Mrs Sadiye Purslow | Accredited Counsellor | Epsom | NCS

Mrs Sadiye Purslow

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS14-01368

Location: Epsom

I am a BACP accredited counsellor and my way of working is integrated-relational. This means I draw on a number of different therapeutic perspectives such as psychodynamic, humanistic and existentialist theories which includes family systems theory. However, I believe the overall importance is the relationship between the client and the counsellor. Establishing trust and safety is paramount, in a confidential setting which enables clients to feel heard and understood, without someone passing judgement and validating their difficulties that are being experienced.

My aim as a therapist is to give you an experience of being supported and guided no matter what your struggle may be from relationship problems, work, anger, bereavement, divorce, addiction, co-dependency, illness, depression, anxiety or unhappiness. I can help you understand your unique situation so that you can make clear and solid choices that work for you. I help support my clients to identify their current struggles and how they view the world within those struggles in order to find deeper meaning and purpose.

I have extensive experience in working with individuals, couples and groups; having facilitated various workshops for many years. I run a private practice at home in Epsom where there is ample parking available on the main road, bus routes close by and the train station is a short walk away.

I'm aware how difficult it can be to reach out for support and equally a daunting prospect on choosing the right therapist for you. With this in mind, I offer a free 30 minute initial assessment for individual clients, where we get an opportunity to meet, discuss what your needs and expectations are from the counselling process and it also enables me to get a brief personal history. This assessment gives us both a chance to mutually decide if we could successfully work together. Also we would explore key goals and practicalities such as time of sessions, length (short or long term) and fees. I do offer a limited number of concessions for people with financial hardship. I have times available during the day, evenings and Saturday morning.

I am passionate about my continuous professional development and actively seek on-going training and personal therapy. Also in accordance with the BACP (British Association for Councellor's and Psychotherapists) ethical framework, I am bound to receiving regular clinical supervision. This enables me to discuss particular client aspects with a highly experienced counsellor, maintaining client anonymity at all times.

I offer week-days and evenings till 8pm. It is my usual practise to offer one 50 minute session per week; £75 per individual session or couples sessions are 60 minutes for £90 or 90 minutes for £125. The frequency of sessions can be discussed during the free of charge initial consultation..

Couples Therapy

'Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it'. - A Course in Miracles

- Are you struggling with your partner?
- Feeling frustrated, stuck, anxious or stressed in your marriage/relationship?
- You cannot talk about anything without a fight or avoid talking about some things entirely because it is not worth the headache.
- Are you living together but separate lives?
- Are you currently single and tired of dead end relationships and looking for long lasting love?

Couples come for therapy when one or both partners are expressing distress or dissatisfaction in the relationship. The content of this distress can be anything from feeling a lack of intimacy, emotional closeness or physical desire to issues involving communication, affairs, the possibility of separation or divorce, parenting issues or lack of meaning and connection. My approach to working with couples invites both partners to express themselves authentically and identify their needs. We will work together to develop ways of communication that helps resolve conflict and bring awareness and closeness to the couples relationship.

If you want a book an initial assessment in order to meet and discuss how therapy can benefit you, sessions are for either 60 minutes for £90 or 90 Minutes for £125.

Group Therapy

"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves" Viktor E Frankl

I facilitate a fortnightly therapy group. The group helps individuals share their personal struggles in their life removing the defences or blocks that have been created throughout their lives in order to live a fuller happier life.

This is a closed group, however if you are interested in joining, please send me an email to or call me on 07903419703 and we can discuss it.

Venue: St John's Parish Centre
Stoneleigh Park Road

The group has now changed and is a mixed group (men and women) starting 6th September 2022. The group runs fortnightly face to face at St John's Parish Centre Stoneleigh Epsom.

Here are the dates for group on a Tuesday for 2022:-

6th September - St Johns Parish Centre
13th September - 27 September - No group - on holiday
11th October - St Johns Parish Centre
25th October - St Johns Parish Centre
8th November - St Johns Parish Centre
22nd November -St Johns Parish Centre
6th December - St Johns Parish Centre (last one)

Here are the dates for group on a Tuesday for 2023 at St John's Parish Centre:-

10th January
24th January
7th February
21st February
7th March
21st March
4th April
18th April
9th May
23rd May
6th June
27th June
Summer Break

  • Qualifications & Experience
    AQA accredited: Advanced Certificate in Counselling - Kingston College

    BA (Hons) degree MBACP Integrated-Relational Counselling (Middlesex University)

    Professional training in MULTI-GENERATIONAL PSYCHO-TRAUMATOLOGY and THE CONSTELLATION OF THE INTENTION by Vivian Broughton and Franz Ruppert

    5 years experience in group work - using gestalt and psychodrama

    Certificate in 'Group work and Individual Therapy' with Ari Badaines (Life-Force Counselling)

    I have a lot of experience in the addiction field and working with couples.

    Since 2005, I have been working with clients and co-facilitating in various experiential workshops and support groups which included using Leonard Orr's 'rebirthing' (Integrated breathwork) and Bert Hellinger's family constellations.

    Trained in Transpersonal Couples Councelling & Psychotherapy at the CCPE (Centre of Counselling & Psychotherapy Education)

    Personal Development

    Imago Relationship Workshop - 'Getting the love you want'.

    Family Constellation Workshops

    Clearmind International Workshops - The Awakening, The Rude Awakening, Relationship Alive, Drawing down the Moon and The Edge (Vancouver, UK, Dublin and Liverpool)

    Woman Within International - 'Woman Within Workshop'

    Colin Tipping - Radical Forgiveness Workshop (Atlanta, USA)

    Working with the Here and Now - Making Space workshop

    Crucible Therapy - Masterclass Training with Dr David Schnarch and Dr Ruth Moorhouse

    Developing Group Facilitation Training at The Gestalt Centre London.

    Pornography and Addiction Workshop

    Systemic Psychotherapy Workshop

    Working with dreams and Imagery Workshop

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Training
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