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Sarai Monk MA Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, BPC, MBACP Reg Counsellor

London SW18 & SW20
07710819485 07710819485

About me

About Me

I am offering psychodynamic psychotherapy and counselling to individuals and couples (BPC and BACP registered). I work in private practice and and most recently have worked within the NHS in a specialist Trauma Service at the Tavistock Clinic. Areas of interest and expertise include trauma, loss, and cross-cultural issues relating to migration.

I provide a secure and non-judgmental space where you can explore the difficulties that you seek help with. Whether your problems are rooted in the past or something more recent, I believe long lasting change is possible by exploring the underlying meaning of your thoughts and feelings, behaviour, and relationships with others.

I combine in-depth psychotherapeutic expertise with extensive experience as a senior yoga teacher, trainer and mentor, incorporating mindfulness and allowing space to explore the interconnectedness between the physiological/somatic phenomena with affect and psychological understanding.

My Approach

Many different reasons can bring us to therapy. I believe long lasting change is possible by exploring the underlying meaning of your thoughts and feelings, behaviour, and relationships with others. A psychodynamic approach, as I use it, focuses on assisting you to work through dynamics that might be keeping you in a way of being that is inhibiting or painful, so that you can connect with more vitality and reach for your potential.

You may be feeling alone, depressed and anxious, or struggle with finding meaning or connectedness to yourself and others. You may be struggling with a specific experience of trauma, or the cumulative effects of adverse life experiences, or be going through a life changing transition. Therapy may help you to bear the burdens that seem overwhelming, confusing or unmanageable.

In my therapeutic work my psychodynamic approach is enriched by my understanding of an embodied mind, due to my background in yoga and mindfulness. My work is informed by the latest research in neuroscience, and attachment theory. My special interest lies in working with trauma on a bodily level (Bessel van der Kolk, 2014) and linking this with a psychodynamic approach.

Your Counselling Sessions

Initially we will meet for two - four assessment sessions. During this time we can think together about how this way of working could help you. You can ask questions, experience how I work, and decide whether you feel comfortable working with me. Sessions last 50 minutes and take place weekly at the agreed time, except during bank holidays and breaks (summer, Easter, and Christmas).

Currently I have availability for time-limited, short term treatment. To inquire and arrange an initial consultation simply call or email me.

Other Relevant Information

I adhere to the BACP and BPC code of ethics and good practice, and undertake regular supervision and continuing professional development as specified by the BACP and BPC guidelines.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills, WPF London
  • Foundation Course, Institute of Psychoanalysis
  • Foundations in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
  • MA Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, University of Essex
  • Inter-Cultural Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
  • Psychotherapist, Trauma Service, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
  • Psychotherapist, Adult Complex Needs, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust (training placement)
  • Psychotherapist, Camden and Islington NHS Psychotherapy Service (training placement)

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

  • Couples counselling
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Sliding scale, £70 - £95

East Hill Psychotherapy
94A East Hill
London
SW18 2HF

Richmond Road
London
SW20

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Sarai Monk MA Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, BPC, MBACP Reg Counsellor

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