Sarah Freed, Specialist in Relationships, Anxiety, Depression and Loss
Finding a good balance has never been more important as we live through such challenging times. Developing more resilience; feeling more grounded; creating healthy work/life boundaries and strengthening our connections with others are crucial life-skills for reducing anxiety or feelings of despair or depression. And they are now more important than ever. My way of working aims to promote the development of wellbeing at every level - emotional, physical, spiritual and mental.
I have been a practicing therapist for over 15 years, within an NHS setting, various organisations and now in private practice. I work with adults - individuals and couples and specialise in relationships, anxiety, depression and loss. This list is not exhaustive though (please see list below) as I work with whatever you need to bring.
People come to therapy for lots of different reasons, but here are some ideas about how therapy can help:
- improve empathy and communication in relationships
- reduce anger, stress, anxiety, depression
- promote a more positive, resilient, flexible mind-set
- create a healthier work/ life balance
- ease the pain of bereavement
- understand more deeply sexuality, identity, spirituality, cultural issues and beliefs
- provide the development of tools and coping strategies to use during difficult times
- promote a sense of personal liberation and autonomy
- allow you to take personal responsibility
- encourage the development of greater self-discipline
- improve self-esteem and confidence
I consider myself an integrative therapist. Originally trained in person-centred/ psychodynamic therapy, I combine these approaches with elements of CBT, mindfulness, transpersonal (spiritual/Jungian) therapy and creative arts therapy. I will welcome you as a unique individual and work with whatever you bring, in a way that feels right for you.
Prior to my psychotherapy training, I worked in the private sector for many years, within a learning and development setting where I provided coaching and performance feedback for employees.
At the moment, I am offering sessions via Zoom or telephone. Having never worked online prior to the pandemic, I have found it to be a surprisingly effective alternative to face-to-face. I'm aware it may not suit everyone, but if you are considering therapy at the moment, I would encourage you to give it a try.
My fee is £50 for individuals and £65 for couples (all sessions are 50 minutes) but if you are currently on a low income or are a key worker, please contact me for reduced rates.
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Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited, Certificate (HE) Counselling, Diploma Counselling, Certificate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Diploma in Transpersonal Couples Counselling & Psychotherapy, Creative Arts Therapy, Certificate Family Life in the Therapeutic Space, OCN Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Some lower cost appointments available