Forensic Psychologist and Schema Therapist: Dr Sara Schamborg

Please note that Sara offers both socially distanced face-to-face appointments and online appointments, using zoom or other suitable online methods.Sara Schomborg

About Sara

Sara is a Forensic Psychologist and Schema Therapist. Since qualifying as a psychologist in 2014, she has worked in a variety of services, including the NHS and the charity sector, as well as in different settings, including community and hospital settings. She has experience of providing both on a one-to-one, and group, treatment.

Registration with Professional Bodies

Sara is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), a registered member with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and an accredited member with the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST).

How can Sara help you?

Sara has experience of working with adults with a wide range of difficulties, such as difficulties relating to low mood, anger, anxiety, self-critical thoughts, low self-esteem, drug and alcohol misuse, or relationship issues. She has extensive experience of working with individuals who have experienced trauma, including childhood trauma, as well as those with long-standing difficulties.

Therapeutic Approach

Sara supports people to explore and understand their difficulties, whilst also supporting them to achieve their own goals.  She recognises the importance of proving a safe and non-judgemental space to those whom she works with, as well as the importance of working collaboratively to facilitate meaningful change.

Sara draws on a variety of evidence-based approaches to meet the needs of the person she is working with.  Sara particularly draws on:

Fees

Sara offers a free initial consultation. The aim of the consultation is to get an initial understanding of what brings you to therapy and to determine whether the services offered are the right fit for you or whether another service may be more appropriate. If you decide to pursue sessions, sessions are charged at £90 an hour.

Contact details

To find out more or to book an initial consultation, please contact Sara via email or phone.

Email address: sara.schamborg@protonmail.com

Mobile number: 07376724648.

Counselling Psychologist: Dr Jess Haskins (Walker)

Background

I am a Counselling Psychologist registered with HCPC (PYL36844) as a Practitioner Psychologist. I have worked therapeutically for over 15 years with all kinds of client groups. I work from an integrative, relational perspective.Jess Walker

This means I am trained in a number of different modalities, and will develop a therapeutic approach that meets your individual needs, with an underlying ethos of developing a positive relationship with you through which to effect change. Modalities I have experience in include:

  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Relational therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion focused therapy
  • Brief solution-focused therapy
  • Addictions therapy
  • Mindfulness

As well as working as a counselling psychologist, I am a freelance research consultant, a lecturer in Psychology for the Open University, and I provide training and clinical supervision to workplaces and individuals. Over the last 15 years I have worked in varied psychology and therapy roles including forensic psychology services, homelessness and complex needs (Second Step), addictions (with adults and young people, both residential and community based), NHS IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) services, SANEline (a mental health telephone support service), psychotherapy services with children in Mexico, and mentor services for early career researchers.

I am very interested in how the attachments we have formed in our early life may shape our future relationships, and how later positive attachments can help us find the strength to overcome problems.

This understanding informs the work I do with many clients. I also use many positive psychology strategies that can help us overcame shame, despair and difficulty. I see learning to be kind to the self as an important part of empowering change from within, and use many techniques that can help you with this.

Getting started

Healthy relationships can have a big impact on emotional wellbeing. I  therefore offer respect, warmth and empathy to help you build a trusting relationship with me, providing a safe space for you to work through your issues. I will work with you to decide on a course of action that we both feel will best help you make positive changes in whatever areas are most concerning you.

One of the most important factors in successful therapy is the relationship between the client and therapist, no matter which type of therapy they offer. Therefore it might help you to try out a few therapists first to see what suits you. I offer an initial session at a reduced rate of £35 for us to see
how we feel about working together, with no obligation to continue. Ongoing sessions are charged at £85.

The sessions

Sessions will differ depending on the mode of therapy we decide to use. We may work more in the here and now, or we may look at where issues have stemmed from in the past. I will be led by you and your needs.

As I am trained in a variety of modes, I am able to use a range of techniques tailored to your specific needs. Whatever we do together, we will go at your pace. It can take time to feel safe enough to let someone in, so I don’t expect you to tell me everything straight away! We will work together – you are the expert in your experience, and I will be there to facilitate you in understanding yourself better so that you can live a more fulfilling, less stressful life. I understand that talking about your issues can feel quite challenging at times.

Sometimes you will feel enlightened after sessions. Other times you may feel a little exhausted. This is completely normal and all part of the process of change.

Contact and further information

www.jesswalkercounsellingpsychology.com

southbristolcp@gmail.com

07444 686246