Myriam Sarens, MSc Psychotherapy, UKCP, HCP
Most people benefit from an opportunity to talk about difficulties they are experiencing or have experienced in their lives. Psychotherapy is a helping relationship that gives you the space to think about yourself, your life and the problems you may be facing. Through shared exploration you may find relief from recurring problems and live your life more fully. This is a process of change, as well as of understanding.
I am experienced in working with a diverse range of people with a variety of concerns, all seeking to change something in their life.
My experience is in the NHS and private settings with a range of issues including; depression, relationship issues, childhood abuse, low self-esteem, work-related issues, trauma, PTSD using EMDR, or just feeling stuck and wanting more out of life.
Further details of my qualifications can be found on my website.
How I Work
I am integratively trained which means that I draw on a variety of theories and techniques to offer personalised support to each individual client.. I offer both short-term solution-focused counselling and longer term, more in-depth psychotherapy. We can discuss what might be most appropriate for you when you first get in touch.
I prioritise establishing a safe, trusting, mutually respectful and collaborative alliance in which we can together explore whatever issues have contributed to your decision to seek therapy at this time.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training & Qualifications
I trained at Metanoia Institute and qualified with an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy. Metanoia Institute is one of the most highly recognised training institutes in the UK. I am also a qualified Art Therapist with a PGDip from University of Hertfordshire.
I am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), the largest registering body for counsellors and psychotherapists) both of which promote best practice. I abide by their ethics and codes of practice. and Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) I have an up to date Enhanced DBS.
Psychotherapist South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
Psychotherapist Helen Bamber Foundation
Counselling placement SOAS University, Student Services
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Cope with depression, anger or grief
- Talk about relationships
- Deal with stress, anxiety or panic
- Develop self esteem
- Heal from trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Talk through issues surrounding gender and sexual diversity
- Change negative behaviour patterns
- Adjust to significant life changes
- Think through new directions and choice
from March 2020: All sessions take place online via Zoom which can be accessed via computer or smart phone. In light of current Covid-19, I am offering an initial 15 minute Zoom session for free.
I also offer sessions at a reduced fee for those on concessions.