Sara Koster-Marcon 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.

Systemic Individuals, Couples & Families Psychotherapist
Lymington, Hampshire, SO41

About me

I am a Systemic Families & Couples Psychotherapist. I meet with Individuals, Couples & Families.

Having worked in the NHS and in private practice in the last 12 years, I have had the honour to meet with clients from many different backgrounds, in inpatients and outpatients services, in schools and by promoting awareness and understanding of emotional and mental health in schools and in social services' communities. 

Systemic therapy enables family members, individuals and couples to express and explore difficulties in a safe space, sharing beliefs and views and appreciating each other’s needs, building on strengths and making useful changes in their lives. 

Families, couples and individuals have unique relationships with their families of origin, work colleagues, friends, within their cultural context and as part of the wider context. Each person thinks, feels, talks and behaves in different ways. Each person has different strengths and worries and relationship difficulties and  may be dealing with life stresses like mental and physical illness, moving home, a new job, a birth, a loss, etc. 

Family and Systemic Therapy with families, couples and individuals can help identify unhelpful patterns of relating, dynamics that keep the problems going and together finds the resources in the individuals and in the couple/family's ways of relating that promote change in the individuals' preferred ways of being and communicating with one another while finding their own needs met and those of the people around them.

I also provide Interpersonal Psychotherapy, an evidence based approach, which supports clients with depression to fully understand the nature and development of the symptoms they feel affected by and to become confident in understanding how to manage them in a healthy way with the support of close relationships. 

The unique encounters I have experienced with clients coping with mental health difficulties, with the support of evidence based techniques, enables me to provide the best therapeutic tools according to the clients’ needs.

I provide supports to clients affected by:

- Relationship & marital difficulties
- Parenting difficulties
- Depression
- Anxiety
- Low self-esteem
- Stress and worry

I also offer consultations to parents concerned about their children’s emotional and behavioural difficulties. I believe in providing a safe and warm space for clients who reach out to further explore their lives and stories, and my approach aims at building people’s strengths and relational resources in a collaborative way.

I offer therapy sessions in English and Italian.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Systemic Family & Couples Psychotherapy- King’s College London & Institute of Psychiatry
  • PG Dip CYP IAPT, Children and Young People, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: PG Dip Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression- King’s College London, University College London & Anna Freud Centre
  • BSc Psychology- Universita’ degli Studi di Padova
  • Cert  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)- King’s College London, University College London & Anna Freud Centre
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Accreditation (DBT)- The Association for Psychological Therapies
  • Family- Based Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training (FB-IPT)- Anna Freud Centre
  • AMBIT Lead: Team Leader for Adolescent Mentalization Based Integrative Treatment- Anna Freud Centre
  • Professional Membership with UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP

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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Parenting difficulties


£110.00 per session
Free initial online session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Clients’ feedback:

“Sara has helped me find my authentic self. She guided me session by session with clear goals about what I wanted to get out of our meetings. She is very warm and made me feel comfortable when talking about difficult stuff. I now feel more confident and see life from a happier place.” EM

“After our sessions I thought everyone should have family therapy! Our son started to have behavioural difficulties at school. We couldn’t see a way out. She helped us see the problem from a wider perspective and not make him the problem. We can now all see what we do to contribute to that. We found better ways of communicating our emotions and be there for one another. Sara also helped us set up meetings with the school to make sure we are all on the same page in supporting him.” AW

“My wife and I were struggling in our marriage for a long time. The sessions with Sara helped us finding solutions to our issues. We now feel equipped to talk to each other and enjoy our marriage again. I was initially reluctant. Her transparency and patience helped me see the benefits of therapy.” DM

Lymington, Hampshire, SO41

Type of session


Types of client


Additional languages


Online platforms

Sara Koster-Marcon

Sara Koster-Marcon