Sarai Monk MA Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, BPC, MBACP Reg Counsellor
I am offering psychodynamic psychotherapy and counselling to individuals (BPC and BACP registered). I work in private practice and within the NHS. Areas of interest and expertise include stress, relationship issues, and cross-cultural issues including 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.
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. I combine in-depth psychotherapeutic expertise with extensive experience as a senior yoga teacher, trainer and mentor, working with the body, the breath, mindfulness and groups.
You may be feeling alone with your worries, struggling to find meaning or connectedness to yourself and others, or be going through a life changing transition. Therapy may help you to bear the burdens that seem overwhelming, confusing or unmanageable.
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 open-ended 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
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
Sessions cost £80. I have a limited number of low fee vacancies, please ask me.