Sarah Hanison BA (hons). PG Dip Psych. UKCP Reg. Reg MBACP. ACTO. AAMET.
Counselling and Psychotherapy located centrally in Croxley Green, Rickmansworth and Watford.
Hello, and a very warm welcome. Whatever is troubling you, whatever the stress or anxiety or trauma, let's work together gently and creatively to support your healing and moving forwards. I am an experienced accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and EFT and Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner with over 10 years in practice helping and supporting adults. I work either in person from a safe and confidential space in Croxley Green or Rickmansworth or via online (via video, voice, IM, email, telephone). As well as my standard qualifications and professional memberships I also have a Certificate in Cyber Therapy and am a professional member of the Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Online (ACTO) for my online work.
As an integrative psychotherapist I practice in a warm and person-centred way working holistically and tailoring my skills to match your needs. I am trained in a number of modalities: psychodynamic, humanistic, existential and transpersonal psychotherapies, and work in a variety of creative ways; as well as the traditional 'talking cure', we can work with Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and related energy therapies, mindfulness and meditation, body and breath work, multi-modal CBT, visualisation, drawing and working with your dreams and archetypal material.
Additionally, I am an accredited EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) practitioner, and professional member of the Association for the Advancement of Energy Meridian Techniques (AAMET). EFT is a wonderfully safe, effective and gentle technique for trauma (PTSD), phobias and addictions, stress, anxiety and panic, depression, beliefs … it benefits most things. In addition, I’m also a Matrix Reimprinting and Matrix Birth Reimprinting practitioner. Utilising EFT and visualisation techniques both these therapies offer a very effective way in processing and clearing deep trauma without having to relive the actual event and risk retraumatisation. They also help to uncover core unconscious negative beliefs and behavioural patterns and transform them. Matrix Birth Reimprinting helps to gently clear trauma and stress that took place at conception, in utero, birth, and the hours and days after being born (many of our core beliefs and behaviours can be traced back to birth). It is also helpful for infertility issues, loss of a child, miscarriage, abortion, and adoption.
I integrate EFT and Matrix Reimprinting into my psychotherapy practice and also offer them as stand-alone therapies.
As well as EFT and Matrix Reimprinting for trauma I have undergone specific trauma training with PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors); and am able to see clients through the whole spectrum of trauma and dissociative disorders. I am a DID (dissociative identity disorder) friendly therapist.
First and foremost, our work together is centred on building a relationship where you feel safe and more at ease. This is about your story, about weaving together the narrative of your life; it is you who knows your sorrows and joys, your thoughts and feelings. My role is to understand what life is like for you as we work collaboratively to make sense of your experiences, to help you unearth the inner resources and personal qualities you already possess in order to cope better and find new ways of being and relating. Sometimes life’s challenges really do offer unique opportunities for growth.
I very much look forward to working with you.
For further details about me please visit my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
I currently work in private practice in person or online.
Some of the areas I specialise in includes stress, depression, low self-esteem, anxiety and panic and OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), general trauma, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dissociation, abuse (sexual, verbal, physical), domestic violence, life transitions such as divorce, parenthood, redundancy and bereavement, and finding meaning and purpose in life.
As a woman and mother myself I also have a special interest in women's psychological health and particularly in the following: a deeply transformative experience of menstruation, peri-menopause and menopause; pregnancy and motherhood - what happens to a woman's identity at this time; and in fertility issues, antenatal or perinatal depression, postnatal depression and illness, birth trauma, and the trauma of losing a baby; whether by miscarriage, still birth, neonatal death or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Please find the following details about my training and professional membership.
- UKCP. Registrant.
- Registered Member of the BACP.
- Professional Member ACTO.
- Accredited Member AAMET.
- Certificate in Cyber Therapy.
- Certificate in Emotional Freedom Techniques (Levels 1 & 2).
- PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Other relevant training:
- Multimodal CBT
- Birth Matrix Reimprinting using EFT
- Matrix Reimprinting using EFT
- Master Practitioner Energy EFT
PODS Trauma Training:
- Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice
- Trauma Dissociation and Recovery
- Trauma and the Body: Somatisation and Dissociation
- Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for Healing
- Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Ante Natal Depression
- Traumatic Birth
- Post Natal Illness
- Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
- Matrix Reimprinting
- Matrix Birth Reimprinting
I charge £45 for a 50 minute in-person or online counselling and psychotherapy appointment. I also offer low cost spaces which are negotiable and dependent upon your circumstances.
I integrate EFT and related therapies into my practice but also offer them as stand alone therapies. For specific EFT (Matrix Reimprinting and Matrix Birth Reimprinting) sessions the first session (1 hour 30 minutes) is £70 and subsequent sessions (1 hour 15 minutes) £65. EFT and related therapies yield faster results and therefore fewer sessions (I always recommend a minimum of six) are generally needed.
I am also registered with the following insurance providers - AXA PPP, Aviva and Vitality.
Sessions last 50 minutes and are usually weekly. Therapy can take place for an agreed time period or on an open-ended basis.
Choosing the right therapist is an important part of the process.
If you are interested and think that I can support you then please contact me by phone or email and we can have a preliminary chat (there is no charge for this) to discuss your needs and how we can work together. I am happy to answer any questions you may have. If you feel I am not the right therapist for you - then this absolutely fine.
If we decide to work together I will send you a pre-therapy questionnaire, therapy agreement and GDPR agreement. The pre-therapy questionnaire allows me to get to know a little more about you before our first session and is treated in the strictest confidence. The therapy agreement is a practical guideline for the framework of therapy while the GDPR agreement details how I use and store your personal information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday 8am - 2pm Monday to Thursday 8pm - 10pm Friday 6pm - 9pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|