Sarah Watson MBACP (Accred) MSc
I am a qualified and BACP Accredited Psychotherapist, holding an MSc (Level 7) with distinction in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. I have worked in Addiction and Mental Health settings until starting my private practice in 2013. I work with people with a wide range of issues and offer a variety of approaches to therapy.
Psychotherapy offers a confidential space where you can think about the changes you wish to make in your life. Often clients have difficulties as a result of past experience and these affect how they respond to their current situation. I work with people to gain more understanding in how their past affects them currently and how these may be addressed.
Having had psychotherapy myself not just as part of my training but continuing to do so since 2008, I know how life changing & enhancing it can be. Your therapeutic journey is individual to you, but it can help to know I've also been on my own journey and now feel privileged to be in a position to help clients at times of personal difficulty.
My training as an Integrative Psychotherapist allows me to help people who are experiencing a wide range of challenges. A lot of people I work with are struggling with anxiety and depression, others lack self-esteem, facing workplace challenges, experienced trauma, struggling with eating issues others are experiencing feelings of sadness, hopelessness, anger and/or despair. With my previous experience in Addiction Clinics & Mental Health Treatment Centres, I often support people affected by addiction including the families of addicts.
Psychotherapists undertake in-depth training which includes extensive placement hours in a variety of settings, personal therapy and a commitment to continued professional development. From my personal experience of therapy and my training, I am able to provide therapy in a way that feels safe and not threatening, where people can talk openly and feel understood and not judged. I feel its important that the therapeutic process is jointly agreed, so in our first appointment we will look at what your goals are from sessions and how I may be able to best support you to make changes to get your life back on track.
I offer a number of services face to face counselling, support groups, walk & talk therapy, online therapy, animal-assisted therapy (including horses and dogs). If mobility is an issue then home visits are also available within 5 miles of my office (daytime only).
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Certificate: Clinical Supervision
MSc: Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy with Distinction (Level 7) (BACP Accr)
PG Diploma: Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
PG Certificate: Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
BSc (Hons) in Combined Sciences
HND in Applied Biology
LEAP (Leading Equine Assisted Psychotherapy) Practitioner Training
Horsejoy Practitioner Training (Equine Facilitated Learning)
Accredited Member of British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP)
Leading Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (LEAP)
Training Courses & Workshops:
- Working with Shame with Carolyn Spring
- Working with Complex Trauma & First Stage of Trauma Recovery
- Exploring Attachment & Loss with R. Bowlby
- Certificate of Proficiency BACP
- Substance Misuse
- Safeguarding Adults
- Safeguarding Children
- Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
- Mental Capacity Act
- Equality & Diversity
- Administration of Medication
- EAP: Inside a Session
- Setting up Ethical Private Practise
- Anxiety Masterclass with Dr. C Padesky
- EAP Networking Events
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have in the past been a foster parent so have first hand experience working with children in care. I offer counselling and a specially designed Equine Facilitated Therapy Programme for families with foster children.
Fees are from £50
Evening and 90 minute appointments also available
Full details of my fees can be found on my website: www.lifeondreams.com
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No need to leave a voicemail or risk a call back when its inconvenient to you. You can schedule all your appointments with me online to work around your personal schedule.
Concessions offered for
I am a very experienced Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist (EFP) and have been actively practising since 2009.
I am a Senior EFP Practitioner with LEAP but I also offer Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy & Equine Facilitated Learning (EFP/EFL) with my therapy herd of horses. This therapeutic approach is increasing in popularity and is often in the media, so if you've read something about it and would like to know more, please get in touch!
I am Programme Director at LEAP and run Introduction to EFP/L Workshops, Crossfields Level 5 Diploma in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy: LEAP Method and have written the Level 4 Diploma in Equine Facilitated Learning: LEAP Method, which was launched in 2020. I also run CPD days for other counsellors & therapists who wish to maintain their CPD Hours.
Please have a look at my website for more information: www.lifeondreams.com