Sara Vaughan

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Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Canterbury CT4 & CT2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Does it feel like stress and anxiety are taking a toll on your day-to-day life, or maybe a recent life event has left you feeling depressed and out of control, it’s important to know that you don’t have to suffer in silence or deal with emotional turmoil alone.

Are you wondering why certain patterns keep repeating in your life? Do you ask yourself why you do the things you do, or how you can find more happiness? I’m passionate about helping people find the answers to these questions and understand themselves better. - together we can unpick the hows and whys and choose different ways of being.

I'm here to guide you through these challenges and empower you to make the positive changes you want. With my support, you can discover your inner strength and find greater confidence and fulfilment, enabling you to have better relationships with others but more importantly with yourself.

I firmly believe that talking about our problems is just one part of the equation. Being able to put the ideas into practice in the real world is vital, so I ensure that you are empowered with understanding the reasons behind the difficulties in your life (for example: feelings of depression or loneliness, relationship issues, difficulties in setting healthy boundaries or the inability to move past perfectionist tendencies) and provide you with tools and techniques that will enable you to break free from old patterns and continue to live more authentically long after our therapeutic sessions are over.

Therapy is a unique and highly personal journey, so making sure you pick the right therapist is key. I offer a free 30-minute video consultation, where you can briefly explain your reasons for seeking counselling and I will explain how I see us working together. You are then free to decide whether or not I’m the right counsellor for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • SEG Level 6 Advanced Specialist Diploma in Counselling Young People
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • Private practice since 2020.
  • Experience with a charity offering Low-Cost counseling to the East Kent Community.
  • Involvement with a Domestic Abuse Charity.
  • Experience working in Primary and Secondary school settings


  • The Impact of Mental Health on Sexual Relationships and Intimacy - Dr Anna Preston
  • Disappointment, Embitterment, Entitlement, Grievance - An Introduction to Narcissism - Steve Starkey
  • Recognising and Working with Autistic Spectrum Condition within the therapy room - Cheryl Sieloff
  • Imagery Rescripting – An evidence-based intervention for childhood trauma - Steve Sharkey
  • Understanding Vicarious Trauma - Dr Anna Preston
  • Understanding the Spectrum of Domestic Violence - Christiane Sanderson
  • Working with substance abuse - Adrian Hemmings
  • Understanding Vicarious Trauma - Dr Anna Preston
  • The Web of Shame in the Therapeutic Space - Christiane Sanderson
  • Sexuality in the Consulting Room – Brian Fenton
  • Working with Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse - Christiane Sanderson

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


£50.00 - £85.00
Free initial online session

Additional information

I currently have a few weekly sessions available where I can offer a discretionary reduced fee. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Canterbury, Kent, CT4

Roper Close, Canterbury, Kent, CT2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

Google Meet
Sara Vaughan
Sara Vaughan