Sarah London

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Gestalt Psychotherapist (MBACP)
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Chepstow, NP16 5LL
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome. 

I aim to offer a safe and confidential space, where you can feel welcome and accepted as you are. I understand it can be difficult to voice our most uncomfortable or unwanted feelings and thoughts. So together we’ll pay close attention to what supports you to build trust and express yourself in a way that begins to make sense and give meaning to your experiences. 

My approach is relational, which means I take much care and consideration into establishing a relationship where you can feel valued and safe to be yourself. I hold a non-judgemental and accepting attitude and will work with what you choose to bring to each session, at your own pace. I value being real and have a genuine interest in getting to know the uniqueness of each person with warmth and respect. 

Often in life we have needed to find ways to cope in situations where we might have had limited support. These strategies that once served us well can become fixed patterns or limiting beliefs that seem to keep us stuck. Together we can explore what might be holding you back and experiment with finding new ways of being with ourselves and others, which are more satisfying and freeing. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have completed a five-year Post Graduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy (Gestalt Centre Wales) and am a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I hold professional liability insurance and have an up-to-date enhanced DBS certificate. During this time, I built up a private practice offering therapy to children, young people and adults; alongside my work as a school counsellor in both secondary and further education settings.  

I was drawn to Gestalt for its holistic and experiential nature and I enjoy bringing creativity into my work. When I meet with a person, I am interested in gathering a picture of their world and their place within it. I have found that using resources such as drawing, image cards, objects and sandtray can be useful ways to raise awareness and allow the unconscious to come through. Most importantly, my focus is on meeting you where you are, and discovering what supports you to feel most at home in yourself. 

I am passionate about learning and commit fully to continuing my professional development as well as my own personal healing journey, alongside all my clients. I am currently exploring a specific area of interest by undergoing a two-year shadow work group where we work with the parts of ourselves that we may feel shame, confusion and dislike towards; and seek to find their hidden value. 

My background as a youth and community worker has laid a solid foundation for how I understand and relate to the world around me. Over the last fifteen years much of my work in the community has focused on meeting people wherever they are and finding empowering ways to access more support and choice in their lives.

Post Graduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Gestalt Centre Wales, Chepstow (Sep 2018 – Jul 2023) 

Foundation Training in Systemic Constellations, The Centre for Systemic Constellations, Bristol (Mar 2023 – Jul 2023) 

Gestalt Fundamentals, Gestalt Centre Wales, Chepstow (May 2018 – Dec 2018) 

Certificate in Therapeutic Mentoring, Trauma Recovery Centre, Bath (Sep 2017 – Apr 2018)

Non-Violent Communication: Transforming Conflict, Seeds of Peace, Bristol (Sep 16 – Jun 17)

Foundation in Art Therapy, Truro College, Cornwall (Sep 2013 – Apr 2014)

BA (1st Class Hons) Youth and Community Development, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds (Sep 2009 – July 2012)  

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).

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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

Therapies offered

Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

I currently offer individual therapy sessions on a weekly basis with young people (ages 14+) and adults.  

My fee is £45 for a 50-minute session. 

If you are interested in working together and would like to book an initial session, please contact me via email.

When I work

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The Soma Rooms, Chepstow, NP16 5LL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Sarah London
Sarah London