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Sara Bruce-Vanderpuye BA(Hons) Registered MBACP

Thames Ditton, Surrey, KT7
07932 782852 07932 782852
Thames Ditton, Surrey, KT7

About me

You are what makes you unique. My philosophy is that we are perfect in our imperfection and each and every one of us deserves to seek a happier, fuller life, one where we are at peace with ourselves. I will work with you to understand what that means for you, with the belief that mental health and healing develops from within.

Experience has taught me that life is never a smooth road and it challenges all of us at different times. For many, life can constantly feel difficult to manage and is often a lonely struggle.

You will learn to access strength and internal resources which may have become obscured and going forward, you will be able to draw on these skills in the future, when necessary.

I will work alongside you with a combination of compassion, empowerment, acceptance, and a belief that with help, you can develop new perspectives and grow into the life that you want.

What to do next?

If you are unsure if therapy is right for you or have any questions, please telephone me for a FREE informal consultation to discuss how we can work together. Alternatively, text or email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Tel: 07932 782 852

Email: sbruvan@yahoo.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA(Hons) Registered MBACP Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist
  • British Wheel of Yoga Teacher and Foundation Course Tutor

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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 facilitating emotional and mental well-being workshops. 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.

As a registered counsellor with BACP, I am committed to ongoing professional training and regularly attend workshops for continued current and professional development.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Photos & videos


I am offering a FREE 20 minute initial phone call during the current COVID -19 crisis. Subsequent zoom or telephone session cost £45 for 50 minutes. In person appointments cost £55, £35 for the initial meeting.

I feel it is important that counselling is accessible to all. A limited number of places for clients with financial difficulties are available with reduced rates for students please contact me to discuss.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Further information

I am located in Thames Ditton, a short walk from Thames Ditton Station or a 20 minute walk from Surbiton Station. My practice is within easy reach of Esher, Weybridge, Cobham and the A3. There is plenty of unrestricted parking.

It is easily accessible by public transport from Kingston, New Malden and Richmond.

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

Thames Ditton

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Monday to Friday, day and evening appointments. Some Saturday morning appointments are available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Sara Bruce-Vanderpuye BA(Hons) Registered MBACP

Sara Bruce-Vanderpuye BA(Hons) Registered MBACP