About me

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: 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, and at a University Counselling Service, counselling staff and students.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

From £60.00 to £80.00

Additional information

At the initial appointment we discuss your concerns and explore the best approach that we can take together to suit your needs. This offers us a chance to see if I am the right therapist for you.  After that we will generally meet weekly, at a regular time, for 50 minute sessions. The initial session is £50.00 and lasts 50 minutes. 

Availability

I offer appointments Monday to Friday. I have a limited number of evening appointments available.

Muswell Hill
London
N10

London
N2

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

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Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams