Jeremy Sachs (BA Hons, Dip.Couns)
My name is Jeremy and welcome to my page. I offer friendly, welcoming and safe therapy in a professional and highly experienced way. My aim is to help you develop a deeper understanding of the difficult thoughts and feelings you are experiencing and hopefully find solutions and ways of managing.
Why do therapy?
People seek therapy for all sorts of reasons. You may have specific issues you want to address, or you may have broader questions you want to explore. Alternatively, you may be experiencing certain feelings such as; anxiety, depression, feeling stuck or past traumas could be affecting your life now.
There is a lot going on in the world. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by difficult emotions, family responsibilities, or going in and out of lockdown.
What is my therapy about?
My therapy is about providing an environment for you to express your feelings in a safe and non-judgmental space while seeking clarity and insight into yourself and the world around you. My practice is friendly, professional and safe. If you're not sure if therapy is for you, book a free introductory session where we can have a chat about how it could help. I offer a mix of person centred therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy. I also use psycho-education and believe it can be a useful tool for understanding your emotions and is something I offer in order to deepen our therapeutic work, (this can be especially effective in managing current or historical trauma).
Another good way to get to know my style of therapy is by going to my website, where you can read my blog, access free support materials and hear some of my talks at conferences and presentations on mental health and wellbeing: www.jeremysachs.com
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework and code of conduct. I am also a member of the Radical Therapist Network, a membership organisation for therapists dedicated to intersectional, trauma informed and anti-oppressive learning and therapeutic practice.
In addition to my private practice
I have extensive experience working in the field of mental health, I run group therapy at SurvivorsUK, a charity supporting men, boys, Trans & non binary people who have survived sexual abuse or violence. I also have an honorary contract working at The NHS Maudsley Psychiatric Hospital where I work with patients one to one with a variety of mental health disorders and issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have extensive history working with survivors of trauma, the LGBTQ+ community, young people and students, longterm or chronic illnesses, sex and sexuality as well as depression and anxiety. While these are my specific areas of expertise, I am open to all issues you may wish to explore.
Currently, I am working online and have a lot of experience delivering therapy over video call or phone. I also offer socially distanced 'Walking Therapy' in a local park to clients after 6 sessions together. My work has a friendly and professional approach and I pride myself on providing a warm and safe environment in which to work with clients.
Training & Education
- 2021 CPD certificate. A Matter of Death and Life with Irvin Yalom
- 2018 Post Graduate Diploma Integrated Psychotherapy & Counselling. University of Roehampton
- 2017 CPD certificate. Development for Healthcare Professionals
- 2016 Working with Self Harm & Suicide 2016
- 2016 Safeguarding and Information Sharing 2016
- 2015 Working Together: From Referral to Child Protection Conference
- 2015 TACPAC Training: Communication through Touch and Music for SEN Children
- 2014 Combating Prejudice Training through Education and Participation
- 2012 Level Three AQA Counselling Psychotherapy. Kingston College
- 2010 Level one AQA Counselling Psychotherapy Skills. Kingston College
- 2007 BA Hons Drama. Kingston University
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I currently have a short waiting list