Sarah Bashford, UKCP, Psychotherapist,Supervisor for Individual, Cpls and CISD
UKCP psychotherapist with over 30 years experience, offering both brief and long term work for individuals and couples. I aim to bring a warm, empathic but clear thinking approach to the work thereby helping you to gain deeper insights and resolve difficult situations relating to both present and past events. Talking to a trained psychotherapist in a safe, confidential setting is a way of understanding your life and through this starting to take responsibility for making different choices. Difficulties I frequently deal with include anxiety, stress and panic attacks, depression including generalised anxiety disorder, post natal depression and bereavement. This can include a programme of learning mindfulness relaxation techniques if this is an appropriate treatment. I work with couples to help make a more meaningful relationship, looking at issues and feelings that may be holding them back. I also work with controlled separation and divorce and the impact this can have on the children.
My core training has been in Psychodynamic psychotherapy however my work draws on the strengths of many disciplines including Psychoanalytic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Solution Focused and Trauma/Critical Incident therapy. This enables me to bring an integrative approach to suit the individual needs. Most of my training was completed with Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF).More recently I have qualified as a licensed Practitioner in Understanding Your Eating, for people struggling to overcome disordered eating. This programme can be delivered individually or as a group.
Additionally I have many years of experience working for Social Services, as a counsellor trainer and as a Case Manager/Telephone counsellor for a busy Employee Assistance Programme.
My current work is divided between my private practice established in 1998 and working as a Health and Wellbeing Therapist for BUPA, CIGNA as well as a variety of Employee Assistance Programmes including Critical Incident Response. I also work at a local Hospital offering therapy to both Inpatients and Outpatients for couples, individuals and relatives, including end of life therapy.
I am a trained supervisor and am able to offer supervision on a regular basis to practitioners who are trainees or qualified counsellors/psychotherapists.
Training, qualifications & experience
Member UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) Membership no.07159374
Member FPC (Foundation of Psychotherapy and Counselling)
Westminster Pastoral Foundation Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
Post Graduate Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Post Graduate Certificate in working with Eating Disorders
Licensed Practitioner- www.understandingyoureating.co.uk
Critical incident training
Diploma in Supervision
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
Fees be negotiated at first session.
Individual sessions last for 50 mins. Couples sessions last for 1 hour.
Sessions take place on a regular day and time once or twice a week.
Evening and Saturday appointments available.
BUPA recognised Provider number 3000 3547 through GP recommendation
CIGNA recognised Provider number 192191
Critical Incident/Trauma Responder
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Availability Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday daytime. Monday to Friday evenings and some Saturday mornings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Highly experienced UKCP registered psychotherapist and supervisor with over 30 years working as a therapist and supervisor in brief and long term work.