Sarah Portwine

Sarah Portwine

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

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Therapist - Bembridge

Bembridge PO35
Sessions from £50.00


About me and my therapy practice

I believe you are the expert of your own life; counselling and psychotherapy can facilitate greater understanding and acceptance for you. I provide compassionate support, space and time to talk about what is happening for you right now. I find that sometimes it's enough just to hear yourself out loud and be heard and understood by someone else. I would describe myself as down-to-earth, respectful, non-judgmental, authentic and compassionate. I have had the privilege of working with a diverse range of clients. I work with sensitive awareness of diversity and complex power dynamics. 

Practice description

Through counselling and psychotherapy, you’ll have the opportunity to offload and safely explore whatever you are experiencing. It offers a safe and non-judgmental environment to sensitively reflect on experiences and feelings that impact your life. Most importantly, it gives a chance to engage in a secure, trusting, and healthy relationship with a boundaried and empathetic person who is reliable and consistent. No matter what issues or emotions you are struggling with, counselling and psychotherapy enable a fuller realization and acceptance of where you are now. Subsequently our relationships with ourselves and others becomes more authentic and enjoyable.

My first session

Initially, I offer a free 30 minute telephone consultation for you to outline what you're struggling with, ask questions and decide if you would like to work with me. I can provide in person, online or telephone sessions. In our first session, we'll talk about what you'd like to get from counselling. You might have something specific you wish to work on or it may be more abstract. It's also OK if you don't have any goal in mind or don't know what you would like to achieve. We will focus on whatever feels helpful for you. I bring my real self to our sessions and will be alongside you to listen, reflect, empathise and, on occasion, gently question.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Humanistic, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling