Hello, my name is Sarah and welcome to my profile page. I know that contemplating counselling can be a daunting and unsettling experience. Whether you have had previous experience of counselling or not, taking the first step to seek both help and support can feel embarrassing.
I genuinely feel committed and passionate about supporting my clients and, where possible, in seeking to achieve the best possible outcomes for their futures. Research has proved it is the relationship between client and therapist which is fundamental for a successful outcome. It is therefore imperative that you find the right therapist for you.
Accessing therapy provides the opportunity to look at important issues within your life. I can provide you with a safe, caring and non-judgemental space to explore your 'world view' and how that impacts on your relationships, your decision making and your sense of well-being.
Each therapeutic encounter is unique and my practice is based upon an integrative approach, whereby I combine a variety of counselling therapies and use them to meet your needs and situation.
Do you feel:
- Overwhelmed and burdened by life's experiences, both past and present
- Unable to handle situations you were once able to manage.
- Unhappy and confused about your feelings and future.
- Anxious, stressed, depressed?
Life isn't easy and we never know what challenges and obstacles we might be faced with. You might find it helpful to talk through your problems in an environment of safety and respect.
I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period and see them at a regular time each week.
I value my clients as individuals, with unique personal experiences and challenges, so why not contact me for an informal chat about how I may be able to help you?
I am a qualified, professional counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). In addition to my private practice, I currently work in conjunction with the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, treating clients suffering from anxiety and depression through the IAPTS (Improving access to psychological therapies) programme.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Level Four Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level Two Award in Understanding Substance Misuse
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which is a professional association for members of the counselling professions. As a member I am committed to working in accordance with the BACP's ethical framework, which ensures that at all times I am working in your best interest. I adhere to their strict code of ethics and I have regular supervision. I attend relevant workshops, seminars and conferences as part of my continuing professional development.
My areas of speciality include adults affected by depression, anxiety, OCD, stress, low self-esteem, relationship issues, long term health conditions, cancer and bereavement.
I have experience working with clients through the NHS within primary care.
I have over two years experience working as a counsellor with St Christopher's Hospice.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My therapy fees are £45 for individuals for a fifty minute session. Limited concessions available.
I hold professional indemnity insurance and have a current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.