Sarah Williams MA; BAhons; Adv Dip; MBACP (Accred)
I offer confidential counselling and psychotherapy. Helping you when life feels painful or overwhelming; when you feel anxious, depressed, or stuck repeating patterns of behaviour; or are struggling with relationship issues.
THERAPY DURING CORONAVIRUS: Following government and WHO advice on social distancing and non-essential travel, I'm conducting remote therapy sessions only - either by video link or telephone
People come to counselling for a variety of reasons, at differing levels of distress or crisis. You might be feeling sad, or troubled with anxiety or depression around ongoing challenges in your life; painful or confusing past experiences; or concerns about your future or relationships. I offer a peaceful, confidential, non-judgemental space for you to talk about your life and relationships, working to gain insights and move towards change in a supportive environment.
I have worked as a Counsellor within the NHS, and in a University Counselling Service counselling staff and students. I have over a decade of experience working with clients from all walks of life in both long-term and time-limited brief therapy. I work with a wide range of presenting issues including: depression, anxiety and stress, low mood or mood swings, relationship issues, separation and divorce, bereavement and loss, low self-esteem, mid-life issues, working life challenges, procrastination and creativity block.
I am an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) which is the largest professional body representing counselling and psychotherapy in the UK.
How Counselling Can Help
Counselling works to enhance your self-knowledge and deepen your understanding of how you live your life; helping you increase your own resources and life choices. We work together to help you find solutions to present difficulties that are causing you unhappiness, and provide support whilst you carry changes forward into your everyday life.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy which may be long-term, or time-limited brief therapy. My approach is integrative, and is tailored to meet the needs of each unique client.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accreditation, The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
MA Counselling and Psychotherapy, Middlesex University
Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Minster Centre, London
Diploma Therapeutic Counselling, The Mary Ward Centre, London
MA Media Arts, University of Westminster
BA Hons Humanities, Middlesex University
In addition to my private practice, I have worked as an integrative therapist in the South London and Maudsley Psychological Therapies Service at Guy's Hospital, and in the Counselling Service at Goldsmiths University, counselling staff and students.
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
Charges range from £60.00 - £80.00 depending on time and location.
I have several low cost places reserved for students or those on a low income.
Sessions last 50 minutes.
I offer weekday and evening appointments.
The initial introductory session is at a low cost rate of £30.00, offering a chance for you to see if I am the right counsellor for you.