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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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
Therapy £50 per session - EMDR from £60
I also offer spaces at a reduced fee for those on concessions.
I offer a free initial telephone consultation with no obligation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available Monday and Thursday evening and Friday mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|