Sarah Hutchinson MBACP Accredited
Seeking therapy can be a scary step to take and can often bring on feelings of anxiety and fear. As a fully qualified accredited therapeutic counsellor and psychotherapist, I am committed to supporting clients through the therapeutic process from the very beginning. I am dedicated to providing a warm, safe and completely confidential space for people to talk and work through difficult and what can often be confusing feelings and experiences. I work in a non-judgmental way and am very respectful and understanding in my approach to each person who comes into my practice. I have over 10 years experience of working with people who have felt troubled by their feelings and experiences and have supported people on a wide range of issues including depression, relationship issues, anxiety, bereavement, psychosis, stress, childhood sexual abuse, rape, bipolar and personality disorder.
I can provide open-ended and short term counselling depending on your needs.
I am a fully registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). All enquiries are welcome!
Training, qualifications & experience
- Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- CBT for Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- CBT for Depression
- CBT for Paranoia
- CBT for Hearing Voices
- Graded Exposure Techniques for Agoraphobia
- Social Inclusion and Recovery in Severe Mental Health
- Understanding Childhood Sexual Abuse & Rape
- Understanding Self-Harm
- Understanding Dissociative Identity Disorder
- Working with Autism using Applied Behaviour Analysis
- Level 4: Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3: Counselling Studies
- Level 2: Counselling Skills
- BSc Hons Psychology
- BA Hons Performing Arts
- Certificate in Couples and Mediation Counselling
My work is based on the person centred approach which ensures that you are at the centre of our work and our therapeutic relationship which I see as one of the most important factors in the therapeutic process. I have been trained to work in an integrative way, drawing upon a variety of skills and approaches learned through my training and experience.
I have over 10 years experience working within the NHS with people with severe mental illness, using a number of techniques that I have learned and developed over time.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Please enquire for further information on what I charge.
The first session is an initial consultation and this will provide an opportunity for us to discuss any concerns you have about counselling. It will also offer an opportunity for us to discuss how I work and whether this works for you as well as establishing a focus and gaining some information about you.
Individual therapy is £60.00 for a 50-55 minute session.
Couples therapy is £80.00 for a 50-55 minute session.
All enquiries are welcome!
Daytime, evening and weekend appointments can be arranged.
I am currently unable to offer face to face counselling at our London office. However, face to face counselling can be offered at the Gravesend office.
Skype and telephone counselling is available.