About me

I offer therapy that is centred around you and your needs. You might be struggling with relationships in your life, dealing with worries and anxiety or unresolved traumatic experiences from your past - or you might not know exactly what is wrong but are just looking for a place to talk and understand yourself better. I can offer a safe space to explore what is going on for you and think together about ways we can help you.

I draw from many different therapeutic models, including Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), Psychodynamic, Compassion-focused and Trauma-focused approaches and I use them to create an individual therapy experience for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist working online via Zoom or Skype. I hold a doctorate in Counselling Psychology from the University of Surrey and have several years of experience working in the NHS. 

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Registered / Accredited

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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.

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Types of client

Young people

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Dr Sarah Kolvenbach

Dr Sarah Kolvenbach