About me as a therapist .... The various testimonials on this site might give you an idea of what clients think of me as a therapist (see right, for example). I can assure you of a warm welcome and friendly acceptance, whatever concerns you bring, My basic belief is that we are all deserving of kindness, support and understanding, whatever our situation, and I'm fundamentally optimistic about people's ability to make sense of their experiences and to live rich and rewarding lives.
My professional credentials…. I have been practicing as a therapist for over 9 years and am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means I have met recognised standards of professional training, and that I abide by a code of ethical practice, including having regular supervision with a senior member of the profession.
My training and qualifications are as follows:
About my personal background .... Before training as a therapist, I worked as a university researcher in global health, and before that, in the UK Civil Service and in a human rights organisation. Beyond work, I love nature and the outdoors and am a keen walker, cyclist and swimmer. I've been doing yoga for over 20 years and have found it a great support in my own life so am very happy now to share it with others. I've also had my own personal therapy for many years so I know something of the experience from your chair too!
What clients say....
"I have had therapy in the past but the sessions I have had with Sarah have been invaluable. I have learnt coping mechanisms for situations and feelings that previously felt unmanageable. The insight I have gained has helped me manage relationships and I feel more comfortable with myself. Sarah is so easy to talk to and she has a warm, intelligent and non-judgmental approach" F, 36 (Psychotherapy client)
"I feel more aware of my own tensions and anxieties and have gained many coping strategies from the sessions. I found Sarah very calm and relaxed - she has a very kind approach" F, 45 (Yoga Therapy client)