Sarah Walker MBACP
I am an experienced and fully accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor working with a wide range of issues such as identity, stress, grief, depression, anxiety and loss of meaning or purpose.
Seeking therapy for the first time might seem daunting, but I have a warm and approachable manner and can help you feel at ease. It is important that you feel safe to talk about the challenges you are facing in your life. I can offer you a compassionate, confidential space to explore those aspects of you that are holding you back from living as fully as possible. You might be feeling anxious, stressed, depressed or be having relationship problems. Whatever is challenging you right now, talking to a caring professional can be transformational.
How often should I come?
Depending on the difficulties you are currently experiencing, we might work together over a longer period of time in order to give us the time to explore things in greater depth. For example, problems that stem from childhood might need longer to understand fully and to heal. Alternatively, if there is a particular issue that has arisen more recently in your life, we can work on a short term basis to support you through this particular challenge.
Either way, I believe that seeing me on a regular weekly basis is the best way to support our work together.
How can Counselling or Therapy help me?
Whatever the time frame, the therapeutic journey will help you understand how and why you might have adopted belief systems about yourself and the world which might now be holding you back. Difficulties can be transformed into healing tools. The process can enable you to uncover the depths of your potential and to make the necessary changes required to create a life full of meaning.
What should I do now?
If you feel I might be able to help, please call or text me and we can arrange a time to have an initial discussion on the phone. If you feel comfortable, we can then arrange an initial assessment session to meet and explore if I am the most suitable therapist for you. Finding the right therapist is vital to the success of your therapeutic journey.
I wish you luck in your search for deeper meaning and healing in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained as a Transpersonal Integrative Psychotherapist. Being an Integrative Psychotherapist simply means that I draw on many different schools of psychotherapy theory into my work and can adapt my approach to meet my client’s needs.
The Transpersonal element of this means that I hold as precious the notion that we are more than simply our bodies, whatever that may mean for us. We are all, in some way, seeking our own personal meaning in life, whether overtly spiritual or otherwise, and this can be the richest, most rewarding journey we may ever take.
My qualifications and accreditations include:
- BA (Hons) * Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling * ; Certificate in Dream work Diploma in Advanced Transpersonal Psychotherapy
- UKCP accredited
- Member BACP
- MBCBT practitioner (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
I have been working as a psychotherapist for 7 years and have experience in the following environments:
Low cost counselling clinics; NHS therapeutic community; NHS GP surgery; Private practice.
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
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
I charge £70 for a 50 minute session.
In certain circumstances, I am able to offer a concessionary rate.
Where do you work?
Throughout this difficult time of the Covid 19 pandemic, I am seeing clients on-line, using Zoom. Under usual circumstances, I have a practice in central Twickenham, which is only a few minutes’ walk away from Twickenham train station. There is parking available and it is very close to Richmond, Teddington, Kingston, Hampton, Isleworth and Hounslow.
I also have a practice in Paddington, at Little Venice. This is 10 minutes walk from Paddington tube and train station, and 5 minutes walk from Warwick Avenue tube station. There is pay and display parking on the roads in the surrounding area.
What sort of difficulties do you work with?
I have experience working with the following issues:
Depression; panic attacks; stress and anxiety; bereavement; relationship problems; emotional, physical and sexual abuse; lack of meaning; divorce; eating disorders; spiritual crises; ageing; identity problems; adoption; disability; problems rooted in childhood trauma.