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Sarah Cunningham, MA, MBACP

London SE10 & SE14
07713836547 07713836547

About me

My name is Sarah Cunningham and I run Therapy South London. I have broad range of experience providing specialist Psychotherapy to clients experiencing emotional issues, trauma, relationship or sex related issues, loss and anxiety. I also have extensive experience working as an advocate and trauma therapist for survivors of domestic abuse, coercive control and those overcoming narrcistic abuse. I believe that my clients are the experts in their own lives and have the capacity to fulfil their own potential. I am LGBTQ+ affirmative.

Painful emotions can leave us feeling powerless, isolated or unheard in our communities. For some, therapy might be the first time they feel heard and understood and I provide a non-judgemental and collaborative space, where individuals can explore thought patterns and behaviours so a deeper understanding can be reached. This can allow us to see situations or dynamics within relationships from a different perspective and can help to gain a deeper awareness of destructive or unhelpful patterns.

I offer individual sessions with adults and young people aged 18+ and provide short term counselling and long-term psychotherapy. My working model is client-centred and integrative, but I am primarily Psychodynamically trained and believe the early attachments we form influence how we relate and perceive the world around us. Making connections with how the past may be impacting on the present can be a catalyst for significant, meaningful change. Please get in touch via email or phone to book an appointment.

Due to the lockdown, clients will be seen online via a secure and encrypted video conferencing platform called Zoom. I have completed a BACP accredited CPD in telephone, online and e-counselling and my public liability insurance covers me for such work.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

MA Counselling (Distinction), Goldsmiths College, University of London

Postgraduate Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling, Regents University London

Continual Professional Development (CPD courses)

  • Working with survivors of gendered violence and domestic abuse
  • Overcoming narrcistic abuse
  • Working with couples
  • Understanding Childhood: social and clinical perspectives
  • Contemporary Trauma Practice
  • Telephone, online and e-counselling

Group facilitator qualifications

  • Qualified Group Facilitator Trainer for running the Freedom Programme for female survivors of domestic abuse and coercive control: https://freedomprogramme.co.uk

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Coercive control. Men's issues. Relationship issues. LGBTQ+. Sex and intimacy issues. Overcoming narrcistic abuse. Boarding School Syndrome.

As well as working as a Psychotherapist, I also work as an IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate) for a domestic abuse charity, providing emotional support and legal advocacy for survivors. I wrote my Master's thesis on the impact of coercive control on childhood development and experienced in working with survivors of  narrcistic abuse and trauma.

I am a LGBTQ+ affirmative Psychotherapist.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

I offer a free 20 minute initial telephone consultation.

Initial assessment: £60 (50-minute session)

Weekly individual session: £60 (50-minute sessions)

I am also offering a limited amount of discounted sessions to NHS workers on a short term basis - please contact me for further information.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair accessible in Greenwich and Brockley.

Availability

Monday: 9am - 6pm

Tuesday: 6 pm - 9 pm

Wednesday: 9.00 am - 6 pm

Thursday: 10am - 5pm

Friday: 12-3pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

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Sarah Cunningham, MA, MBACP

Sarah Cunningham, MA, MBACP