Dr Lauren Sayers
*** Currently offering some subsidised therapy services for those who may struggle to find affordable therapy. Please get in touch to enquire about the availability of these sessions ****
- Clinical Psychologists accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
- Counsellors and Psychotherapists registered with the UKCP and BACP
- Offering evidence-based support
- Committed, flexible & individualised therapy
- Some evening & early morning appointments available
- Held both face-to-face, online, or a combination of both
- Working with individuals, couples & families (adults, children & young people)
- Specialist therapies available for working with anxiety, health anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma & personality difficulties including DBT, CBT, Schema Therapy and EMDR.
Who we are
Serendipity Psychology is a collaboration of professionally registered, highly qualified psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors in independent practice across Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Milton Keynes, London, Brighton and many areas of the UK. We aspire to deliver exceptional psychological care and support to our clients.
Finding a therapist
Finding the right therapist and type of therapy can be a confusing and complicated process. It is especially important to find someone you think you can form a strong relationship with and someone who is able to help you in the most effective way. We recommend attending an initial consultation, online, by telephone, or in person, to find out more about your problems and decide what approach to therapy might be most helpful.
Why choose us?
We are a collaboration of specialist therapists including psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors who are all registered with the gold standard of professional bodies in our respective areas evidencing extensive experience and high level qualifications within our disciplines. We are able to work together as a multidisciplinary team and pool our expertise to ensure we have the most up-to-date knowledge and skills to help our clients in the most effective way.
Membership bodies and registrations
Our psychologists maintain their registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Our psychotherapists and counsellors are registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and/or the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). These are the gold standard of registrations in the UK demonstrating that our therapists have extensive training and experience.
What we provide
We are committed to providing effective, evidence-based therapy for a wide range of psychological, emotional and relationship problems. We offer a number of therapies that we have received a high level of specialist training in, including:
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Schema Therapy
- Systemic Family Therapy
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)
- Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Personal Construct Psychology (PCP)
Training and consultancy
We offer a number of training courses in several areas of mental health for other professionals, companies and organisations. These training courses can be specially designed in line with individual need. Examples of past courses have included: Understanding Autistic Spectrum Disorder; Understanding Attachment; Personality Disorder and Complex Trauma, Self Harm and Eating Disorders; Understanding Psychosis and Complex Mental Health Disorders; An Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills; Coping in a Crisis.
Coaching, mentoring and advocacy
We offer mentoring, executive coaching and supervision to individuals and professionals looking to enter into psychology and counselling, or those embarking on a life change such as a career change, having children, divorce or redundancy.
Expert witness and medico-legal services
Several of our psychologists have received full training through the British Psychological Society to be credible and specialist experts in their respective fields. As such they appear on the BPS Directory of Expert Witnesses. We have a wealth of training and experience in psychometric, cognitive, diagnostic and clinical assessment and report writing for family court and medico-legal cases.
Many of our therapists also hold additional training and qualifications in supervision of other therapists. In line with this, they are registered to conduct supervision with their respective membership bodies, such as the British Psychological Society: https://www.bps.org.uk/lists/rapps
Subsidised and low-fee therapy
We also offer a low fee therapy service for those who are unable to afford to pay the full rate for therapeutic services. This service starts from £35 depending on individual circumstances and who it is allocated to.
Most of our low fee services are offered by trainee therapists and assistant psychologists who are supervised by our team of qualified therapists. All our assistants and trainees are rigorously interviewed and vetted before they are invited to join our team. They are also required to be members of professional governing bodies such as the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), or the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Our low fee service is managed by our Practice Manager, Rosie Eacott. Rosie oversees the coordination and allocation of our referrals in collaboration with our director. She is also currently completing her Masters in Psychotherapy and is part of our team delivering low fee therapeutic services. She works with adults with a range of difficulties including depression and anxiety-related conditions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Training:
Our clinical psychologists are qualified to doctoral level with additional graduate level qualifications in psychology. Our psychotherapists and counsellors are trained to at least level 5 or above, including to degree or postgraduate level.
We have attended further extensive, professional training in specific therapeutic models such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Personal Construct Psychology (PCP) and trauma approaches such as Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).
In addition to this training, many of our therapists have specific training and work-based experience in working with particular issues including post traumatic stress (PTSD), personality difficulties, anxiety and depression, phobias, gender-related issues, relationship difficulties and autism spectrum conditions.
We have held many different professional and specialist roles within psychology, counselling and psychotherapy. For details about our therapists, please see our website for further information relating to individual profiles and for regularly updated information about mental health:
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
While we have experience and training in each of the above indicated areas, our particular areas of specialism include:
- Borderline and other personality difficulties and disorders
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and trauma
- Autistic Spectrum conditions such as Autism and Aspergers, including diagnosis
- Anxiety conditions, including OCD, health anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Depression, low mood and Bipolar Disorder
- Stress and burnout
- Grief, loss and bereavement
- Relationship problems and relationship breakdown (couples therapy)
- Self harm, eating disorders and other life threatening behaviour
- Anger management
- Gender identity and transition issues
We welcome further discussion regarding any difficulties you may have and invite you to contact us with any queries. We look forward to hearing from you.
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Our fees are competitive with other therapy services and subsidised sessions are available upon enquiry.
Daytime and evening appointments are available.
Sessions would either be held at one of our comfortable consulting rooms or clinics around Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Milton Keynes, Brighton and other locations around the UK, or online. It is also sometimes possible for arrangements to be made for us to travel to those who would feel more at ease at home. It is important that your sessions are held in a quiet and private venue so that you can speak freely and feel reassured that any information shared is not overheard.
* Our associates are registered with all major insurers including Bupa, Aviva and WPA.
Available daytimes and evenings, face-to-face and online.
Sessions are usually an 50 minutes long and are planned with you to ensure they suit your needs. These are flexible and booked on an individual basis or in advance as a course of sessions.
The length of therapy:
This can be adapted to meet short and longer-term goals, depending on your individual needs and preferences. This can be as short as a few targeted sessions or longer term.
Confidentiality is uppermost and central to our working practice; everything you share with us will remain confidential according to the British Psychological Society's (BPS) and the National Counselling Society's (NCS) codes of conduct. This means that unless there are serious concerns about your safety or the safety of others, your information will only be shared in confidential, clinical supervision in which you remain anonymous.