Dr Sarah Krantz

Dr Sarah Krantz

Bristol
BS6

The Practice Rooms
24 Regent Street
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 4HG

0117 2004040 / 07976 724187

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About me

About Me

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Integrative Psychotherapist. As well as having my own private practice, I have worked as an honorary counsellor in a number of corporate, medical and voluntary settings. I now see clients in Westbury Park, Clifton and College Green. In addition to my private practice, I am also a research supervisor for the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University.

Individual Psychotherapy

I bring together a number of complementary approaches (including CBT, EMDR and mindfulness if appropriate) to help you become more aware of what is going on both in and around you. I focus on how your experiences in the present reflect patterns from your past - and together we will explore how your body, emotions and behavioural patterns are inter-related. This will help you to learn more about yourself so you can resolve and move on from issues that are holding you back.

These might include: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, addictions, relationship problems, eating disorders, low self-esteem, trauma, bereavement, bullying, stress, sexual dysfunction, fears and phobias.
If you have experienced trauma, we may discuss the suitability of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) - see below.

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing - EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is one of the most significant, exciting and innovative developments for decades in the treatment of trauma-related conditions.  It is supported by extensive research and is recommended for the treatment of PTSD by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS).

EMDR appears to mimic what the brain does naturally during dreaming or REM (Rapid Eye Movements) sleep. EMDR is a natural therapy that helps the brain to work through distressing material. The process involves repeated left-right (bilateral) stimulation of the brain while noticing different aspects of the traumatic memory. Clients follow my hand-movements whilst we talk about aspects of the memory – but much less ‘talking’ happens than in the usual process of psychotherapy.

We can discuss the suitability of EMDR and I will do an assessment in collaboration with you. We will talk about what you are struggling with, your current ways of coping, what else is going on in your life at the moment and how the sessions would work for you. You do not have to be experiencing PTSD for it to be an appropriate treatment. EMDR can be useful with phobias, grief, accidents/injuries, other emotionally charged memories or events and some cases of depression/anxiety/panic attacks.

One-to-One Mindfulness Programmes

Not that long ago, most of us thought that the brain we’re born with is static – but fast-forward a decade or two, and we’re beginning to see the opposite: the brain is designed to adapt and mindfulness practice is one of the most successful ways to intentionally shape the brain. Practicing mindfulness is not a quick fix – it requires consistent, regular practice but the benefits can be far-reaching:

·     Reduced levels of stress and stress-related problems – including the “fight or flight” response (helpful in dealing with many areas of life)
·     Increased cognitive flexibility, including learning, memory and problem solving functions
·     Improved ability to regulate emotions, which is helpful in cases of depression and anxiety
·     Positive impact on health including reduced blood pressure and improved sleep
·     Better pain management, whether in acute or chronic conditions
·     Regulation of appetite, with implications for unhealthy eating patterns

Whilst there is a range of group 8-week mindfulness courses available, these may not be convenient or appealing to you. I offer tailor-made courses of 6-8 weeks. By working with you to learn what you most want to achieve, I can design and deliver personalized teaching to maximize the benefits for you. Please contact me for an initial conversation or to discuss other potential formats that may suit you better.

Examples of areas where previous clients have found mindfulness sessions beneficial include: challenges with parenting, workplace stress, relationship problems, weight loss, eating disorders, chronic health conditions, depression and anxiety.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Registrations

British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Psychologist
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Psychologist
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Psychotherapist
Member of British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists

Qualifications

Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute and Middlesex University

Further Trainings

Eye Movement and Desensitisation (EMDR)

Integration of Mindfulness and Compassion in Practice

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Couples Therapy

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

The Foundation for Infant Loss Accredited Provider

Other Professional Information

I have full professional liability insurance and offer sessions through several private health insurers.


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC
UKCP
BPS

Accredited register membership

Fees

£60 for psychotherapy sessions (50 mins)

£90 for EMDR sessions (90 mins)

£360-480 for 6-8 week mindfulness courses

If you are registered with Aviva, AXA PPP or Vitality Health Insurance, you may be able to speak to them directly or to your GP/Psychiatrist about a referral.

Limited concessionary places available by discussion.

Further information

I hold Professional Civil Liability Insurance and abide by the following codes of ethics: Metanoia Institute, British Psychological Society, United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS6
Bristol, BS8 4HG

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme