Sarah Burn - Psychotherapist/Counsellor LLB MSc UKCP MBACP
My name is Sarah and I am a psychotherapist. I was previously a lawyer for many years, in London and the South East before taking time to raise my three children in Dorset. From 2005, I embarked on counselling training and I then spent some years working as a practitioner with people struggling with addiction both in the Probation Service and for the charity sector. In 2013 I moved with my husband and children to Lincolnshire. Since then I have worked as a recovery practitioner, for the NHS, in a prison setting. I also obtained a Master’s degree and clinical qualification in Psychotherapy from The Sherwood Institute in Nottingham. During that time I acquired extensive experience supporting men, women and children who were survivors of sexual abuse and assault, including childhood trauma. Most recently I have worked as a lead counsellor in the charity sector and also as a psychotherapist for students at Birmingham University (BACP accredited). I am now working exclusively in private practice.
Sometimes life can be difficult and it’s possible to feel overwhelmed by problems. These can be in relationships, work and quality of life and counselling or psychotherapy can help. Therapy can provide an opportunity to be supported and listened to in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment. It can also help with trauma or distress in relation to a life event or crisis. It could also be that problems have been building up over time, such as low self-esteem. Often our adult lives are impacted by our childhood experiences or trauma and it is helpful to explore this with someone trained to understand.
I work from my therapy room in my cottage, which used to be the original village Post Office. Situated in the peaceful and picturesque village of Harlaxton near Grantham, Lincolnshire it is easily accessible from the A607, A1 and A52 and by public transport. Please feel free to have a look at my profile to help you decide if you would like to contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy.
Registered / Accredited
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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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Please note I work with those who are 16 and over.