Sara Bruce-Vanderpuye BA(Hons) Registered MBACP
I understand that deciding to see a counsellor and making that first contact, can be a huge step. Whatever brings you to counselling, whether things are not as you want them to be, you feel overwhelmed or just want to feel better than you currently do, I will offer emotional support and help you to explore what is concerning you.
Often we spend so much time meeting the expectations of others, or our own personal demands and 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.
I aim to provide a safe, calm, non judgmental environment, where we can work together. You can share with confidence your thoughts and feelings, openly and honestly. With clearer understanding of what you are feeling, life may begin to feel less overwhelming and more fulfilling.
How I work
As an Integrative Counsellor I draw from a range of psychological approaches, depending on your needs.
I work with clients in short and long term therapy. After the initial meeting together you can decide what will work for you. Each session lasts 50 minutes
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor with a BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling. I have regular supervision with a BACP accredited supervisor.
My work includes a private practice in Thames Ditton offering short and long term therapy for individuals (16 and over). Working for a large organisation dedicated to Community Counselling. I have experience working with NHS clients with 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Life changes and transitions
- Personal development
- Negative Body Image
- Low Self Esteem
- Emotional Well-being
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
Initial fifty minute appointment £30 and £45 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.
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
Type of session
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Monday to Friday, weekday and evening appointments. Some Saturday morning appointments.
Types of client