Sarah Ferguson Psychotherapist/Counsellor & Supervisor
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
After working for many years in the commercial business sector, I changed direction in my early 30s and, having completed a Psychology degree, commenced Psychotherapy and Counselling training at Regent's College in London.
I undertook a Masters degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling, based on an integrative approach, covering a number of disciplines, such as psychoanalysis, humanistic and existential therapy and short training courses in areas such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, the body and spirituality. I then continued my studies, obtaining an Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy.
Aside from private practice, I have worked for many years in the NHS for Ealing PCT and also held an honorary position with the mental health service of Enfield, Barnet and Harringey NHS. These experiences have led to meeting clients with a huge variety of issues such as addiction, abuse, bereavement, child/family and couple relationships, cultural issues, depression, health concerns, issues of confidence and self-esteem, sexual identity, work-related pressures, trauma and phobias, to name but a few.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge £20 for an initial session, and then £50 for individuals, £70 for couples and £40 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.
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.
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Supervision & training
In addition to working as an accredited psychotherapist, I also offer supervision to both qualified and trainee counsellors. I hold a Diploma in Integrative Supervision from the Minster Centre and, aside from private supervisees, also work as a volunteer supervisor for two low-cost counselling agencies in Harrow. For private individual supervision I charge £50 for a 50 minute session.