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Welcome.

My name is Sabine Fairbairn and I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor practising in Sunbury in Surrey and in Central London near London Bridge.

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About

I am a counsellor and psychotherapist and I offer therapy in English as well as German.

My training included different approaches to therapy and I hold a Masters degree in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy (ADEP)– both from Regent’s University in London. I also hold a Master degree in Addiction from King’s College London. I have completed a certificate in couple’s counselling at The Grove, London.

Apart from my work as a counsellor and psychotherapist I also have over fifteen years experience of working in the voluntary sector in different capacities.

I am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as well as the Society of Existential Analysis (SEA).

I adhere to the UCKP Ethical Framework, attend regular Supervision with a UKCP registered supervisor and CPD training

For further information on these organisations:

http://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/
http://existentialanalysis.org.uk/

 

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Therapy

 

There are a multitude of reasons why someone might decide to come and see a counsellor or therapist and often it  can be prompted by a particular life event or a change in life circumstances. Therapy offers the opportunity to talk to someone who is not directly involved in your life but who is open to engage with you to help you explore your past and present circumstances and consider how you would like to move forward.

I believe that every person comes to therapy with their own unique life experience and that therapy needs to be a creative and flexible process to support each person in their own way. In therapy one of the aims is to consider and explore different aspects of life, including how our past informs the present as well as the different relationships we form in life. This can help to create some clarity and awareness of your life experience and have a positive effect on  all areas of your life  by offering the possibility of change.

I believe that one of the most important aspects of good therapy is the therapeutic relationship. This forms a core part of my approach to therapy and I feel it should be a collaborative process.

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Working Together

If you are thinking of working with me I suggest an initial meeting to give us the opportunity to discuss any questions you might have. If you feel comfortable with me and my way of working I will offer you a time and day for a regular weekly session.

I offer weekly one-to-one psychotherapy to adults on either a short-term or open-ended basis,  depending on your needs and preference. I also work with couples who would like to explore their relationship. Therapy can help address a specific aspect of life or difficulty on a short-term basis or offer the opportunity to a more in-depth exploration of your life. It can be hard to predict how long therapy might be useful and it depends on every person’s individual situation. I offer an explorative and open space to reflect on your experiences and relationships, as well as your work and any other part of your life that feels important.

When it comes to ending our work, I recommend we set aside at least four weeks to bring things to a close and say our goodbyes. That said, you are of course free to end your therapy at any time.

Fees

My fees for a 50 minute session start at £50.00 at Sunbury and £70 at London Bridge.
Fees are payable in cash or cheque at the end of each session or via online bank transfer in advance.
I also offer concessions which we would discuss at our initial meeting.

I have a 48 hour cancellation policy. If I am not able to offer you an alternative time, the session will need to be paid for in full.

 

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Finding Me

Sunbury
I offer a confidential, quiet space in my consulting room in a private cul-du-sac in Sunbury-upon-Thames.

I am a 10 minute walk from Sunbury Station which is on the South West Train line from Waterloo towards Shepperton.
I am also a similar walking distance from the nearest Bus stop which is serviced by the 216, 235, 290, 635 and 555.
There is free parking on the Station Approach Road and also outside the address.
Although it is on ground-floor level there are a couple of steps that would need navigating for a wheelchair user or someone with other mobility difficulties.

London Bridge
I also offer therapy at Number 42, a private practice at London Bridge.

http://www.number42.org.uk/

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Contact

If you would like to meet for an initial discussion with a view to working with me, please contact me with the form on this page or send an email to:

Sabinefairbairn@yahoo.co.uk

It would be good if you could introduce yourself briefly and provide some indication of your availability and when you would prefer to meet.

I aim to get back to you within 24 hours.
Many thanks.