Deborah 'Sargam' Picker
Hello, I'm Sargam Picker, a therapist and supervisor of many years experience and training.
What do I offer?
My approach in therapeutic work is embodied, creative, transpersonal and integrative. I also offer Creative Arts Therapy, Constellations Therapy and Healing for adults and children. My work includes one-to-one private therapy sessions and group workshops in a variety of settings.
I am also currently offering low-cost Supervision for therapists, counsellors, arts therapists and counselling psychologists while I build up my supervision practise.
My background in counselling, psychology and creative arts therapy means that I have a profound ability to help integrate the physical with the mental and emotional, helping clients make sense of their healing process on all levels.
Whether you want a stand-alone consultation on a particular issue, or a series of ongoing sessions, whether you are a member of the public or a therapist I am happy to hear from you.
I hope that you will find me a friendly, approachable, empathic person with the ability to accompany you into deep insights in a very safely held space.
What does a typical session look like?
As well as the usual talking and listening involved in counselling and therapy, I may also invite you to work in creative ways. This might involve visualisation/meditation, movement or gesture, writing or drawing, or working with play figures. There is absolutely no creative skill or interest required for this way of working. The idea is that by being more holistic in our approach, we access information from parts of the brain or body that cannot easily be done or seen through talking alone, enabling a richer, deeper more integrated and insightful healing journey.
Where am I?
I'm based in London NW2, I have easy access to good transport links. I'm afraid my practise space is not wheelchair accessible, it does involve a flight of stairs. I also offer skype supervision sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully-qualified, state-registered (Health Care and Professions Council) Drama and Movement therapist, who has worked professionally for nearly thirty years with adults and children in creative therapeutic ways. My qualifications include an MA (Distinction) in the Sesame method of Drama and Movement Therapy, a BSc (hons) degree in Psychology, with additional certificates in Supervision, Counselling Skills and Theory, and Ways into Working with Couples. I am currently completing a professional Diploma in Supervision at Re-Vision transpersonal therapy training institute.
I also have done trainings in Constellations Therapy with CSISS and Constellation Work Trainings UK. I have explored and worked with constellations since 1998, and integrate this profound systemic method into my work.
In addition, I have many previous years experience as a Professional Healer and Body-worker.I trained for two years as a Professional Healer with Kathy Jones at the Isle of Avalon Foundation in Glastonbury, UK, I completed Reiki I and II, as well as doing other body-based trainings in aromatherapy massage, reflexology and shiatsu. I am a member of the Isle of Avalon Foundation Faculty of Healing and a registered therapist with the Health Care and Professions Council, UK.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also work with systemic and family-related trauma and other issues
Sessions can either be 60 minutes or 90 minutes. My fee structure is as follows:
Individual creative arts therapy, creative coaching, constellations therapy or holistic healing sessions are £60 per hour.
Couples or family sessions are £90 per hour.
Supervision sessions currently offered at the low-cost fee of £45 per hour
Creative Group facilitation or training rates are £100 per hour or £500 per day
Constellations group fees are £60 for issue-holder places, and £25 earlybird/£30 for representative places.
All fees are payable on or by the day of the appointment. I accept cheques, cash or bank transfers.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Supervision & training