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My Theoretical and Supervisory Approach

My approach is integrative with leanings towards humanistic, systemic and attachment-focused ideas. I also incorporate ideas from CBT, psychodynamic ideas (in particular around containment and internal worlds) and existential and person-centred approaches. I have experience offering supervision within Social Care/NHS placements as well as privately. 

My therapeutic approach is to offer clients a space that is their own to work on the things they want to change or to accept the things that they cannot. It is not about me being the expert who knows how to fix their problems but helping them to find their own answers and resolutions through paying careful attention to their values, beliefs and thoughts and helping them to uncover multiple perspectives.

Working with Trainee Therapists

As a trainee I found my supervision with my external supervisor was a place where I could consider the development of my professional identity. I would often find that life felt quite fragmented between placements, work and training. Supervision was a space where I could feel more whole. As a supervisor I would aim to offer a similar experience and help you to consider issues you are exploring as a trainee therapist.

What to expect

The first step in working together, either in a supervisory or therapeutic relationship, would involve meeting for an assessment session. The aim of the session will be to establish whether you feel comfortable and happy to work together, and for me to assess whether I can provide the support you need. You may wish to see more than one psychologist to find the right therapist/supervisor and this session will help you determine what will best meet your needs as a trainee.

I believe supervision is a space to learn and reflect on your practice and a space to feel held and contained as a therapist. It is as important in the supervision relationship as the therapist-client relationship that you feel comfortable and that there is trust and openness so that it can become a space which is nurturing, stimulating and reflective. 


The consulting rooms I use are in South Woodford, E18, and offer a private and comfortable space. There is free parking opposite or the location is a short walk from South Woodford Underground station (Central line). Disabled access is available if required.


My usual supervision fee for qualified practitioners is £80.00 per session (including assessment/introduction session). I also offer reduced rates for personal therapy for trainees who undertake it as part of their course requirements.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss your specific requirements.

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George Lane
South Woodford

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

My Theoretical and Supervisory Approach My approach is integrative with leanings towards humanistic, systemic and attachment-focused ideas.

Dr Sara Trayman CPsychol - Counselling Psychologist

Dr Sara Trayman CPsychol - Counselling Psychologist