Sarah is a skilled counsellor and BACP-Accredited psychotherapist, with over 20 years’ experience of mindfulness practice. She works with adults and teenagers from age 16 upwards, providing a safe and accepting environment for people to explore their difficulties. She is able to offer both highly-focused brief counselling and longer-term psychotherapy, as required.
Because certain counselling styles suit some people more than others, Sarah draws from a range of approaches to suit each person’s needs. This enables her to provide both practical support with specific issues, and an open space to reflect and grow. She is particularly adept in helping people develop a deeper awareness of their emotional and bodily experience, to clarify and resolve more complex issues such as trauma.
I know that starting counselling often takes immense courage. Many people come as a last resort, with very little hope. But I genuinely believe that everyone has the capacity to get ‘un-stuck’ – no matter how difficult a place they may be in. I will meet you with warmth and honesty, with curiosity and steady attention. Together we can find a way to overcome your problems and make real, lasting changes in your life and your relationships.
Areas of expertise
Many years of living and working abroad has given Sarah a particular interest and experience in counselling those from diverse nationalities, religions and cultures. She works with each individual to identify the personal and cultural strengths that can address their problems most effectively. She has helped people resolve a wide range of issues, and is a specialist in the following:
- Anxiety and stress
- Depression and suicidal thoughts
- Relationship and family problems
- Low self-esteem
- Cross-cultural issues
- Work-related issues
- Meaning and identity
- Terminal / chronic illness
Qualifications and experience
At the heart of Sarah’s professional training is a rigorous four-year Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. She has also undertaken numerous specialist certificates and courses, particularly in the areas of mind-body psychology and trauma resolution. She is active in the field of psychotherapy research, and has conducted new studies into what influences therapeutic change.
Sarah’s working life began with a 20-year career in international marketing and management. A fascination with inter-cultural communication and business psychology eventually led her to the field of talking therapies in 2006. Since then she has held positions as a counsellor and psychotherapist in the private and voluntary sectors and also in the NHS. She now focuses on her private practice in Central London (Harley Street) and Reading, Berkshire.
Sarah works as a counsellor and psychotherapist at the following Anchor clinics: