Sarah Taylor

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Dip.Psych. MBACP(Accred) LINK Barnardo's Adoption Counsellor
Unavailable until 01/07/2024

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Isle Of Wight, PO30 5BA
Unavailable until 01/07/2024

This professional is temporarily unavailable and will not be responding to enquiries until they return.

About me

I am aware that in making the decision to access a talking therapy you are taking the first courageous step towards positive change. Counselling can help if you are experiencing difficulties, distress or anxiety in your life either as a result of a present situation or maybe something that has happened in your past that you would like to make sense of.

We live in a world that seems to put us under ever increasing amounts of pressure or expectation in all sorts of ways and for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes things can get too much and we may feel less able to cope, which may affect family relationships as well as work and peer relationships.
Talking things through can help.

I am a qualified, registered, accredited and experienced Psychodynamic Pyschotherapist able to work with a wide range of presenting issues, including, but not limited to, abuse (sexual, emotional, domestic, financial, institutional or physical), trauma, suicide and self harm, anxiety, loss, divorce, separation, betrayal.

Psychodynamic therapy works by exploring how your personality, together with your life experiences, influence your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and relationships. This will enhance your understanding of yourself and so promote the capacity for positive change.

I am also a trained and registered LINK Barnardo's Approved Adoption Counsellor, working with all areas of adoption, and including birth mothers, birth fathers and birth families. 

How it works:
We agree on a specified time and place for an initial consultation, which usually takes about an hour and is an opportunity for you to tell me about yourself and what has brought you to seek counselling. I will explain to you how I work and we will then think about how you would like to proceed.

Ongoing sessions:
If, between us, we decide that this is the right approach for you, we will agree on a regular once weekly day and time with each session being 50 minutes long.

I offer open-ended long term therapy, short term brief dynamic interventions, attachment/relational therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

MBACP (Accredited)

WPF Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Theory and Skills

WPF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. (BACP Accredited Training Course).

Barnardos Approved and Registered Adoption Support Counsellor.

Barnardos Attachment Focused Family Therapist

NOCN Training for Mentoring.

Safeguarding Adults and Children Awareness

NSPCC Child Protection Awareness

Working with Attachment and Trauma (with Tavistock and Portman Clinicians)

(WPF: Westminster Pastoral Foundation)
(BACP: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
(NOCN: National Open College Network)


Throughout my training and qualification I worked within a Southampton based psychodynamic counselling agency.
As well as seeing private clients, I have also worked within a Winchester based youth counselling organisation.

I have also trained and am registered with  LINK Barnardo's and so am able to offer specialised counselling to adoptees, adopters and their families, birth families, and to any person who might be experiencing difficulties as a result of the adoption procedure.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Although trained in the Psychodynamic modality I am able to integrate other approaches into my work. I believe that each persons experience is different and so in order that you receive the best possible outcome I may use different approaches.


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

45-minute Initial Consultation- £35

Ongoing regular weekly counselling- £50 per 50-minute counselling session.

When I work

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Further information

I offer a professional and confidential service to individuals of all ages and regardless of gender, sexuality, religion, ethnicity culture or disability, and as laid out in the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

I am fully insured.

I receive regular supervision which ensures that I work in a boundaried and safe way, and according to the needs of each client.

I regularly attend professional courses to enhance my personal development.

I hold an up-to-date DBS Enhanced Certificate.

I am registered with the ICO in line with the Data Protection Act.

Suite 2, 30 Quay Street, Newport, Isle Of Wight, PO30 5BA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Sarah Taylor
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