Sarah Hosken, CBT Therapist/Counselling Psychologist CPsychol AFBPsS

Sarah Hosken, CBT Therapist/Counselling Psychologist CPsychol AFBPsS


0780 3161326

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0780 3161326

About me

I am a CBT Therapist, EMDR Practitioner and Counselling Psychologist based in Bexley. 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.

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 etc).  CBT aims to quickly identify problems and build up the skills to resolve them.

As a counselling psychologist, I have been trained to work with a broad range of models and theories (CBT, EMDR, psychodynamic, person-centred, existential, humanistic).  I specialise in trauma, anxiety and depression. In practise, my experience ranges from working with clients in short term therapy to working with severe and enduring mental health problems in longer term therapy. From this I have learnt that however many models and theories a counsellor knows, 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 indeed change happens at different rates and in different ways for each and every one 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.

My comfortable practise room is located in Bexley.   The room is close to the train station and has a dedicated parking space.

EMDR was approved by NICE in 2005 as a recommended treatment for post traumatic stress disorder following its success in working with trauma e.g. road traffic accidents, abuse. EMDR is  now used to work with a broader spectrum of issues ranging from anxiety (phobias, panic attacks etc) to experiences such as grief, pain and depression.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training & Professional Accreditation

British Psychological Society (BPS):                 Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): Registered Counselling Psychologist

EMDR UK & Ireland: EMDR Practitioner


2016 Brainspotting Part I, Part II and Part III
2012 EMDR Practitioner Part I, Part II, Part III and IV
2005 Advanced Counselling Psychology (MSc)
2003 Counselling Psychology (MSc)
2000 Psychology & Counselling (BSc Hons)
1996 Certificate in Psychology
1994 Master Hypnotist & Hypnotherapist
1994 Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy


  • Crisis Counselling Co-ordinator, Greenwich Mind
  • CBT Therapist, Crisis Counsellor and Training Consultant.
  • Previously worked for the NHS in primary and secondary care.
  • 27 years experience as a voluntary worker at a Mind drop in club
  • Trustee for Bridge, a 24 hour high support men-only forensic facility; a women-only facility and floating support service
  • Past Advisory board member for Markfield Institute of Higher Education

Ongoing Training

I am committed to ongoing training as part of my personal and professional development. My most recent training is in Brainspotting.  This is used for anxiety and also for performance issues e.g. sports and acting.

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



Healthcare Providers

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

Maps & Directions

Bexley, DA5

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair accessible premises: Unspecified


9am - 5pm Monday - Wednesday

Types of client

Older adults
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