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About me

Child, adolescent and family therapy in West London.

Online, telephone or in-person sessions.

I’m a psychotherapist qualified to work with children, young people and their parents.  I specialise in supporting families and work with children and young people aged between 4 and 24 years who are experiencing social, emotional or behavioural difficulties. I also work with parents individually and can offer support or consultation sessions to help navigate the often complex world of mental health services.

I work with a wide range of issues from mild difficulties which may simply require some advice or short-term support, to more complex problems which need a more open-ended therapeutic approach.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 20 years of experience working with children, first as a secondary school teacher and more recently in a therapeutic capacity in a primary school, an NHS CAMHS clinic and in private practice.

My training and experience allows me to work in an integrative way which means I offer counselling based on psychodynamic, systemic or attachment principles. My work is also informed by other evidence-based treatments such as mindfulness and CBT.

Qualifications:

  • MA, Psychological Therapies with Children, Adolescents and Families (distinction), Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Postgraduate Certificate, Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Wellbeing, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Children in Schools, Place2Be.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Bath University.
  • BA (Hons), French with German, Durham University.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free 20-minute enquiry phone call for you to tell me about your child’s difficulties and to ask any questions about the process.

Sessions are 50 minutes long and cost £60.

Further information

My private consulting room is within walking distance of the Piccadilly and Central lines.

There is on-street parking if you are coming by car.

I am able to offer online, telephone or face-to-face sessions with Covid safety measures in place.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Families
Sarah Singer

Sarah Singer