Sarah Frances O'Donnell
When you are experiencing difficult emotions such as anxiety, sadness, grief, confusion or stress it can feel like a muddle with no way out. A counsellor may be able to help and support you on your journey to recovery and wellbeing. Counselling gives you the time and space to be listened to in such a way that it feels safe to explore your feelings and then move forward. It can help you to find meaning, equilibrium and resilience.
My training was Integrative and encompassed various theories and approaches to counselling including CBT and psychodynamic ways of working, however at the heart of my practice I have a Person Centred approach and feel passionately about putting the client at the centre of the therapeutic process and working with whatever they bring to allow them to make meaning from their thoughts, feelings and experiences.
I have many years counselling experience in schools and private practice, I'm also a clinical supervisor.
I offer individual counselling, family and couples work.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a Certificate in Counselling Supervision. I am an Accredited and Registered member of the BACP, an experienced counsellor of children, young people and adults, and an experienced clinical supervisor.
I have spent several years in secondary schools working therapeutically with adolescents from 11-18, including those with Autism and other special needs. I also have a private supervision and counselling practice. I previously had a career both as a teacher and a nursery nurse and can provide play and art therapy as part of my practice.
I have updated and extended my training regularly in more specialised areas for example addiction, bereavement, abuse, ASD, self injury and eating disorders. I also provide training in emotional wellbeing, Mindfulness and Peer Support to young people.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Particularly experienced with adolescents and young people.
I offer an initial phone consultation and if you feel that you would like to work with me I would recommend weekly 50 minute sessions, however this can be flexible to meet your needs.
Fees for 50-60 minute sessions
1-1 counselling £40
Couples/family counselling £60
I believe counselling and supervision should be as accessible as possible and can offer a reduced rate for students in counselling training, the unemployed and low waged, depending on space.
I'm within easy walking distances to transport links in London E4.
If you arrive before your appointment time I do not have a waiting area but there are plenty of cafe's nearby.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available for daytime or evening appointments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a qualified supervisor with several years experience working within Education supervising school counsellors and in private practice.