Robyn Saffer - Therapist qualified to work with adults and adolescents.
Are you feeling vulnerable, anxious or low? Are you struggling with something that feels overwhelming? Sometimes things are so familiar we accept them as normal or unchangeable. If you would like to talk to someone who is trained to listen, help you think about your difficulties and help you make some positive changes, then please get in touch and we can arrange a chat.
I am an experienced counsellor qualified to work with adults and children. I am also a psychotherapist qualified to work with children, adolescents and families. This means that I can work with clients who want to focus on a current difficulty and/or clients who would like to have a deeper understanding of how past relationships/events may have affected them in order for them to move forward. I offer both short term and longer term therapy.
I have helped a wide range of male and female clients whose concerns have included relationship issues, family issues, parenting difficulties, unresolved issues from childhood, finding life difficult, noticing they are unable to do things they want to/used to be able to, feeling sad or angry, low mood/depression and anxiety.
Choosing a therapist and beginning therapy can be daunting. How about we start with a telephone chat or an initial meeting to help you decide what you would like to do? Alternatively, if you feel more comfortable, you can send me an email introducing yourself and asking any questions you might have.
Please note I do not see young people under the age of 11 in private practice.
More information about how I work is available on my website: www.robynsaffer.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
In addition to working in private practice, I work as a counsellor in schools.
Previously, I worked as a counsellor at the Harrow Women's Centre for seven years and in a primary and secondary school for the charity Place2Be for five years. More recently I have worked for Barnardos as a clinician in their psychological and emotional well being service for children and young people.
I studied at the Metanoia Institute and Tavistock and Portman Centre which specialise in the professional training of counsellors and psychotherapists. I have the following qualifications:
MA (Distinction) in Psychological Therapies working with Children, Young People and Families
BA(Hons) Transactional Analysis Counselling, Dip. Counselling and Certicate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
Post Graduate Certificate in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Well-Being.
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor - MBACP(Accred).
I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) as a Child and Family Psychodynamic Psychotherapist.
Registered / Accredited
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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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Relationship Issues - including partner, family, friends
- Existential issues - will I ever............. (e.g. meet someone, have children)
- Parenting struggles - e.g. caring for children with learning difficulties, children leaving home,
- New parents - e.g. anticipation or arrival of a new baby
- Multiple births - feelings around being pregnant with more than one child, coping with the birth and parenting of multiples.
- Illness of self/friend/relative
- Feelings of isolation/loneliness
- Cultural issues (e.g. fitting in, differences)
- Children coping with separation/difficulties at home
- Adolescent stress and worries
Sessions are 50 minutes and cost £55