Sandra Mckeever MBACP Accred., UKRCP., MSc Counselling, PG Dip., Couns.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy to adults and young people over 18 years of age, providing a warm, safe, confidential space where you can begin to explore whatever may be troubling you at this time. I also offer supervision to those who work in counselling and psychotherapy and offer discounted rates for trainees.
I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and have worked in a GP practice, in an agency specialising in eating disorders, trained with CRUSE bereavement care and have worked in private practice for nearly ten years.I have an advanced diploma, a Post Graduate Diploma and an MSc in Counselling. I have also attended training in self-harm, conflict resolution, working with victims of abuse, child protection, stress management, addictions and dual diagnosis and have a particular interest in spiritual crisis and alternative views on mental health. I have delivered training in all areas of counselling but most recently specialised in delivering modules on professional practice, personal development, mental health and research. I have articles published within the profession and recently returned from a sabbatical in the USA.
Counselling and Psychotherapy - sometimes also known as Talking Therapies -can be helpful to us at many times in our lives, whether we are dealing with major life changes, feeling mentally or emotionally unwell, struggling with aspects of our personality, feeling deeply unhappy or just feeling dissatisfied with life and ourselves.
As a counsellor I am trained to listen empathically and non-judgementally and to assist you in finding the answers and solutions to whatever is troubling you within a confidential and ethical setting. However, counselling and psychotherapy can also be used to help us understand who we are, why we are as we are and to develop more fully into the person we have the potential to be and therefore does not just have to be for the times we are struggling in life.
Counselling and psychotherapy may be helpful in treating the following conditions:
obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD),
eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia,
Self esteem/self confidence issues
Counselling can help people discuss their problems honestly and openly and in so doing, begin to understand how they can move through them and towards fulfilling their potential in all areas of their life. There are many models of counselling and psychotherapy and I work integratively with Person Centred Theory at the core of my practice This puts the client at the centre of the process, and recognises that they are the expert on themselves and empowers them to find their own answers. However, I also have training and experience in working in other models including Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Psychosynthesis and CBT and work with dreams, archetypes, inner child work, visualisation and mediation and relaxation techniques. As a result I am able to include other ways of working and to work in a way that is most appropriate for each individual client and their particular issues.
Because of my experience with many aspects of spirituality and spiritual practice I am also able to offer a deep spiritual aspect to the work, which can enrich and deepen the experience of counselling and psychotherapy.
I work with individuals both long and short term and offer discounts for students in training and those on low incomes. I am also happy to Skype with both clients and supervisees who live outside the area.
I also offer supervision for counselling trainees, qualified counsellors and those working in the helping professions.
I have considerable experience working in FE, HE and private organisations as a Lecturer in counselling and as a counselling trainer, and I am an experienced facilitator and teacher. I am available to offer counselling training and listening skills in all settings.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA(Hons)., Cet.Ed., Dip in Therapeutic Counselling, PG Dip. Counselling. MSC Counselling. Accredited MBACP. UKRCP. Wide variety of experience in GP Practice, in an agency working with eating disorders, private practice and with young people in a FE setting. CRUSE bereavement trained. Counsellor Police Firearms Officers Association. Member of Counsellors and Psychotherapists for Social Responsibility. Counselling lecturer, assessor and trainer in FE, HE and private organisational settings, delivering all areas of training but specialising in personal development, professional practice, research, mental health, and spiritual crisis.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
One to one counselling £30 for those on low incomes. £45 for waged.
Supervision £45 per hour, or £60 for one and half hours.
Initial half hour consultation is free of charge.
Mentoring for those in counselling training, who would like extra support or guidance
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments available five days a week. No weekend appointments. Some evening and early morning sessions available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists using an integrative approach, with a particular focus on the humanistic and transpersonal.View supervision profile