Sarah James

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BA(Hons), DipCouns, MBACP Reg Integrative Therapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Margate, Kent, CT9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Sarah and I work primarily with women, processing themes around self worth, identity and life transitions.

We constantly experience beginnings and endings, the birth/death cycle is ever present in our lives. The birth of a new career for example, or the death of a significant relationship. Even changes within our body hold great significance when it comes to our wellbeing and identity.

Menstruation, fertility, pregnancy, miscarriage, birth, perimenopause and menopause are all transitions and rights of passage that are deserving of our attention. They are deeply connected to our sense of self, who we were before, and who we are now.

When pivotal moments in our lives are left unattended, the ways in which we respond to ourselves and others can be consciously or unconsciously impacted, leading to feelings of disconnection and disease. Low self-worth, perfectionism, anxiety, depression as well as physical symptoms can all show up as manifestations of this. You may know how you’re feeling, and why you feel this way, or you may need some help working out what’s going on for you. Whatever your circumstance, I offer a safe, warm, and accepting space where you can process your experience at a pace that suits you.

Grief and ancestral work are often woven into the process of navigating identity. We grieve not only what we’ve had and lost, but also what we wished we had. This may be related to our health, a relationship, or other meaningful experience. When exploring childhood, inherited wounds can be revealed. Although challenging, shining a light here can provide helpful insights into your patterns and behaviours, making room for movement and change.

The goal of this work is to make space for all parts of yourself (your past and your present) to be honoured and witnessed. When we lower the mask, and let go of the ‘should’s’, we remember the power and potential that we each hold when we allow ourselves to be truly who we are.

Above all, I believe in building a connection that is respectful and collaborative. This is about your unique journey. I welcome clients from all backgrounds, cultures and sexual orientations. So, when you feel ready, I invite you to call or send an email, and we can explore how we might work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
  • Mental health first aid training
  • Work in Bereavement, Higher Education and Private Practice

Member organisations

BACP
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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£70.00 - £80.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Online sessions are via Zoom and are £70 per session.

In person sessions are based in Margate and are £80 per session.

All initial consultations are £40.

Further information

I work from a peaceful therapy room based in a pretty courtyard, with private entrance and bathroom facilities. 

Margate, Kent, CT9

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

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

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom