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Sarah Taylor. Dip.Psych. MBACP (Accred), LINK Barnardo's Adoption Counsellor

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, addictions (including sex and porn addiction), anxiety (including panic attacks), 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.

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 and attachment based family 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 also work within a Winchester based youth counselling organisation.

I have 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

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.

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.

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

Additional information

1 hour Initial Consultation- £35

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

Families- £75 per 1 hour session

For those on a restricted income I may be able to offer a reduced fee.

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
Isle Of Wight
PO30 5BA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

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.

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Sarah Taylor. Dip.Psych. MBACP (Accred), LINK Barnardo's Adoption Counsellor

Sarah Taylor. Dip.Psych. MBACP (Accred), LINK Barnardo's Adoption Counsellor