Sarah Briggs


Sarah is a Director of The Grove Practice, where she maintains a therapy practice working with individuals and couples. She is a qualified humanistic integrative counsellor and is a psychotherapist accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP),  the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and also the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP).

Many of her clients are facing relationship difficulties, or stress at work, along with anxiety or depression. Others are struggling with illness or other changes in their life circumstances.

Sarah has received specialist counselling training in working with couples, disordered eating, addiction and compulsive bahviour (OCD), and survivors of trauma or sexual abuse. She is also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Her clinical experience includes addiction, relationship and sexual issues, depression and anxiety, bereavement, plus dealing with anger and violence. She has also received several medical referrals to work with the impact of medical diagnosis or coping with illness such as chronic fatigue, HIV or cancer. For therapy funded by private health insurance, she is registered with many providers including Allianz, Aviva, BUPA, Cigna, PruHealth, Standard Life and WPA. Sarah sees The Grove’s clients at Wimpole Street in central London, W1.

As a qualified supervisor, she offers supervision to therapists and coaches who are looking for a supportive space in which to explore the highlights and puzzles which occur in their practice working with clients.

In addition to her clinical practice, Sarah also works as an executive coach and organisation development consultant and management development trainer. She is an executive coach accredited by the Association for Coaching, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, as well as a member of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council. She is also a certified Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming, as well as holding a Diploma in Organisational Development and Executive Coaching and a Diploma in Business and Life Coaching – both coaching diplomas gained from courses recognised by the Association for Coaching UK.

Sarah also manages The Grove’s programme of professional training and leads the development of The Grove’s corporate services: executive coaching, management development training and organisational development consulting.

Following her MA in Social & Political Science at the Univeristy of Cambridge, Sarah developed a successful 15 year career in advertising. Working within a leading global agency network, BBDO, her role comprised directing major UK or international client business in retail, financial and industrial sectors, with clients including Sainsburys, Gallo wines, GE. This experience means she understands the issues facing individuals or organisational clients in demanding roles, often working with rapid and wide-ranging change.

Qualifications and memberships

Sarah is committed to continuing professional development and has been in continual training each year since completing her original therapy qualification – exceeding the minimum levels set by her professional memberships.

Psychotherapist accredited by British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP), the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals (FDAP).

Accredited by Association for Coaching UK (ACUK) as an executive coach.

BACP-accredited training: Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling.

Diploma in Psychosexual & Relationship Counselling.

Diploma in Organisational Development & Executive Coaching.

Diploma in Hypnotherapy recognised by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council.

Certificate in CBT with Heart.

Certificate in Working With Survivors of Sexual Abuse.

Certified Practitioner in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) recognised by Association of NLP.

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

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