Sacha Barlow

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

MA (UKCP) Couples & Individuals
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Oxford, OX2 7TL
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome,  there is no problem too large and no problem too small to bring to therapy.  

Together we can discuss whatever you feel is most important without any pressure or judgement.  A problem shared can be a problem halved. The simple act of exploring, with a neutral party can reveal new solutions.

I seem to find a number of different types of people come to work with me,  many are students, some from abroad,  medical professionals, artists and therapy trainees.  I also work with couples who are trying to make their relationship function more effectively, or split up more amicably.  

I have a personal interest in healthy living, and will be happy to point you in the direction of alternative options for healing should you wish.

I am a fully qualified and accredited counsellor and a psychotherapist, working since 1997 and first UKCP registered in 2001.  

I have counselled in a number of settings, including a GP surgery, hospital outpatients psychiatric,  college of further education.  Services for people affected by disability, and London Marriage Guidance.

Some clients find resolution of their concerns after relatively few sessions and others come to me to embark on long term therapy.   In addition, I offer integrative supervision for counsellors.

If you would like to book a session please do drop me an email with some info, of what sort of assistance you are seeking and an idea of your availability and I will do my very best to get back to you.  

Please note I have a well trained medium sized dog who sits in / likely sleeping, on all sessions.  He is happy to say hello or to respect your distance as you wish, but I do realise this may not be an ideal situation for everyone. 

Training, qualifications & experience

MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Regent's College 2000

Diploma in Supervision of Counsellors from CCPE. 2001

London Marriage Guidance in couple and marital therapy 2004 training 18 months

post-qualifying Certificate for previously qualified adult therapists to Counsel Children, with Place2Be, 2018.

Person centered counselling at Metanoia Institute, and training by CRUISE, in bereavement care.

British Infertility Counselling Association foundation course.

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Photos & videos


£60.00 - £90.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

I charge £65  (regular fee) for 50 minutes for individuals, (low fee £55).    

Couples £80 (regular fee) £65 (low fee) for 50 min.  I usually see clients once weekly for 50 minutes, but have on occasion seen clients more often or for longer periods such as 75 min sessions.

One week notice is requested for cancelling a regular standing appointment. 48 hours notice is requested to cancel and ad hoc session. Full payment is expected for missed sessions or late cancellation.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Weekdays 930am - 300pm

Now offering limited evening appointments 6:00pm- 8:00pm.  Evening sessions are billed at 1.5 the normal rate and are held in the garden studio.  

Salisbury Crescent, Oxford, OX2 7TL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Sacha Barlow
Sacha Barlow