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Sarah Paul, PgDip, Psychodynamic Counsellor, MBACP

Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2DW
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Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2DW

About me

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:

Bereavement

Anxiety

Depression/low-mood

Phobias and Addiction

Separation/Divorce

Trauma

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.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

I charge £45 per 50-minute sessions.

Concessions: I offer low-cost counselling per 50-minute sessions for low-income individuals. Please contact me to discuss further.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Further information

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.

16B Hockerill Street
Bishop's Stortford
Hertfordshire
CM23 2DW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

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.

Availability

I work flexibly and can offer sessions during the day and evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Sarah Paul, PgDip, Psychodynamic Counsellor, MBACP

Sarah Paul, PgDip, Psychodynamic Counsellor, MBACP