Sara Bruce-Vanderpuye BA(Hons) Registered MBACP
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- 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 attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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 £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.
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, day time and evening appointments. Some Saturday morning appointments may be available.
Types of client