Sarah Bashford UKCP Psychotherapist,Ind,cpls & specialist in Eating Disorders.

Sarah Bashford UKCP Psychotherapist,Ind,cpls & specialist in Eating Disorders.

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Forest Row
East Sussex

07932 243254

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About me

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-

Mindfulness Training

Critical incident training

Diploma in Supervision

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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.

Further information

BUPA recognised Provider number 3000 3547  through GP recommendation
CIGNA recognised Provider number 192191
Critical Incident/Trauma Responder

Maps & Directions

Forest Row, RH18

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


Availability Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday daytime and evening except Friday evening.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

With over 30 years experience and a Post Qualification Diploma in Individual Supervision, I offer supervision for Counsellors, Psychotherapists and those in related professions.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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