarah Fahy UKCP, MBACP (ACCRED)
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.
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 20 years experience
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
From 1st April 2019 standard fees are £65 per session for individuals and for supervision and £75 per hour/session for couple and family work. Fees for agencies and group work may be higher.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||basic French|
Monday daytime, Tuesday daytime and evening, Thursday daytime and evening, Friday daytime.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a trained and experienced supervisor of psychotherapists and counsellors.