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About me

"Who looks outside, dreams.  Who looks inside, awakens." - Carl Jung. 

I am a BACP Accredited counsellor and my way of working is integrated-relational.  This means I draw on a number of different therapeutic perspectives such as psychodynamic, humanistic and existentialist theories which includes family systems theory.  However, I believe the overall importance is the relationship between the client and the counsellor.  Establishing trust and safety is paramount, in a confidential setting which enables clients to feel heard and understood, without someone passing judgement and validating their difficulties that are being experienced.

My aim as a therapist is to give you an experience of being supported and guided no matter what your struggle may be from relationship problems, work, anger, bereavement, divorce, addiction, co-dependency, illness, depression, anxiety or unhappiness.  I can help you understand your unique situation so that you can make clear and solid choices that work for you.  I help support my clients to identify their current struggles and how they view the world within those struggles in order to find deeper meaning and purpose. 

I have extensive experience in working with individuals, couples and groups; having facilitated various workshops for many years.  I run a private practice at home in Epsom where there is ample parking available on the main road, bus routes close by and the train station is a short walk away.

I'm aware how difficult it can be to reach out for support and equally a daunting prospect on choosing the right therapist for you. With this in mind, I offer a free 30 minute initial assessment for individual clients only, where we get an opportunity to meet, discuss what your needs and expectations are from the counselling process and it also enables me to get a brief personal history. This assessment gives us both a chance to mutually decide if we could successfully work together. Also we would explore key goals and practicalities such as time of sessions, length (short or long term) and fees.  I do offer a limited number of concessions for people with financial hardship. I have times available during the day and evenings.

I am passionate about my continuous professional development and actively seek on-going training and personal therapy. Also in accordance with the BACP (British Association for Counsellor's and Psychotherapists) ethical framework, I am bound to receiving regular clinical supervision. This enables me to discuss particular client aspects with a highly experienced counsellor, maintaining client anonymity at all times.

I offer week-day and evening appointments. It is my usual practise to offer one 50 minute session per week which will cost £70 per session. The frequency of sessions can be discussed during the free of charge initial consultation for individual clients.

As a result of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic, I offer online Zoom, Facetime or telephone therapy sessions. I am currently returning to face-to-face sessions, but clients must take a rapid flow test 24hrs before attending with a negative result.


Couples Therapy

'Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it'.  - A Course in Miracles

- Are you struggling with your partner?
- Feeling frustrated, stuck, anxious or stressed in your marriage/relationship?
- You cannot talk about anything without a fight or avoid talking about some things entirely because it is not worth the headache.
- Are you living together but separate lives?
- Are you currently single and tired of dead end relationships and looking for long lasting love?

Couples come for therapy when one or both partners are expressing distress or dissatisfaction in the relationship. The content of this distress can be anything from feeling a lack of intimacy, emotional closeness or physical desire to issues involving communication, affairs, the possibility of separation or divorce, parenting issues or lack of meaning and connection. My approach to working with couples invites both partners to express themselves authentically and identify their needs. We will work together to develop ways of communication that helps resolve conflict and bring awareness and closeness to the couples relationship.

If you would like to book an initial assessment in order to meet and discuss how therapy can benefit you, please email or call me.
Sessions are for either 60 minutes for £85 or 90 Minutes for £120.


Group Therapy

"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves" Viktor E Frankl

I facilitate a monthly Women's therapy group. The group helps women share their personal struggles in their life removing the defences or blocks that have been created throughout their lives in order to live a fuller happier life.

Here are the dates for group on a Tuesday for 2021:-

9th March
23rd March
6th April
20th April
4th May
18th May - no group
1st June
15th June
29th June
13th July
27th July
10th August - No Group summer break
24th August - No Group summer break
7th September -  No Group summer break
21st September
5th October - at St Johns Parish Centre
19th October - Zoom
2nd November - at St Johns Parish Centre
16th November - Zoom
30th November - Xmas Get Together
14th December - last group of year - at St Johns Parish Centre

THIS GROUP IS NOW CLOSED AS NO AVAILABLE SPACES AVAILABLE.


'NEW WOMEN'S THERAPY SUPPORT GROUP STARTING WEDNESDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2021'

Using Zoom from 19:00 - 21:00 every fortnight.
There are still spaces available, if you would like to join the group, please contact me on Sadiyetherapy@gmail.com or my mobile 07903419703.

If you are unable to attend group, you must give 48 hours notice or you will need to pay the full fee.

Wednesday Group Dates 2021 as follows:-

3rd March
17th March
31st March
14th April
28th April
12th May
26th May
9th June
23rd June
7th July
21st July
4th August
18th August - No Group summer break
1st September - No Group summer break
15th September -  No Group summer break
29th September
13th October
27th October
10th November
24th November
8th December - last group of year

Training, qualifications & experience

AQA accredited: Advanced Certificate in Counselling - Kingston College

BA (Hons) degree MBACP Integrated-Relational Counselling (Middlesex University)

5 years experience in group work - using gestalt and psychodrama

Certificate in 'Group work and Individual Therapy' with Ari Badaines (Life-Force Counselling)

I have a lot of experience in the addiction field and working with couples. 

Since 2005, I have been working with clients and co-facilitating in various experiential workshops and support groups which included using Leonard Orr's 'rebirthing' (Integrated breathwork) and Bert Hellinger's family constellations.

Trained in Transpersonal Couples Councelling & Psychotherapy at the CCPE (Centre of Counselling & Psychotherapy Education)

Professional training in MULTI-GENERATIONAL PSYCHO-TRAUMATOLOGY and THE CONSTELLATION OF THE INTENTION by Vivian Broughton and Franz Ruppert


Personal Development

Imago Relationship Workshop - 'Getting the love you want'.

Family Constellation Workshops

Clearmind International Workshops - The Awakening, The Rude Awakening, Relationship Alive, Drawing down the Moon and The Edge (Vancouver, UK, Dublin and Liverpool)

Woman Within International - 'Woman Within Workshop'

Colin Tipping - Radical Forgiveness Workshop (Atlanta, USA)

Working with the Here and Now - Making Space workshop

Crucible Therapy - Masterclass Training with Dr David Schnarch and Dr Ruth Moorhouse

Developing Group Facilitation Training at The Gestalt Centre London.

Pornography and Addiction Workshop

Systemic Psychotherapy Workshop

Working with dreams and Imagery Workshop

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Training

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.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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.

National Counselling Society

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

Love and Sex Addiction
Co-dependency
Other behavioural addictions

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Fees:-

  • Individual - £70 for 50 minutes,
  • Couples £85 for 60 minutes or £120 for 90 minutes
  • I also offer a limited number of low cost places (minimum £45)
  • Concessions available for students

Cancellation policy - 48 hour notice. Any sessions cancelled within 48 hours are chargeable at the full rate.

Availability

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 20:00

Further information

Iyengar trained Yoga Teacher
Student of 'A Course in Miracles'

As a result of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic, I offer online Zoom, Facetime or telephone therapy sessions. I am currently returning to face-to-face sessions, but clients must take a rapid flow test 24hrs before attending with a negative result.

Epsom
Surrey
KT19

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Sadiye Purslow BA (Hons) Integrative-relational Counsellor, MBACP (Accred)

Sadiye Purslow BA (Hons) Integrative-relational Counsellor, MBACP (Accred)