Sarah Elliott

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(Supervision, CBT &Counselling. BABCP Acr. Nearly 20yrs exp)
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Rochester ME1 & Gravesend DA12
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I have nearly 20 years experience in Mental Health Services and am a BABCP Accredited and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Supervisor within the NHS and in Private Practice. I have supervised at least 50 clinicians over the last 10+ years. I have additional training in Counselling, EMDR, Guided Self-help and in working with young people. I work with adults and children, teenagers / adolescents of 12 -17 years. I currently Supervise in private practice, including for Universities on the Level 7 Masters in CBT. 

Many of us go through ups and downs, or difficult life experiences, which can be hard for us to work through alone. I provide a confidential, relaxed and comfortable environment, to help you through this time in your life. I use evidenced based psychological therapies and support, in order to help you move forward and feel better able to cope. I have been described by clients and supervisees as very approachable and easy to get on with.

Here are a few examples of the types of issues I have experience in:

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma 
  • Abuse (E.g Sexual, Physical, Emotional, Neglect, Domestic)
  • Depression or feeling sad
  • Post-natal Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Health Anxiety Disorder (HAD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Family Issues
  • Childhood and Domestic Abuse
  • Specific Phobias (e.g vomiting, animals, blood, needles)
  • Panic Disorder (with or without agoraphobia)
  • Disordered Eating
  • Relationship Issues
  • Low Self-esteem / confidence
  • Assertiveness Difficulties
  • Anger Management
  • Perfectionism
  • Assertiveness & Interpersonal Issues
  • Body Image Issues
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Personal Growth
  • Bullying
  • Discrimination (Aspects of age, race, class, religion, culture, gender, disability and sexual orientation)
  • Work or Academic Related Issues
  • Shame; Cultural Issues
  • Affairs & betrayals
  • Long Term Health Conditions
  • Life Transitions
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Sleeping Difficulties
  • Chronic Pain & Fatigue
  • Behavioural Difficulties
  • Separation Anxiety
  • School Refusal 

Still unsure whether I can help? Contact me and we can have an informal discussion, to determine whether I can help you myself, or point you in the right direction.

More about me and my background

I have many years experience working in Mental Health Services in primary and/or secondary care, with inpatients and within the community, in both private and NHS settings. I have worked with mild to severe difficulties and people of all ages, from children to elderly. I also have experience facilitating group work and workshops, as well as working with people with disabilities, long term health conditions, people from the armed forces and ex service people. I have attended over 80 hours of personal therapy myself, which is also a requirement of my training, so I understand how this can feel on a personal level. I have also experienced some difficult times in my life and found the support I received invaluable.

I have extensive knowledge and experience of working with many issues people experience and am able to adapt my approach to meet individual client needs. I also enjoy sharing my expertise and providing supervision to Therapists and other Mental Health Professionals.

I am a down to earth and open minded person and have the ability to develop a good therapeutic relationship and connect with many types of people (as many client’s from various backgrounds have put it, I was not the stereotypical therapist they were expecting and they felt we could relate on the same level). I am able to listen and provide confidential support, without judgement.

In addition, I receive supervision for my clinical work and attend various training courses, which are both required on a regular basis for BABCP accreditation and they also facilitate my ongoing professional and personal development.

I follow BABCPs professional standards of conduct, performance, ethics and values and I hold professional indemnity insurance.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications / Certificates

  • BPS Approved SDS Level 2 Accreditation in CBT for Children and Adolescents
  • IAPT Supervisor Training
  • BABCP Accredited Post Graduate Diploma (with Merit) - High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • BPS Accredited Recovery Programme - Psychological Wellbeing Practice Recovery
  • Post Graduate Certificate - IAPT Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in Low Intensity CBT Interventions
  • BACP Accredited Post Graduate Diploma - Integrative Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate - Counselling Studies CPCAB
  • Level 2 Certificate - Counselling Skills CPCAB
  • Certificate - Introduction to Counselling Concepts AQA- 2004
  • Other Various Continued Professional Development (CPD) courses and training attended on a regular basis. Please request further details if required.
  • EMDR Part 1 & 2 (of 3) Training

Experience in

  • Supervising
  • Integrative Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • EMDR Therapy
  • Psychological Well-being Practice (Guided Self-help)
  • Working face to face, online (via Skype & Zoom), telephone
  • In primary and secondary care
  • With people experiencing long term health conditions; learning difficulties, disabilities
  • Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), NHS & Private settings


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Social Anxiety or Social Phobia
  • Health Anxiety Disorder or Hypochondriasis
  • Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia
  • Emetophobia (Vomit Phobia)
  • Perfectionism
  • Complicated and Complex PTSD / CPTSD
  • Insomnia
  • Nervous Breakdown
  • Feeling down
  • Telephone sessions
  • Online Remote therapy via Skype, Zoom & FaceTime
  • 12 - 17 year olds
  • School Issues
  • Child Related Issues
  • Children/ Teenagers / Adolescents
  • Parents
  • Traumatic experiences, such as assault, road traffic accidents, war trauma, torture, natural or man-made disasters, sexual abuse and childhood neglect.

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£85.00 - £100.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Assessment- £100 per 50 minute consultation.

Counselling and CBT- £85 per 50 minute session.

Supervision- £75 per 1 hour for students and £75 per 1 hour for qualified clinicians.

Fees for therapy funded by insurers or for clients referred via other organisations may vary. This is due to the additional work that is often required with this nature of referral. I am registered as a Practitioner with the following insurance providers: Aviva, BUPA, AXA PPP, Cigna, Nuffield Health, WPA & Vitality Health. Your Health insurer may cover your therapy costs, depending on your policy. They may have an excess fee that you would be responsible for. Your provider will be able to offer you advice on assessment or funding procedures.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Sessions- Remote sessions via Zoom & Telephone offered, as well as face to face. I always aim to respond promptly to enquiries.

Further information

I am a registered Practitioner with the following organisations: Axa PPP, Aviva, Nuffield Health, Cigna, Vitality Health, Curian Medical, BUPA & WPA. 

Getting here
Solve and Evolve Therapies can be found in Cheldgate House, situated in the historic town of Rochester in Kent.

Cheldgate House is the Strood end of Rochester High Street, and is on the right hand side (towards the Strood direction) past Costa Coffee and Simply Italian; look out for Evergreen Residential Property Services signs (green and white) in the windows as this business occupies the ground floor.

When arriving at Cheldgate House please press the buzzer for Suite 8 ‘Solve & Evolve Therapies- Sarah Elliott’. Please note, Suite 8 is on the third floor and there is no lift due to the premises being a listed building.

Cheldgate House has a hot drinks machine, which costs 30 pence. The toilet facilities can be found on the second floor.

Solve And Evolve Therapies, Cheldgate House (Suite 8), 45 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LP

Gravesend, Kent, DA12

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+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Over 10 years experience supervising more than 50 Clinicians within NHS& PP. Specialise in CBT for adults &12-17yr olds. Also qualified Integratively.

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Sarah Elliott
Sarah Elliott