Sylvia Sanders MBACP (Accred)

Sylvia Sanders MBACP (Accred)



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About me

My private counselling practice has been in existence for a decade. My clinical experience includes working with people suffering from a variety of issues which iclude low self esteem, feelings associated with trauma,those displaying depression, anxiety and feelings of helplessness.
I have helped many individuals dealing with anxiety and panic helping them find strategies and resolution .

I have supported people from the effects of loss i.e., separation, ill health and bereavement. Those that have suffered childhood abuse are often seeking therapy to find closure. I offer support for those   experiencing divorce and relationship breakups helping individuals more on in life.

Fifteen years of counselling practice has given me the experience and opportunity to assist many people, adults and children and for them to access a service that is both professional and ethical.

I also work part time as the Counselling manager at a large youth counselling organisation. I am responsible for providing counselling services for a number of establishments managing both volunteers and qualified counsellors.

I have been involved with training workshops and organising conferences for those interested in topics such as domestic violence, anger management and working creatively within therapy . I offer one to one tharapy . I supervise and offer in house training.

The first meeting is an opportunity to share information in terms of what I can offer and what you are hoping to achieve by attending. I can offer short term counselling or open ended counselling that is regularly evaluated by the two of us i.e., client and counsellor.

Working from a person centred perspective I believe in the quality of therapeutic relationship to help a person gain clarity and insight into their problems. My counselling approach offers a safe, empathic environment to explore personal issues without feeling judged.

My training in counselling also reflects the importance of past relationships and experiences, those that do suffer from low self esteem can be seen as a product of past events. Counselling can challenge a person's idea about who they are and allow individuals to discover their true selves.

Counselling sessions will be a chance to explore, clarify and gain insight into personal problems, in order for you to challenge or come to terms with factors that are making you unhappy with your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Graduate with a BA (Hons) Degree and have trained in a number of counselling approaches. I have a Certificate and Advanced Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling from Leicester University, and have been awarded a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling. I also have a supervision certificate and a adult teaching certificate. I have attended various workshops and courses including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and solution focused therapy.

I have established a busy private practice within leicester which is easily accessed . I have worked at a number of educational establishments including schools and colleges. The have previously worked for several years as a counselling Co-ordinator managing volunteers and outreach posts within the city and county. Im the Director of Space4u counselling a community interest company offering counselling to children and young people.

I supervise both trainee and qualified counsellors and I am approved by many of the local universities and colleges within Leicester and Nottingham . I have assisted several counsellors through through Bacp accreditation process with success.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work also work with adolescents.

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Fees: Individuals £40.00 - 50 minutes
Approximate length of therapy: varies.
Languages: English
Student counsellors reduced fees .

Further information

My service offers workshops and in house training to organisations working with young people. Training workshops include.

Anger management

Eating issues

Self harm awareness

Counselling young people

Attachment and young people

For a additional information please contact me.

I offer supervision/therapy to those students in training at a reduced fee £35 per hour.

Maps & Directions

Leicester, LE2

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Monday - Friday 8am -8 pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I provide supervision to both trainee and qualified counsellors.

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