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About me

I am a professionally trained and qualified integrative psychotherapist. I offer both short and long-term psychotherapy or counselling in London (Fulham, SW6) and on the Isle of Wight.

Everyone experiences periods of stress, sadness, grief, conflict, times when life is simply a bit too difficult; it could be relationship problems, bereavement and loss, low self-esteem, poor body image, anxiety, work/ financial stress, depression, but not everyone finds themselves overwhelmed by these or that their ability to function in everyday life is impaired by these.

However sometimes our own coping skills are simply not enough, family and friends don’t appear to have the answers and self-medicating the pain away by whatever means is running the risk of adding other problems into the mix.

At those times, the gentle support of someone on your side can help bring clarity. Together, we will engage with your deepest worries and explore creative ways of dealing with them.

In our sessions, we will create a safe space, confidential and private, for the expression of uncomfortable thoughts and emotions, a space to listen to those parts of yourself that have perhaps long been silent or maybe never heard. The ultimate aim of our therapeutic alliance will be to help you find your own resources to deal with problems and life crises, as well as presenting an opportunity for you to embark on a journey of self-discovery. In my work I draw upon a wide range of psychotherapeutic models in order to align my approach to the uniqueness of each person I work with and with the issues that they bring.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Four-year post-graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy; and one year foundation course in counselling at the Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy Education (CCPE), London.

Volunteer psychotherapist/ counsellor at ASCA (Addiction Support and Care Agency), providing group & 1:1 counselling services for those suffering from alcoholism, substance misuse and behavioural addictions in the boroughs of Richmond & Kingston.

Experience working with clients facing difficulties with any of the following:

Addictions
Anger
Anxiety, Depression, Stress
Abuse issues
Bereavement, Grief, Loss, Death & Dying
Co-dependence
Eating disorders
Health related issues
Life crisis
Loneliness
Occupational stress, career change, work-life balance
Relationship difficulties, Couples issues, Separation, Divorce
Self-esteem, Body-image problems
Sexuality
Trauma

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

On request

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Sarah Henderson

Sarah Henderson