Sara Hope MBACP (Accred)
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)
- 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
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.
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I welcome enquiries in relation to EAP (Employee Assistance Programmes)
Fees for 2020 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
I am available Monday-Friday 9am-9pm and I have a limited number of weekend appointments available subject to discussion
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.