About me

Hi, I'm Sally.

I can provide a confidential, non-judgemental and supportive space for you to talk about anything you want to. I can help you understand yourself better and find your own voice. Therapy can help you to connect with your feelings, identify your own values, find meaning, and gain the courage to live your life more fully. I have a leaning towards person-centred and existential therapy but work in an integrative way which means I can adapt my approach to suit your own individual needs.

As a science teacher in East London, I gained a wide range of experience with people from all different backgrounds, interests, ages, genders and ethnicities. My job in a Sixth Form College gave me an understanding of a wide range of issues faced by young people starting out in life. I enjoy learning and my interest in physics fuels, interest in philosophy as another type of exploration into the world and how we understand our place within it. My life experience makes me well placed to help people going through life transitions and dealing with loss. I have a special interest in relationships and self-esteem issues.

As well as my own practice I have been a therapist at a low-cost counselling service in Clapham and I am currently a Volunteer Bereavement Counsellor for a local hospice.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of East London)
  • ​Foundation Certificate in Counselling, Coaching and Psychotherapy (Existential Academy)
  • ​Certificate in Volunteer Bereavement Counsellor Training (St.Francis Hospice)
  • ​BSc. Physics (Cardiff)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Oxford)

Member organisations


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

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.


Additional information

£60 per 50 minute session

A concessionary rate of £40 is available.

Further information

I am offer online counselling and also face to face sessions in Upminster.

East London

Type of session

In person
Sally Barnes

Sally Barnes