Sarah Woodward

Sarah Woodward


Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove BN3
07807024246
Sessions from £80.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

How can Therapy help you?

There are numerous motivations for seeking the support of a therapist; a specific current issue or crisis, enduring emotional or relational difficulties, loss, bereavement, the desire for personal insight, growth and self-development and many more.

During times of uncertainty, it can be helpful to have a safe, calm and non-judgemental space to talk, process and work through difficulties.  Gaining insight and understanding of the here and now through the lens of the past often enables the discovery and development of new ways of being, thinking and relating that are less compromised by past experiences. I can help nurture and facilitate this process at a pace that suits your wants and needs.

I have benefited from therapy at challenging times in my life which I feel has enabled me to empathise and gain a deeper understanding of what taking the first steps towards therapy can be like.

My approach

My approach is inclusive, considering an individual’s subjective perspective and circumstance from a social, cultural, and psychological perspective. Offering insights that are in the best interests of your therapeutic development, I aim to facilitate the promotion of agency, autonomy and ownership.

I am a fully qualified and registered Integrative Therapist. I’m trauma-informed working relationally with aspects of humanism, existentialism and contemporary psychodynamic theoretical approaches.

Practice description

Our work together

I fundamentally believe that effective therapeutic practice is underpinned by the relationship between the therapist and client, so developing a strong, robust alliance, and offering an inclusive and supportive environment for you to navigate the therapeutic process is essential to the way we work.

My diverse life and work experience give me the ability to be resilient, resourceful and highly adaptable in providing support to a wide range of clients. I will walk alongside you, as a kind witness, offering a non-judgemental space, meeting you where you are.

Specialist Experience

I have significant experience in the field of addiction and hold specialist expertise in this area; attending to the addiction issue or addictive process while also working on addressing the underlying traumas which have led to the addictive cycle. I also work with family members in order to help them navigate their own way through the impact of the addiction on their lives.

I have extensive training and experience working with complex bereavement, grief, loss and endings. My approach to working with bereavement has been influenced by the notion that we of 'grow around our grief’, moving away from more linear models and focussing on an individual’s felt and lived experience of their loss. 

I have further informed my practice through my work with the Body Dysmorphia Foundation as a group facilitator for the charity. 

Engagements include:

  • St Joseph’s Hospice Bereavement Service
  • Body Dysmorphia Foundation
  • Martlets Hospice Bereavement Service
  • Brent Bereavement Service
  • Forward Trust: Community Substance Misuse & Family Services
  • Childline UK
  • Action on Addiction
  • HMP Holloway

I attend regular supervision and keep up to date with new developments and research within the field of mental health and well-being which informs the continuing development of my practice. 

 I hold Professional Liability Insurance and an Enhanced DBS. 

My first session

I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation where we can discuss any questions you may have about the process, how we might move forward and work together.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

Therapist - London

London NW6
07807024246
Sessions from £80.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

How can Therapy help you?

There are numerous motivations for seeking the support of a therapist; a specific current issue or crisis, enduring emotional or relational difficulties, loss, bereavement, the desire for personal insight, growth and self-development and many more.

During times of uncertainty, it can be helpful to have a safe, calm and non-judgemental space to talk, process and work through difficulties. Gaining insight and understanding of the here and now through the lens of the past often enables the discovery and development of new ways of being, thinking and relating that are less compromised by past experiences. I can help nurture and facilitate this process at a pace that suits your wants and needs.

I have benefited from therapy at challenging times in my life which I feel has enabled me to empathise and gain a deeper understanding of what taking the first steps towards therapy can be like.

My approach

My approach is inclusive, considering an individual’s subjective perspective and circumstance from a social, cultural, and psychological perspective. Offering insights that are in the best interests of your therapeutic development, I aim to facilitate the promotion of agency, autonomy and ownership.

I am a fully qualified and registered Integrative Therapist. I’m trauma-informed, working relationally with aspects of humanism, existentialism and contemporary psychodynamic theoretical approaches.


Practice description

Our work together

I fundamentally believe that effective therapeutic practice is underpinned by the relationship between the therapist and client, so developing a strong, robust alliance, and offering an inclusive and supportive environment for you to navigate the therapeutic process is essential to the way we work.

My diverse life and work experience give me the ability to be resilient, resourceful and highly adaptable in providing support to a wide range of clients. I will walk alongside you, as a kind witness, offering a non-judgemental space, meeting you where you are.

Specialist experience

I have significant experience in the field of addiction and hold specialist expertise in this area; attending to the addiction issue or addictive process while also working on addressing the underlying traumas which have led to the addictive cycle. I also work with family members in order to help them navigate their own way through the impact of the addiction on their lives.

I have extensive training and experience working with complex bereavement, grief, loss and endings. My approach to working with bereavement has been influenced by the notion that we of 'grow around our grief’, moving away from more linear models and focussing on an individual’s felt and lived experience of their loss.

I have further informed my practice through my work with the Body Dysmorphia Foundation as a group facilitator for the charity. 

Engagements include:

  • St Joseph’s Hospice Bereavement Service
  • Body Dysmorphia Foundation
  • Martlets Hospice Bereavement Service
  • Brent Bereavement Service
  • Forward Trust: Community Substance Misuse & Family Services
  • Childline UK
  • Action on Addiction
  • HMP Holloway

I attend regular supervision and keep up to date with new developments and research within the field of mental health and well-being which informs the continuing development of my practice.

I hold Professional Liability Insurance and an Enhanced DBS. 

My first session

I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation where we can discuss any questions you may have about the process and how we might move forward and work together.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Existential, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy