Sarah Francis - MBACP (Accred)
- Do you feel depressed or anxious, or are you simply not enjoying life as much as you used to?
- Are you finding your relationships unsatisfying?
- Have you recently suffered a loss, such as a bereavement, redundancy or relationship breakdown, and are finding it hard to move on?
By offering a safe, honest and non-judgemental environment, I aim to help you discover your own inner resources and strengths so that you can experience positive change in your life.
As well as working in private practice, I have also worked within the NHS, as part of the IAPT Lewisham service. I also have experience of working at a community counselling service in Waterloo where clients included members of the general public as well as students from London South Bank University. I have supported clients through difficult times in their lives, helped them manage their anxiety, and enabled them to build more fulfilling relationships.
I follow an integrative model, drawing on a variety of therapeutic techniques, depending on your needs. These include humanistic and psychodynamic approaches. I offer both long and short-term counselling. The sessions take place in an empathic, trusting and confidential environment.
I believe that the relationship between the counsellor and the person they support is crucial to successful therapy. With this in mind, the initial assessment would be an opportunity for you to decide whether you would like to work through your issues with me, and for me to get to know you a little. Please feel free to give me a call or email me to discuss your needs and ask any questions that you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Mary Ward Centre
I am an accredited Member of the BACP and follow their Ethical Framework.
I have worked at ASTIS, the Deptford Psychotherapy Centre, providing counselling within the NHS.
I also have experience of working at Waterloo Community Counselling, providing counselling to members of the general public as well as students at London South Bank University.
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.
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