Sarah Pagdin CPsychol AFBPsS MBACP
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 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. 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
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Equine therapy
- Existential therapy
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My practice is part time, weekdays and 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
I offer individual supervision for trainee and qualified schema therapists and specialist consultations, both individual and group, for therapists working with autistic clients and neurodiverse couples.