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.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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
I work flexibly and can offer sessions during the day and evenings.
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.