Sarah Watson MA, Dip Psych, RMBACP
Hello, my name is Sarah and I am a fully qualified and experienced psychodynamic therapist. For the last 12 years, I have shaped my career in providing a therapeutic space for short term and long term therapeutic intervention within the local vicinity. I am passionate about my work and believe in therapy whole heartedly. This I am sure, reflects in my work which has been mainly in the voluntary, public and private sector.
Alongside my clinical work I also have extensive experience as a programme leader and trainer for BACP accredited counselling courses, from foundation to diploma qualifications in both therapeutic and psychodynamic counselling. I am a registered member with BACP and I offer psychodynamic therapy on a short or long term basis according to your needs.
Making a commitment to a therapeutic relationship can be a difficult decision for some. You could go as far to say, choosing the right therapist is like choosing your life partner. This alone can be challenging in itself. To help with this, I offer a 30 minute consultation to discuss your expectations, hopes and desires in what you would like to gain from therapy and for you to discover also, if my approach is right for you, prior to you making your decision.
Through the provision of a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space, which is solely set aside for you, is unique in itself. This encourages a trusting and supportive environment for you to explore your needs and any concerns you may have. Through the therapeutic process you may become more aware of yourself, highlighting your strengths and acknowledging where you hold yourself back.
Developing an honest, open and trustworthy relationship is the first step in developing a more informed sense of self, which will ultimately enable you to understand you and those around you in a more coherent and empathic manner.
Due to the current climate sessions are currently available online via skype.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Training, qualifications & experience
Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust Swiss Cottage, London (2016 –Feb 2019)
MA Consulting and Leading in Organisations: Psychodynamic and Systemic Approaches.
Open University, Surrey
Higher National Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling,
Diploma in Teaching in the lifelong learning sector, Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong learning sector,
Certificate Person Centred Counselling
NCFE Level 2 Safe guarding children and vulnerable young adults
NCFE Level 2 Equality and Diversity
NCFE Level 2 Conflict Management
Mindfulness (10 Week Course)
Attachment patterns, their influence on making and breaking Relationship bonds
Understanding a pre-suicide state of mind
Sexual Abuse and how to survive
Working with low self esteem
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- £40 per hour
I believe also everyone has the entitlement to engage in therapy and offer a discount to those who are on a low income or for students in training.