Sara Hope Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

MBACP (Accred)

About me

Hi. Whether you have had previous experience of counselling or are thinking about it for the first time, I know that taking that first step can be a daunting experience. The relationship between you and your counsellor is paramount, so it’s vital that you choose one with whom you feel comfortable.

I am passionate about supporting my clients, both in their present circumstances and, where possible, in seeking to achieve the best possible outcomes for their futures, by offering a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and empathic counselling service.

I believe that being supported in exploring your difficulties can help you to make a positive difference to your emotional well-being as well as improving your chances of fulfilling your potential.

I am trained in Person-centred and Psychodynamic orientations and am able to incorporate CBT skills and Motivational Enhancement Therapy. I combine these, working intuitively and creatively, tailored to your individual needs. This might involve exploring your current difficulties or looking at your past and childhood experiences to discover how they are impacting on the present.

My therapy room is in Hayes, on the borders of Bromley and Croydon boroughs, with ample free parking and excellent public transport links via train, bus and tram, making it easily accessible. I am also able to offer counselling in Croydon.

I am able to offer short-term, focussed therapy sessions as well as longer term counselling, to suit your needs.

I value my clients as individual, with unique personal experiences and challenges, so why not contact me for an informal chat about how I might be able to help you?

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Accredited Member of the BACP (Membership number 768104)

Amongst my counselling qualifications I hold the following:

  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
  • Diploma in Trauma Therapy
  • Certificate in CBT Skills
  • CPCAB Level 2 Award in Understanding Substance Misuse

My experience includes working with clients experiencing:

  • mental health issues including stress, anxiety and depression
  • relationship difficulties
  • addiction (including alcohol, drug, gambling, porn and sex addiction)
  • bereavement and other significant loss (including redundancy, relationships)
  • child abuse and neglect
  • self harm and suicidal thoughts

I work with clients of all ages and backgrounds. I have experience of working with many complex presenting issues.

I see clients referred through agencies, Employee Assistance Programmes, IAPT and in private practice

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I welcome enquiries in relation to EAP (Employee Assistance Programmes)

Fees

Additional information

Fees for 2022 from £45 a session

£45 for an initial assessment in Bromley, £55 in Croydon

£45 per session (50 minutes) in Bromley, £55 in Croydon

EAP/3rd Party/Charity funded enquiries welcomed:

£50 per session (50 minutes) in Bromley, £60 in Croydon

A small number of off-peak reduced-rate sessions available from time to time - please enquire

When I work

I am available Monday-Friday 9am-9pm 

Further information

I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Code of Ethics in all areas of my work.

I hold professional indemnity insurance and have a current DBS (Disclosure & Baring Service) check. I have completed both Children and Adult Safeguarding training.

All my client work includes initial and ongoing assessments.

Hayes, Bromley, Kent, BR2 7QR

Croydon, CR0 6AN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom