Sarah Harvey

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Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, MBACP reg, UKCP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you feeling a bit lost or stuck? Struggling to know who to talk to or how you can move forward? Feel like you're going round in circles or like everyone else seems to get on in life but you don't seem to have the manual?

I know from my counselling journey how frightening, draining and isolating it can be to experience feelings and emotions that feel too heavy to discuss with family and friends. I have a deep appreciation of how life changing it can be to find the space to explore and process these challenging feelings and find ways to move forward with greater clarity and understanding.

You may already be very clear about what you want to work on or may be confused and uncertain. Either is fine as we are all very different, and through our relationship we can work to gain deeper understanding of what has previously or is currently occurring in your emotional world.

Maybe you’re feeling the effects of isolation, loss of connection, anxiety, panic, stress or depression? Or experiencing family issues, separation or divorce? Are you finding the symptoms of ADHD or menopause challenging. You may be suffering a bereavement or betrayal or just generally feeling sad, lost or unhappy. Perhaps you're living with low self-esteem or self-confidence and would like to talk to someone who will genuinely hear you and work with you collaboratively to find your own inner strengths and a way forward. I offer a non-judgemental, safe space in which together we can explore your difficulties and long held beliefs to cultivate new ways of working that evoke empowerment, healing, growth, change and personal development.

​As divulging personal and perhaps previously unshared information with someone new may feel daunting or unsettling at first, I offer a reduced price initial consultation and assessment appointment to enable us to discuss what you might wish to explore in your sessions with me. If we feel we may be able to work well together, we can then arrange to meet weekly on either a short or longer-term basis.

I have a particular passion for supporting those who are healing from emotionally abusive, narcissistic, manipulative or toxic relationships. I also work with those who recognise their behaviour as emotionally abusive and want to actively work towards change and learn healthier ways of understanding and communicating their own needs.

Simply send me an email and make today - day one - of the first day of the rest of your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified online counsellor.

As a member of the PESI UK CPD Hub I am able to continuously keep up to date with their latest training presentations.

I am committed to furthering my continued professional development through reading, supervision, attending CPD events and undertaking online CPD.

I have completed UKCP Covid-19 Online Working Guidance

Some recent training I have completed includes

  • ADHD Certification Course - Strength-based Interventions to Thrive with ADHD
  • Men and Therapy - Key Approaches to Working with Men
  • Trauma, Affect Dysregulation and Shame
  • Treating Trauma and Complex PTSD
  • Toxic Shame in Clinical Practice: Help Clients Release Shame, Get Unstuck and Improve Treatment Outcomes
  • Gaslighting: Help Clients Escape and Rebuild from a Narcissist's Emotional Abuse - Stephanie Sarkis
  • Narcissism and Intimacy: Coming Down from Grandiosity and Up from Shame - Terry Real - PESI UK
  • New Rules for Treating Trauma: Integrating Neuroscience for Resilience, Connection and Post-Traumatic Growth 
  • Attachment in Adults: How Infant Attachment Security Affects Adult Relationships
  • Building Trust, Love and Loyalty in Relationships with John Gottman, Ph.D. & Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D. - PESI UK
  • Making Relationships Work with John Gottman, Ph.D. & Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D.
  • Narcissistic Relationships, Emotional Abuse & Gaslighting: Treating and Empowering Survivors of Relational Trauma - PESI UK
  • Emotional Abusive Behaviours and A Closer Look at Gaslighting: Clinical Tools to Break the Cycle of Manipulation and Regain Personal Power - PESI UK
  • Narcissism, Infidelity, and Trauma - Esther Perel and Terry Real
  • Complex PTSD Clinical Workshop - Arielle Schwartz
  • Social Anxiety: Step by Step Techniques to Overcome Fear, Shyness & Social Phobia - PESI UK
  • The Science of Trust and Betrayal -  John Gottman Ph.D
  • Me, Myself and I - Experiencing the World of the Inner Child - Samantha Lee
  • Trauma and Relationships: When Intimacy Feels Unsafe - Janina Fisher, Ph.D.
  • Qualification in Online and Telephone Counselling - Counselling Tutor (80 hours professional development - accredited by ACTO)
  • Dr Bessel van der Kolk's Trauma Treatment Mastery Course
  • Heal Your Heart After Grief - Help your clients find peace after break-ups, divorce, death and other losses - David Kessler
  • The Challenge of Uncertainty with Ernesto Spinelli
  • Working with Erotic Transference and Countertransference - David Mann
  • GDPR and BACP Ethical Framework Review
  • Human Toolbox Practitioner Training - Lindy Wheeler
  • Overview of UK Attachment and Trauma Congress
  • Personal Insights Into Attachment Theory - Richard Bowlby


BSc in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling from Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling from Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Diploma in Integrative Counselling from Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certificate in Integrative Counselling from Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy

I have previously worked as a volunteer counsellor at:-

  • Life-Force Centre for Natural Well-Being in Colchester
  • Mentis Tree CIC in Bury St Edmunds

I am a Registered Member of BACP and UKCP.

I am a Human Toolbox Authorised Practitioner

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

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£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fee is £60 per 1 hour weekly session which can be paid by BACS payment or by credit card prior to the session.

The initial hour long consultation and assessment session is £30.

Enquiries will be responded to as quickly as possible, but usually between Mondays and Thursdays. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointments available Mondays to Thursdays  

Sessions offered face to face or online via Zoom.

Further information

I offer face to face sessions from my home in Needham Market

Online sessions also available.

I currently have availability between 10am and 6.30pm (final appointment is at 5.30pm).

Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Sarah Harvey
Sarah Harvey