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Dipl.Psych, MBACP, UKCP

About me

Hello, my name is Sarah, and I practice depth psychotherapy and counselling in London and Hastings.

My approach is transpersonal integrative, which means that I tailor my therapeutic approach to my clients needs. I draw on different theoretical models including the psychodynamic model, Jung, Rogers, and Gestalt.

The transpersonal dimension is the deeper search for meaning, and is ultimately about connection to oneself, to others, and to the Universe. It is sometimes a lack of connectedness, felt as loneliness, which brings a person to therapy. The relationship with the therapist is key to the process of growth and healing, and I aim to promote this by providing an empathic, calm, confidential environment.

I help clients gain a deeper understanding of their self by working through blocks and difficulties, exploring why these may have arisen, and how to learn and move on from them.

Maybe what is needed is for the client to rediscover their creativity in order to find solutions to their life challenges. I can help facilitate this through creative techniques such as visualisations, role play, and sand tray. I am interested in dreams and how they can provide special insight into our lives and internal processes, and work with clients dreams if they are open to this. I also offer meditation and mindfulness techniques.

Therapy can be either long or short term, although psychotherapy is usually longer term, and activates more of the clients potential, than counselling, which is often to do with specific, current, issues. Counselling can progress to psychotherapy, as the client engages in the process of self development, which has been described as a feeling of 'Coming Home'.

Training, qualifications & experience

Past work experience

Before training as a psychotherapist I worked for 15 years as a mental health practitioner in various social care settings, including addictions rehabilitation, so I have a lot of practical experience and knowledge of mental distress in all its forms, and how a person's environment can impact on their mental health.

Counselling experience

I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings, including The Caravan drop in, Help Counselling, Fresh Start psychotherapy, PBH coaching, transpersonal group work, and psychotherapy private practice.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London

Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapy, CCPE (5 year training).

Postgraduate Certificate in The Role of Dreams in Psychotherapy and Spiritual Guidance, CCPE

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

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Fees

From £65.00 to £85.00

Additional information

Session fee depending on location

When I work

9am -10pm

Further information

I am professionally supervised and adhere to ethical guidelines as set out by BACP and UKCP. I hold Professional Liability Insurance.

High Street, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34

Centre For Counselling & Psychotherapy Education, Beauchamp Lodge, 2 Warwick Crescent, London, W2 6NE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom