Sara Dewar

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MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP
Available for new clients
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Lichfield WS14 & Brighton BN1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I’m Sara. I’m a warm and open-minded therapist who offers a welcoming and safe space for both couples and individuals. Thank you for reading my profile and, if you are considering having therapy, you have taken the first brave, and often difficult, step. You might be reading this because you are feeling depressed and finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning. Maybe you feel constantly on edge and your anxiety is making it hard to focus. Perhaps you and your partner are not as close as you were, or one of you has had an affair. You may be worried about how it might affect your children. It could be that you want to talk about being neurodiverse, or need support in deciding whether to have an assessment. I understand how overwhelming day-to-day life can be in an isolating world, particularly if you are also navigating conflict, trauma or loneliness. Beginning therapy for the first time or starting the process again with a new therapist can be daunting, and I am here to help make this process as gentle as possible.

Finding the right therapist who you feel a connection with is key to the healing process. I believe that no one can know you better than you know yourself, and this belief is reflected in my therapeutic approach. I am a genuine and open therapist who welcomes and accepts whoever you are now, as well as whoever you may have been in the past. As a person-centred therapist, I will walk beside you in your therapeutic journey as you work through your issues at your own pace. I am not here to judge, preach or tell you what to do. Instead, I will listen with empathy, respect and unconditional acceptance, mindful of the need to encourage a compassionate and kind relationship with yourself. We will explore past and present feelings, emotions, behaviours and issues in a safe environment. This process encourages improvements to self-esteem, self-awareness and understanding, empowering you to grow, heal, and live your life in a way that feels authentic to you.

In addition to therapy, I offer personal and business coaching. I tailor the process to suit your individual needs, values and beliefs. Together we will establish goals and create a plan of action, and I will provide support in achieving them.

I am currently able to offer face-to-face appointments in Lichfield, but not Brighton.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy (Distinction)
  • Postgraduate certificate in counselling 
  • Qualified, insured and registered member of the BACP


I have experience working with a range of client issues. My training has included counselling clients at a charity that supports people affected by sexual violence and domestic abuse, as well as relationship counselling at Relate. I have also volunteered as a coach at Paul’s Cancer Support Centre working with people affected by cancer, as well as their families and friends.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£50.00 - £80.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Sessions are 50 minutes in length. Fees are as follows:

  • individual (daytime) £50
  • couples (daytime) £65
  • individual (evenings from 5 p.m and weekends) £65
  • couples (evenings from 5 p.m and weekends) £80

Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14

Brighton, East Sussex, BN1

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