Sarah Paul, PgDip, Psychodynamic Counsellor, MBACP
I am an experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor; I aim to provide an environment where there is further understanding of our sense of who we are and how we function with everyday “normality.”
Life can throw us unexpected curve-balls and we can inevitably feel overwhelmed and unable to cope. Within my sessions, I seek to create a space that allows us to explore and talk through our fears which can highlight how we cope both in crisis and everyday life. This can provide better understanding of our inner thoughts that can, at times, be overpowering.
I find that reflection and being open of mind brings trust for us to feel safe in sharing what has become difficult to carry alone.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced psychodynamically trained Counsellor and registered BACP member. I trained at Hertfordshire University and was awarded with a Postgraduate degree . I follow and comply with the BACP ethical framework and I subscribe to making sure that my continued professional developmental learning is up to date and of an approved standard.
I work within the following areas:
Phobias and Addiction
I work alongside many individuals that experience a need to have a listening ear without judgement. This can have a huge impact on how we feel about ourselves and how we cope within daily relational dynamics.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge £40 per 50-minute sessions.
Concessions: I offer low-cost counselling per 50-minute sessions for low-income individuals. Please contact me to discuss further.
- Free / low-cost sessions available
I have full Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance, I also have regular clinical supervision. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Code of Ethics for good practice.
I hold an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) formerly known as a Criminal Bureau Check (CRB).
I work within "Stortford Therapy Space" at 16b Hockerill Street in Bishop’s Stortford. We are a practice of six Therapists offering child/adolescent/family and individual counselling to the general public. We can also provide support within coaching and workshops. We have individual and child/family space with rooms that are comforting and provide a confidential, relaxing, safe atmosphere. We are happy for you to self-refer and we are also recommended within local G.P. Services.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Stortford Therapy Space has five therapy rooms, two of which are on the ground floor. Our washroom is on the first floor, accessible by stairs. For car parking you can visit either Jackson Square Car Park or Crown Terrace which are both a 5-minute walk.
I work flexibly and can offer sessions during the day and evenings.
Types of client
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