Sarah Eva - CBT therapist and counsellor
I am Sarah Eva. I am an experienced counsellor, CBT therapist and accredited EMDR practitioner. I provide a safe and confidential service to adults and adolescents.
It can be difficult to seek therapy for ourselves or for the people we love. It is a courageous step requiring consideration and commitment. When we view our life events in self-negating ways, we can become psychologically stuck. We may avoid exciting challenges, stay in jobs where we are miserable, engage in unhelpful and problematic relationships, and pursue destructive patterns of behaviour. Often, we are so overwhelmed that we neglect to identify our strengths and competencies.
It is a fact of life that we will all experience difficulties. Throughout our lifespan, we will all encounter loss, fear, disappointment and distress. People who are important to us will die, leave us or behave badly. These experiences may leave us feeling hurt but the way that we process these painful but normal life events may further exacerbate our emotional distress. The good news is that there is much research to confirm that an empathic and effective counselling experience can alleviate and resolve this unnecessary distress.
I hold clinics in Brighton and Tunbridge Wells and offer both face-to-face and online therapy sessions. I work with a range of presenting difficulties from depression and anxiety, including OCD, to childhood trauma, including sexual abuse and complex PTSD.
I am an accredited BACP and EMDR therapist, and I draw from a range of evidence-based therapeutic models based on current and advanced interventions that I can personalise according to the unique needs of my clients.
I have been counselling since 2000 and supporting people emotionally for over 30 years. I have worked in the voluntary, educational, public and private sectors including Barnardo’s, Fegans and The Priory.
I am an approved counsellor for all major healthcare providers including Aviva, AXA and BUPA.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience working in the voluntary, educational, public and private sectors. These include The Priory at Ticehurst and Brighton and Hove where I also facilitated psycho-educational groups. I have worked at various Barnardo's projects in Tunbridge Wells, Fegans, a charity who provide low-cost counselling to families, couples and individuals, and a local grammar school.
2018 Accredited EMDR practitioner
2015/2016 EMDR training UK, London
2015 Acceptance and commitment therapy, City Lit, London
2010 Certificate in child-focused systemic practice, YMCA, Hove
2008 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Goldsmiths University, London
2008 Licensed and registered supported lodgings provider for Barnardo’s
2003 Advanced diploma in person-centred counselling, West Kent College, Tonbridge
I am committed to my continuing professional development. It's vital that counsellors continue to keep abreast of current research and treatment methods to support our clients' emotional and mental wellbeing.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£75-85 a session for 50 minutes dependant on location.
Report writing charged at £75 hourly
If I do not have availability, I can offer you a place on my waiting list which is attended to frequently. If you would prefer, I can recommend alternative therapists.