Sarah Sugarman, Reg MBACP, Reg MNCS(Accred) PGCert, AdvProfDip
Hi, I'm Sarah, an experienced and supportive Psychotherapist & Counsellor.
I am able to offer you a safe space in which to explore your issues of concern with me, in an open and non-judgmental way. I have experience in helping clients who have anxiety, stress, self-harm, PTSD, OCD, relationship issues, depression, feeling sad, panic attacks, family issues, separation & divorce and many other issues.
I am also an experienced Couples Therapist and offer a supportive environment to couples who wish to enhance or re-engage with each other, particularly if there has been infidelity. We can work effectively together to bring about a better relationship or marriage when separation or divorce are being considered.
I often work with couples to look at all options being considered and help when a conclusion to a relationship is desired. I can work with you as a couple to offer mediation to a difficult issue. We can work together to look at your children and family, their needs during this time and how to parent successfully.
How I work with my clients.
I understand that for some people therapy is often the first opportunity they have had to talk to someone who is not part of their family or a friend. Together, we talk about any issue that is of concern to you. In this way I offer a professional, yet supportive, non-judgmental and confidential space, in which to do this.
During an initial session, we would look at how your expectations of therapy might be met through your time in therapy. The quality of the therapeutic relationship between us is central to my work and I offer an approach that draws upon a variety of perspectives and theories, yet always at my client's pace, depending on their work and requirements for a positive change to their lives.
The best outcome of therapy can be achieved with a secure therapeutic relationship between us, that combines empathy and acceptance, yet offers an appropriate level of questioning and challenge, that allows you to come to your own conclusions. Even just one single session of counselling with me can very often be of real value, just by talking to me about your issues.
I am always happy to work with my clients for any number of sessions that feels right between us, without having to commit to further sessions unless you want to. If you would like to know more about me or the way in which I work, please visit my website or contact me with any questions.
During the Covid-19 crisis.
I am working with my clients via FaceTime and other online platforms. I do have some appointment availability at the moment and I am taking on new clients. So please do contact me during this difficult time to discuss how I can help.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered Member of BACP
- Registered Accredited Member of National Counselling Society MNCS(Accredited)
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Introduction Tavistock Centre, London
- Foundation Certificate Psychotherapy & Counselling, Regents University, School of Psychotherapy & Counselling, London
- Post Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling (awarded by University of Wales) 2011, Regents University, School of Psychotherapy & Counselling
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Dip PC) Chrysalis Not for Profit Training Organisation
- Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Adv Prof Dip) Chrysalis Training Organisation
I have enhanced my learning -
- Time-limited Existential Mediation for Couples - Certificate New School Psychotherapy London
- Relationship & Couples Coaching Certificate from Animas Coaching Academy London
- Existential CPD Coaching Certificate New School Psychotherapy & Counselling London
I have worked previously at a day care centre for adults with long term mental health issues, as well as working for a GP's NHS practice in Finchley, London N3.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
If you are looking for short term counselling of 10-12 sessions, where together we can re-evaluate habitual thinking and help with implementing different behaviours to process negative thoughts and feelings. This is often very helpful when working with anxiety, stress, panic disorder, feeling sad, relationship issues, depression and bereavement. This is particularly helpful if you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed.
I am also able to offer psychotherapy for a longer term of therapy, where we can bring about a deeper understanding of your emotions by looking at your past, including childhood, teenage and adult life. By working this way, we may be able to cope with and make sense of difficult feelings or experiences that we are faced with today. It is a longer term of commitment of therapy that can take some months, or longer in the therapeutic setting, yet can offer a way to help to bring resolution, clarity and positive change.
My individual fees are:
£70 per daytime session 9am-5pm
Evenings after 6pm £90 per session
Couples £110 per session 9am-5pm.
Evenings £120 per session after 6pm
Therapy appointments are 50 mins per session for individuals, 60 mins for couples. Appointments are usually once a week, and I can offer evening appointments by arrangement - please enquire via email or phone.
During the Coronavirus crisis, I am only offering FaceTime or Zoom appointments, and not face to face. This is still an effective way of delivering my service to clients, especially during this worrying time.