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About me

I am continuing to accept new clients however, considering the extraordinary situation at the moment I will not be able to offer face-to-face appointments but I am offering sessions online.

I am a qualified and accredited psychotherapist and I'm based in Sunbury-upon-Thames and also work near London Bridge in Central London.

I offer weekly one-to-one psychotherapy to adults on either a short-term or open-ended basis,  depending on your needs and preference. I also offer therapy for couples who would like to explore their relationship. Therapy can help address a specific aspect of life or difficulty on a short-term basis or offer the opportunity to a more in-depth exploration of your life. It can be hard to predict how long therapy might be useful and it depends on every person's individual situation. I offer an explorative and open space to reflect on your experiences and relationships, as well as your work and any other part of your life that feels important.

I believe that every person comes to therapy with their own unique life experience and that therapy needs to be a creative and flexible process to support each person in their own way. In therapy one of the aims is to consider and explore different aspects of life, including how our past informs the present as well as the different relationships we form in life. This can help to create some clarity and awareness of your life experience and have a positive effect on all areas of your life by offering the possibility of change.

I believe that one of the most important aspects of good therapy is the therapeutic relationship. This forms a core part of my approach to therapy and I feel it should be a collaborative process.

I also offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) therapy which is a specific type of therapy that has been developed to help processing with trauma and managing anxiety.


I offer therapy in English as well as German.

Training, qualifications & experience


My training included different approaches to therapy and I hold a MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy (ADEP)–both from Regent’s University in London. I also hold a MSC in Addiction from King's College London. I have also completed a certificate in couples counselling at The Grove in London.

I have also completed training in EMDR therapy and I’m a member of the EMDR Association U.K. and Ireland

I am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as well as a member of the Society of Existential Analysis (SEA).

I adhere to the UCKP Ethical Framework, attend regular Supervision with a UKCP registered supervisor and CPD training

Apart from my work as a counsellor and psychotherapist I also have over fifteen years experience of working in the voluntary sector in different capacities and in close collaboration with services within the NHS.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Cultural identity

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Integrative

Fees

Additional information

My fees for a 50 minute session start at £50.00 at Sunbury and £70 at London Bridge.

Concessions are available.

Availability

Early morning and evening appointments also available

Skype sessions available

Sunbury
Surrey
TW16

Number 42 Psychotherapy and Wellbeing
42 Borough High Street
London
SE1 1XW

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Couples

Additional languages

German

Sabine Fairbairn

Sabine Fairbairn