No-one ever said life was easy! For all of us at times life may seem chaotic, overwhelming or meaningless. We may be paralysed by too much choice or believe we have no choice at all.
Sometimes this leads to feelings of anxiety, uncertainty and sadness which may be linked to a particular crisis or may not appear to have any foundation whatsoever. What we often want is to make sense of our feelings and gain a clearer understanding of our lives and relationships.
Without doubt, life's challenges are more stressful and difficult if you feel no-one listens or understands. As a fully qualified and experienced psychotherapist/counsellor, I provide a confidential, non-judgemental space for you to talk, explore your experiences and hopefully make sense of your thoughts and feelings.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Psychology
MA Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy
Diploma in Integrative Supervision
In addition to working in private practice, I currently volunteer as a supervisor for two no/low cost counselling agencies in Harrow: Bereavement Care and Need to Talk.
Previously, I have held positions within NHS, at Brunel University Counselling Service and in patient and family support at Michael Sobell Hospice. In addition, I have worked as a volunteer with Samaritans and Prince's Trust.
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 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
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
Concessions offered for
I charge £20 for an initial session, and then £60 for individuals, £80 for couples and £45 for psychotherapy/counselling students. A session runs for 50 minutes. I do offer some discounted sessions but this is dependent on personal circumstance and session availability.
I offer both short-term and long-term counselling and I am a registered provider with BUPA.
I ask for 24 hours notice of cancellation.
If you should like to know more about the way I work, do visit my website: www.sarahfergusontherapy.com or feel free to give me a call on 07917 325132. If I am not available, please leave your number and a time when it would be convenient for me to call you.