Sara Lewis

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MBACP Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London W3 & SE21
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Trusting another person with your struggles and personal distress is a brave but difficult first step to healing. I understand that, and work hard to provide a therapeutic environment which honours this decision, moving at a pace you feel comfortable with. 

Person centred counselling operates from the belief that every person can become more fully functioning when given the necessary conditions of non-judgement, empathy and authenticity, which as your counsellor I will offer during our work together. I believe that the therapeutic relationship should be rooted in equality and mutuality, and so I will sit alongside you, working with you to help make sense of difficult experiences and emotional struggles. 

I offer both short and long term therapy, recognising the uniqueness of each individuals therapeutic goals. This is something we can decide – and review – as we work together.

I have been counselling online for a number of years, and have discovered that this way of working offers a number of benefits to clients. Many have found it not only more convenient and flexible, but also welcomed the opportunity to meet with a therapist in the safety and comfort of a place familiar to them. I feel strongly that online working is not ‘less than’,  and provides a unique and accessible therapeutic experience.

I hold the following professional memberships, which have ethical guidelines and principles that I adhere to in my practice:

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Association of Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

If you would like to book a free 15 minute video call to assess if we can work together, please email me with a sentence or two about what you brings you to counselling and your availability for sessions, and I will aim to get back to you within 24 hours.

I work with adults and children 14+.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person Centred)
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Specialist training and supervision in working with Neurodiversity 
  • Ongoing training in Boarding School Syndrome
  • In depth CPD for working with gender expansive and transgender clients

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a particular interest and experience in working in the following areas:

  • LGBTQIA+
  • Neurodiversity
  • Boarding school survivors and their families

Fees

£40.00 - £55.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

My standard rate is £50 for a 50 minute session.

Equality and access to support is important to me, and I am committed to making counselling accessible. For this reason, I always ensure I have a minimum of two sessions per week available at a reduced fee for those who are not in a position to pay my standard rate. Thank you to my clients paying the full fee who make this possible.

If you require one of these sessions, please mention this in your initial enquiry.

When I work

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Further information

Due to the nature of online work, I do not take on new clients in crisis. If you are having serious and persistant thoughts of taking your own life, please consider contacting your local crisis team, or the Samaritans on 116 123.

Grafton Road, London, Greater London, W3

London, Greater London, SE21

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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