Sara Bruce-Vanderpuye BA(Hons) Registered MBACP

Sara Bruce-Vanderpuye BA(Hons) Registered MBACP

Thames Ditton

07932 782852

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About me

Often we spend so much time meeting the expectations of others, or our own personal demands, the thought of focusing on ourselves can feel indulgent. It can be life changing to create the time to talk and reflect alongside an experienced professional.

In a safe non judgmental environment, where you can share with confidence your thoughts and feelings, openly and honestly you might find you are able to gain a clearer understanding of what your are experiencing and life may begin to feel less overwhelming.

Whatever brings you to counselling, whether things are not as you want them to be, you have been managing early and painful experiences or just want to feel better than you currently do, I will offer emotional and professional support to help you explore what is concerning you.

How I work

As an Integrative Counsellor, Yoga and Mindfulness practitioner I draw from Western and Eastern psychological approaches, depending on your needs.

I work with clients in short and long term therapy. After our initial meeting together you can decide what you think will work best for you.  Each session lasts 50 minutes

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified BA (Hons) Integrative Counsellor and qualified yoga and mindfulness practitioner.

My work includes a private practice in Thames Ditton for short and long term therapy. I also work for an organisation dedicated to Community Counselling and creating emotional and mental well-being. I have supported a GP practice for patients managing a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress, feeling sad, abuse, trauma, sexuality, addiction, eating disorders, bereavement and relationship problems.

I am committed to ongoing professional training as per the BACP guidelines and regularly attend workshops for continued professional development.

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Parenting
  • Life changes and transitions
  • Assertiveness
  • Personal development
  • Negative Body Image
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Emotional Well-being


Initial fifty minute appointment £30 and £50 for each subsequent counselling session.

I feel it is important that counselling is accessible to all and so a limited number of places for clients with financial difficulties are available with reduced rates for students.

Further information

My practice is easily accessible by public transport, using Thames Ditton station and Surbiton Station. From Thames Ditton there are direct trains every half hour to and from Waterloo (35 minutes), Clapham Junction and Wimbledon (15 minutes), and other stations on the Hampton Court Line. The 514 and 515 buses, run between Kingston, Surbiton, Esher and Cobham.

Thames Ditton is close to the A3 and M25 and there is plenty of free roadside parking available.

  • Valid DBS check
  • Liability/indemnity insurance
  • First Aid Certificate

Maps & Directions

Thames Ditton, KT7

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday to Friday, day time and evening appointments. Some Saturday morning appointments may be available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults