Sarah Pagdin CPsychol AFBPsS MBACP
*COVID-19: All sessions are taking place online or over the telephone. I already have extensive experience of working like this and there are plenty of ways I can help if you need to adjust to doing things a little differently. If you're unsure about how this could work for you I'll be happy to talk things through with you first.*
I am a chartered counselling psychologist with over 18 years' experience working with problems such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, anger, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, life changes and loss, trauma and many others. I work with adults of all ages and backgrounds.
I am very experienced in dealing with complex issues and work with a number of clients in long term therapy. I also have a lot of experience with people on the autistic spectrum (Asperger's/ASD) and offer specialist coaching for people in neurodiverse relationships, including families, who want help with communication issues.
Some difficulties are not easy to put into words and do not have an obvious ‘label’, in which case I help people clarify their concerns before discussing how we might address them.
My professional training and experience equip me to work very flexibly and tailor my approach to individual needs - 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.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Health and Care Professions Council
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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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specialist coaching for people in neurodiverse relationships, eg, where one person is on the autistic spectrum (Asperger's or ASD) and the other person is neurotypical. 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.
Individual therapy sessions cost £90. 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 at the time of booking and is non-refundable. Payment may be made by debit or credit card, electronic funds transfer or cash.
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.