Sarah McGuinness Counsellor , W1U
As an integrative psychotherapist I incorporate a range of ideas and techniques into my work. I am broadly humanistic in my approach meaning we have a dialogue and build a working relationship together. I also draw on attachment theory and CBT techniques. As well as looking at what is going on at the present time for you we would explore your history as a way of understanding where certain behaviour patters, beliefs and feelings may have originated.
I have a particular interest in mindfulness, it is a practice that benefits me and many clients find it helpful too.
I began my career as a volunteer for The Samaritans and went on to work for the mental health charity Mind and also for Mums Aid, a small organisation supporting women with post-natal depression.
I also run a group for people suffering from chronic illness at the Central Middlesex Hospital.
Training and qualifications
1996 - Introduction to Counselling at Birkbeck College, University Of London
1998 - Certificate in Humanistic and Psychodynamic Counselling at Goldsmiths College, University of London
2002 - One Year Psychotherapy Training, Spectrum
2003 - OCR Counselling Skills, Spectrum
2004 - Post-graduate Psychotherapy Course, Spectrum
Since qualifying I have undertaken regular training to update and expand my skills. This has included specialist training in working with Post Natal Depression.
I have a particular interest in Mindfulness and continue to attend courses and workshops to develop my practice.
I charge £70 per session in Central London
Some lower cost places are available
Person-centred/humanistic Cognitive behaviour therapy Psychodynamic Mindfulness Integrative Transactional analysis Gestalt Issues often worked with:
AnxietyDepressionInterpersonal relationshipsEating disordersSexual/physical abuseBereavement Availability:
Within one week Therapy offered:
In personBy phone Client groups:
IndividualsGroupAdolescents Member organisations:
I offer evening sessions in Clapham, South London and morning and afternoon sessions at my central London practice in Duke Street W1
There is free parking in the evening outside the centre and on surrounding streets. The nearest tube is Clapham South on the Northern Line (about a 7 minute walk). The nearest mainline station is Clapham High Street, which has regular train to