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Dr Sarah Shillingford CPsychol, PGDip

South Woodford, Greater London (Redbridge), E18 1BD
Phone: 07960 469 994
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About me
I am a Counselling Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, my purpose is to help you to work through your difficulties and achieve your goals. I am fully registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (PYL30793), chartered with the British Psychological Society (195197) and accredited with the British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies (120768). I have substantial experience in working with a full range of difficulties associated with anxiety and depression, this includes
adult survivors of childhood trauma (including sexual abuse), stress and grief.

How I work
Due to my wide range of training, I am skilled at working with a number of therapeutic approaches and can cater my approach to reflect your needs. I am trained in CBT, Existential, Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Bereavement approaches. I believe that you are an expert in your own life and my aim is to come along side you to support you in addressing difficulties that may prevent you from living the life you want while also helping you to identify your qualities and achievements.

What you can expect in your first session
You will have space to speak about what has caused you to seek therapy and the kind of support you are looking for. I will then make some suggestions about what I think will be most helpful for you, of course your own view of things will be central to this. I offer both time limited and open ended therapy and we can speak about what option might be best for you.

I am also available for clinical supervision in individuals and groups.

Support for trainee psychologists
I offer reduced rates for therapy and supervision for trainees on BPS accredited programmes.

Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked within the therapeutic field for eleven years in in-patient, out-patient, community and charity settings. My special interests are working with those with PTSD, complex trauma, adult survivors of childhood trauma and those with eating disorders. My qualifications are as follows:

Doctorate: Regent’s College, School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma: King’s College, Institute of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Diploma in CBT
First degree: University of Luton, BSc Psychology

Other training includes:
Complex PTSD Presentations following adult trauma, Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre
Helping survivors of childhood trauma, Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre
CBT Supervision, King’s College, Institute of Psychiatry, CBT Supervision



Self funded
50 minute individual session - £80
50 minute couples session - £100

Via insurance company
Please speak with your insurance company about your level of coverage
50 minute individual session - £120
50 minute couples session - £140

I am professionally registered with the following insurance companies:
Pru Health/Vitality Health
AXA PPP Healthcare
Standard Life Healthcare
Simply Health
Healix Health Services Ltd.
Exeter Family Friendly

Clinical supervision
60 minute individual telephone session - £60
60 minute individual face to face session - £80
90 min group session - £160

Trainee Counselling Psychologist individual therapy - £50
Trainee Counselling Psychologist individual telephone supervision - £40
Trainee Counselling Psychologist individual face to face supervision - £50
Trainee Counselling Psychologist group supervision - £100

Opening Times

Opening Times: Hornchurch - Wednesday mornings
South woodford - Tuesday mornings
Limited Saturday morning appointments in South Woodford

Location Information

Location/Directions Info: Hornchurch clinic
Body And Sole Clinic
204A High Street
RM12 6QP

South Woodford clinic
Lily House
11/12 The Shrubberies
George Lane
South Woodford
E18 1BD

Both of my therapy rooms are within easy reach of public transport and have reasonably priced parking facilities.

Fentiman Way is a large car park which is less than a five minute walk from The Body and Sole clinic. The car park costs £1 for a two hour stay. Please cut and paste the following link into your browser:


South Woodford
There are a number of car parks within a five minute walk of Lily House, they all cost £1.70 for two hours. Please paste the link below into your browser for more details



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