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Sarah Hosken Counselling Psychologist - CBT - EMDR Practitioner

Bexley, DA5
0780 3161326 0780 3161326 Registered / Accredited

About me

CBT Therapist;  Registered Counselling Psychologist; Chartered Psychologist; Associate Fellow (BPS); Accredited EMDR Practitioner

  • involved in mental health for over 20 years
  • extensive experience of working with adults of all ages
  • skilled at working with issues around anxiety, mood and trauma
  • worked in the NHS in primary and secondary care
  • led a crisis team for a national charity
  • registered with The British Psychological Society and Health Professions Council

My aim is to provide a safe and facilitative environment to support my clients and to create a space where we can work together to achieve your full potential.

As a Counselling Psychologist, I have been trained to work with a broad range of models  (CBT, EMDR, psychodynamic, person-centred, existential, humanistic).  In practise, my experience ranges from working with clients in short term therapy to working with more deep rooted issues in longer term therapy. From this I have learnt that however many models and theories a therapist knows, as is evidenced by research,  it is the relationship that sits at the very heart of the healing work. 

For example, I have learnt the importance of communicating and exploring understandings of thoughts, feelings and behaviour in ways that are clear and meaningful to each person as a unique individual.  Some clients want to work with purely the CBT model where they spend time exploring their issues from a here and now perspective, some want to focus more upon their future, whereas others may wish to spend more time exploring the meaning of what has happened to them in the past and how they can change.

Life does present us all with challenges at various times and change happens at different rates and in different ways for each of us.  Yet, overall, I believe, I can help my clients move forward in a way that respects and supports their ability to make choices that are right for them at this time in their lives.

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

    CBT theory explains how our thoughts influence our emotions, behaviour and body. Working with the CBT model involves exploring different ways of working with the above to regulate mood and behaviour.

    CBT is recognised by the Government's NICE guidelines as the first line of intervention for most common psychological problems (e.g. anger, anxiety, bereavement, depression, eating disorders, panic attacks, PTSD).  CBT aims to quickly identify problems and build up the skills to resolve them.

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)

    EMDR is a recommended treatment (NICE 2005) for working with the distress caused by traumatic memories.

    EMDR has also been used to work with a broader spectrum of issues ranging from anxiety (phobias, panic attacks etc.) to experiences such as grief, pain and depression.



Located directly off the A2, the office is a 10 min walk from Bexley train station and a 1 minute walk from local bus routes. There is a car park in Thanet Road and on road parking in Hertford Road (not between 10 & 11).

Training, qualifications & experience

Training & Professional Accreditation

Chartered Psychologist; Associate Fellow:      British Psychological Society (BPS)             
Registered Counselling Psychologist:              Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Certified EMDR Practitioner:                            EMDR UK & Ireland                                   


2012 Certified EMDR Practitioner
2005 Advanced Counselling Psychology (MSc)
2003 Counselling Psychology (MSc)
2000 Psychology & Counselling (BSc Hons)
1996 Certificate in Psychology


  • Working with Mental Health Professionals
  • Workplace issues e.g. return to work, communication, performance issues
  • Crisis Team Leader
  • CBT Therapist, Crisis Counsellor and Training Consultant
  • Training therapists to work with anxiety and trauma
  • Previously worked for the NHS in primary and secondary care
  • 27 years experience as a voluntary worker
  • Trustee for a mental health organisation, advisory role in a college
  • Developing and delivering well-being programme for businesses and schools

Ongoing Training and Supervision

I have regular supervision in accordance with BPS guidelines. I am committed to ongoing training as part of my personal and professional development.

Trainings include:

  • Mindfulness
  • Brainspotting
  • Working with Chronic Trauma and Neglect
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mental Health Recovery Star
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • PTSD and Mental Health Workshop
  • Hearing Voices
  • Bipolar Workshop
  • Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Train the Trainer

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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 Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

EMDR Europe

EMDR Europe

EMDR Europe


EMDR Association UK



Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Fees start from £100 per 50 minute session.

Further information

Healthcare Providers

I am registered with AXA/PPP, Aviva, Bupa & Cigna

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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


9am - 5pm Monday - Wednesday. Closed for school holidays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Sarah Hosken  Counselling Psychologist - CBT - EMDR Practitioner

Sarah Hosken Counselling Psychologist - CBT - EMDR Practitioner