Sarah Bernard

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MBACP (Accred)
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London, SW11
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About me

I am a fully qualified, experienced, BACP accredited counsellor with a private practice in Battersea. 

There are times in life when we all need support. By creating a safe, empathic environment I can work with you to process tough emotions and come to terms with them. Normalising difficult feelings and finding healthy ways to express them is particularly beneficial for building resilience and moving forward.

How it works

Therapy sessions are confidential. This means that you can talk about things you might not feel able to discuss with anyone else, in a safe environment, knowing you will not be judged. As your therapist, I will aim to help you find better ways to cope and bring about changes to improve your mental and emotional wellbeing.

As an integrative therapist, I use different techniques from a range of therapeutic models to suit each client and their individual circumstances. This model allows me to respond to you in a way that will best fit your needs and empower you to process even the most challenging emotions. Listening to your questions and beliefs about counselling at the outset is crucial as it will enable us to form a trusting relationship which forms the basis for positive therapeutic work.

What I can help with

Areas I can help with include anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, OCD, depression, panic attacks, low self esteem, loss, bereavement, alcoholism, eating disorders, relationship problems, family and work issues. By providing a supportive and non-judgemental space, I enable you to express and make sense of the most difficult of feelings.

An experienced bereavement counsellor, I worked for a number of years supporting bereaved family members, of all ages, in a hospice setting.

I have extensive experience supporting children and young people with a wide range of issues like depression, anxiety, bereavement and loneliness that can arise for many reasons including family separation, bullying, and the loss of a loved one. I worked as a counsellor in a primary school for a number of years and now see children in private practice.

I work with clients who use the 12 step recovery programmes to address addictions to alcohol, drugs, gambling, food, eating disorders, and other related issues.

I also help couples who face difficulties in their relationships to gain insight into their challenges, improve their communication, and develop clarity about where they want their relationship to be.

As a certified professional coach, I am able to support you with challenges that may arise at work and help you to identify what you may want to achieve or change in your professional life.

How to get started with counselling

  • Send me an email letting me know about you
  • Have an initial telephone chat
  • We can then set up an assessment session
  • If you decide we are a good fit, we can agree dates and times
  • Sessions are generally weekly and last 50 minutes
  • Sessions for individuals from £75
  • Sessions for couples are £100

If you would like to make an appointment or have any questions you wish to discuss please contact me.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training involved four years of academic and clinical study as well as my own personal therapy.

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Supervision of Counselling, Psychotherapy and Helping Professions
  • BACP Accreditation
  • Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling 
  • Foundation in Pschyodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling 
  • Children's Emotional Wellbeing, Working with Metaphor, Group Work, Safeguarding Children
  • CBT and Exposure & Response Prevention for Treatment of Anxiety Disorders 
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy 
  • Couples Counselling
  • Certified Professional Coach
  • Postgraduate Diploma/Culture and Society
  • BA Honours/Arts 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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£75.00 - £85.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality
  • BUPA

Additional information

Sessions for individuals from £75-£85

Sessions for couples are £110

All sessions last 50 minutes.

When I work

Appointments available daytime and evening Monday - Friday.

Further information

My practice is conveniently located within 15 minutes walking distance from Clapham South underground station and 15 minutes from Clapham Junction station. Accessible by major bus routes, pay and display parking is also available.

Battersea, London, SW11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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I have a relational approach to supervision and am warm, supportive and knowledgeable enabling me to work with you creatively and collaboratively.

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Sarah Bernard
Sarah Bernard