AWAKENED WELLBEING THERAPY

SARAH JAMES

Welcome
Welcome

Welcome to Awakened Wellbeing.


My name is Sarah and I work as an independent Psychotherapist in private practice.


The choice to enter therapy can reflect a search for meaning or purpose. We all experience times when we feel lost or anxious, and having somewhere to explore your concerns and fears while maintaining a sense of connection is deeply valuable and can enhance your sense of identity.


I understand that sharing feelings and parts of yourself that you usually keep hidden can be daunting. I invite you to bring the whole of your experience to our sessions, including your challenges, pain and shadow, as well as your light and joy. I provide a safe and confidential space in which you can begin to do this.


By developing your awareness through examining your inner world, by looking at your life both past and present, together we can start to explore beliefs, habits and motivations which may no longer be serving you. This awareness brings potential for positive change to emerge, enabling you to move towards a healthier more fulfilling life.


I believe we all have the ability to heal and grow, given the opportunity to do so. Suffering can be caused by a loss of contact with who we really are, counselling can help you restore and renew this contact, thereby awakening you to a greater sense of wellbeing.

“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” - Rūmī
About Me

I am a down to earth, qualified therapist with professional experience of working in various settings including bereavement and Higher Education. I have worked with clients who have suffered with isolation, relationship issues, loss (of job, identity, relationship), panic attacks, hoarding, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and mental health conditions.

How I Work

Due to Covid-19 I am operating virtually, offering phone and video appointments.


I use a holistic approach, seeing each person as a unique individual and use my skills intuitively to work at the pace and depth that is appropriate for each client. As an Integrative Psychotherapist, my training has taught me to weave different branches of psychotherapeutic theories together. My work is informed by different schools of thought, including Psychodynamic, Person-Centred and Transpersonal.


Above all I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship, building a connection that is respectful and collaborative. I welcome clients from all backgrounds, cultures and sexual orientations.

Qualifications

- Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Mary Ward Centre)

- Bereavement Training (Camden City Islington Westminster Bereavement Service)

- Mental Health First Aid Training (Mental Health First Aid England)
- BA (Hons) History and Philosophy of Art (University of Kent)

Professional Registration

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and work within their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

 

My work is fully insured and underpinned by regular clinical supervision.

Fees and what to expect

Sessions are £60 and last fifty minutes.

 

We start our work with an initial consultation and use this space to explore what brought you to counselling. You can then decide if I am the right counsellor for you; we feel more connected to some more than others and the therapeutic dynamic is no different. In turn, I assess if I am the most appropriately qualified person to assist you. This is also a time where I can answer any questions you might have about counselling and the way I work.

 

If we are happy to work together, sessions will be at the same time each week, we can agree to a fixed series of sessions, or leave it open for longer term work.

Contact

Seeking counselling requires courage, I appreciate that taking that first step can be difficult. If you are thinking about starting the process but are unsure if it is for you, call or send me an email and I would be glad to talk you through the process.


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Phone: 07960 179312

 

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