Sara Brophy

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Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1LA
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About me

Mental health is an important aspect of everyone's life. I have over 15 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, parents and families in a variety of clinical settings such as the NHS, private practice, school and charity mental health organisations.

My experience includes working with clients who are struggling with a variety of difficulties such as; depression, anxiety (panic, phobia, etc), trauma, divorce and/or separation, identity challenges, grief/bereavement, breakdown of family relationships, parenting/carer challenges, bullying at school or work, low self-esteem, self-harm, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive thinking and compulsive behaviour (OCD), disordered eating, poor emotional regulation and neurodevelopmental challenges experienced by people diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)/Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Autism. I have also supported people to manage the psychological and practical challenges of people who have emigrated from their country of birth by choice and as a refugee. 

I think it takes a lot of courage to seek mental health support. I offer a safe and non-judgemental space to think with individuals, parents, couples and families about their difficulties and their strengths and I support them to make the changes they would like to make. These changes often include changing ones thoughts, feelings and behaviours and communication style to develop new ways to regulate internal emotions, connect with others and cope with life's experiences. I am systemically trained and I believe that everyone's mental health is greatly influenced by the quality of the relationships in our lives. So I believe that it is important to think about relationships, even with individual clients. I practices as an integrative therapist meaning that I incorporate strategies and interventions from a variety of theoretical perspectives. 

I have worked with people from age 6 to 60 years old from various racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and with diverse identities with regards to gender, disability and sexual orientation. Identity is both a concept and a process that is complex and fluid. Our identity shapes how we see ourselves, how others see us and our day to day experiences in the society in which we live. Identity is an important aspect of everyone's mental health and well being and therefore it is important to be able to think and talk about it during therapy. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Michigan (1995), a master's degree in Social Work from Boston University (2002) in the United States and a master's degree in Psychological Therapies with Children, Young People and Families from the Tavistock & Portman Clinic/University of East London (2015) in the UK. I completed a year of post-graduate training in Systemic Family Practice from Kings College (2019). Since 2016, I have been registered with and accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) as a psychodynamic psychotherapist.

Member organisations

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British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

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BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council
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British Psychoanalytic Council

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Divorce, separation, step-parent, step children, grief, bereavement, emotional regulation, refugee, identity.


£75.00 - £130.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

  • Individual therapy - £75 per 50 minutes session
  • Couples/parent therapy - £90 per 50 minute session
  • Family therapy - £130 per 90 minute session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Additional availability for online sessions.

Further information

I offer individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults as well as systemic therapy for couples, parents and families.

LEAF Health, 47 Bancroft Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1LA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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