Sally Hunt Registered Counsellor MBACP (Accred)
When you're having a difficult time, talking to a friend isn't always the answer. As an experienced counsellor, I am able to provide a safe, confidential space for you to talk about your difficulties without judgement or comparison. You'll have the opportunity to share your thoughts, feelings and difficulties, explore possible solutions and become able, through a greater sense of self-awareness and well-being, to make changes if you choose to do so. Counselling may help you face major changes in your life: separation, divorce, redundancy, bereavement, long-term illness or disability affecting you or someone close to you. Anxiety, depression, stress, trauma or difficulties at home or work can all be explored.
Counselling provides an opportunity to pause - to take stock of what is happening now, what has gone before and how you want your life to be. The counselling I offer enables you to gain the knowledge and confidence to turn your life around. You'll have time to recover and build your resilience for the future.
As we work together, you'll have insights into how you relate with others around you; invaluable when relationships, whether at home or work, are a source of tension.
I will help you choose how to use your counselling sessions. You may wish to explore your past to gain a better understanding of yourself; or focus on the present, how you are thinking, feeling and behaving now, and learn strategies to live more comfortably in the future. I have the knowledge, skills and experience to work with either focus or integrate both ways of counselling – the choice is yours.
Training, qualifications & experience
I gained my Diploma in Professional Integrative Counselling in 2001 and in 2006 became a BACP Accredited Counsellor.
Since 1998 I have gained extensive experience in face to face counselling on short and long term contracts, working in the voluntary sector, private practice, GPs surgeries and with healthcare staff. I am also a Registered Nurse and additional training, consolidated with further experience, includes the compassionate mind approach, cognitive behavioural interventions and working with traumatic loss and bereavement.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Work-related issues, eg. disciplinary matters, suspension, redundancy.
Ill health or disability (yourself or someone close to you)
Loss and endings
I offer a free initial consultation for 30 minutes - this gives you the opportunity to meet me, talk briefly about your requirements and raise any questions you may have about our work together.
Following this initial meeting, you may choose to proceed with an assessment and further sessions - each session is for 50 minutes for a fee of £40 per session for long or short term work.
If time or money are short, you may consider a course of time-limited therapy: £200 for six sessions payable in two amounts:
- £150 for the first four sessions paid at the end of the assessment
- £50 for the remaining two sessions (fifths and sixth) paid at end of fourth session
A limited number of sessions with an agreed aim can focus your attention during and between sessions and, together with your counsellor, can produce reliable and significant change. I use six sessions in my current work with staff in an NHS Trust, and in my previous work with patients in GP surgeries, and this frequently provides relief from depression, anxiety, stress, relationship breakdowns and bereavement to name some of the difficulties encountered. Problems may not be resolved completely, but you'll gain a better understanding of yourself and a growing confidence in your ability to manage your life.
As with any counselling contract, you are free to finish at any point: if four sessions is sufficient for you, there's no obligation to continue. If you choose to close in the midst of sessions for which you have paid, money will be refunded after allowing the usual rate of £40 per session used. It is preferable, though not essential, to have the first four sessions weekly, but the fifth and sixth sessions can be less frequent according to your wishes at that time.
At the end of six sessions, we will review our work: hopefully celebrate your journey towards recovery and, if necessary, look at other resources which may be useful for you.
Time-limited counselling isn't for everyone, but if this sounds helpful for you please do call Sally to discuss your needs and find out more.
In your first appointment you will have the opportunity to talk about your difficulties and decide whether counselling is for you. Sessions are 50 minutes and are usually weekly, but your view is of the utmost importance in deciding the frequency and number of sessions.
Sessions are held in Harbour House, Kingsbridge.
Please access my website, shown above, for further information. If you have any further questions, or would like to arrange an initial appointment, please do contact me by phone or email.
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