Sarah Wagnall - UKCP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist
I am a qualified psychotherapist practising in Wapping, London E1.
I offer a quiet, confidential space, away from the hubbub of London, where you can take time to think about your life and what you might like to be different.
You might be feeling unhappy in yourself: depressed or anxious or out of sorts. You might be struggling with relationships; feeling trapped or very alone. You might feel stuck - at home or at work - uncertain where to go next with your life.
It might be a recent issue or a long-term problem; something in the future that looming over you or something from your past that won't go away. Whatever it is, I might be able to help.
I believe that therapy is a creative, collaborative endeavour. I aim to be warm, lively and open to a shared experience, within the boundaries of a professional therapeutic relationship.
If you are interested in working with me, I suggest we have an initial meeting to explore the challenges you face and your hopes for the future. This will give us both an opportunity to see if there is a connection between us and the potential to do good work.
I have been offering online sessions throughout the lockdown and continue to do so while we are living with the Covid-19 pandemic. However, I am planning to return to face-to-face work in the autumn.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) in Psychotherapy and Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy (ADEP) - both from Regent’s University in London.
I am accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and am bound by their code of ethics. As part of this code I undertake regular supervision and invest in my continuing professional development. I am also a member of the Society for Existential Analysis.
I completed my clinical training at Westminster Mind and at South London and Maudsley NHS Trust.
Prior to training as a psychotherapist I worked in public relations and corporate communications in the public, private and third sector and therefore have a good understanding of the challenges we can face in the world of work.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £60 a session.
Appointments are weekly, at the same time each week. Sessions are 50 minutes long.