Sarah Pagdin CPsychol AFBPsS MBACP
01925 488 836 / 07876 488 110
I am a chartered counselling psychologist with over 17 years' experience working with problems such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, anger, phobias, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, domestic abuse, workplace difficulties, loss and bereavement, life changes, trauma, PTSD, childhood abuse and neglect and many others. I work with adults of all ages and backgrounds. My professional training and experience equip me to work very flexibly and tailor my approach to individual needs. This includes the ability to offer equine assisted psychotherapy and personal development - please see my website for further details.
I also provide clinical supervision and mentoring, clinical management consultancy services and psychology services for third parties such as insurance and rehabilitation companies and EAP providers.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 2011 Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision
- 2003 Post MA Diploma in Existential Counselling Psychology
- 2002 MA in Counselling Psychology
- 1997 Certificate in the Fundamentals of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- 1994 BA (Hons) Applied Psychology
I am an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist and Supervisor/Trainer.
I have worked in the NHS and in the voluntary sector and have maintained a private practice since completing my professional training in 2004. Most recently I have worked as clinical manager for a mental health services provider in the third sector.
I am a chartered member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, registered with the Health Professions Council, an individual member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and a member of the Society for Existential Analysis. I abide by the codes of ethics of each of these organisations.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Faith issues. Longstanding personality problems. Lack of meaning or lack of purpose in life. General unhappiness. Self-doubt. Social isolation. Loneliness. Social anxiety. Identity crisis. Lack of motivation. Procrastination. Interpersonal problems.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Equine therapy
- Existential therapy
Individual therapy sessions cost £85. If a third party has to be involved at any point in the arrangements, regardless of who is funding the sessions, the fee will be higher and negotiated on a case by case basis. Third parties may, for example, be insurance or rehabilitation companies, Employee Assistance Programme providers, training organisations, employers, statutory or legal bodies and, in some cases, a person's family or friends.
Payment for the first session is required 48 hours in advance and is non-refundable. Payment may be made by cash, cheque or electronic funds transfer.
Please see my supervisor profile for details of fees for supervision.
My office is in south Warrington, just off the A49 in Stockton Heath, making it easily accessible for visitors from the Merseyside and Greater Manchester areas using the motorway network, as well as for those living in Warrington itself. It is situated on the ground floor of a Grade II listed building within a small business park. Stockton Heath is served by several Network Warrington bus services and is on a main route into the town centre.
Skype sessions can sometimes be arranged for those who are unable to travel to the office, depending on individual need and circumstances.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My practice is part time, day times only. This means I cannot always answer enquiries immediately but I do my best to respond the next working day.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
My supervision practice has developed from extensive experience working with adults in primary and secondary care settings in the NHS, in the voluntary sector and in private practice.