Sandra Jones Registered Member BACP (accred)
I am an experienced counsellor offering a professional and confidential service. I work in an integrative way which means that I use the breadth of my experience and training to find a way that works best for you. My aim is to help you explore what is important to you and to help you make any changes that you feel are necessary.
Clients come to me for a wide range of reasons, including relationship problems, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, anger management, bereavement and addictions. Sometimes it can be as a result of a particular crisis that has occurred and sometimes it just seems the right time to resolve issues that you know have never quite gone away. Sometimes it is about finding a way to live a happier and more fulfilled life.
I have over 10 years experience working as a counsellor. As well as running a private practice I have worked in the NHS and also for a number of local voluntary agencies. In particular I have worked for agencies where alcohol has been the main issue for the clients I have seen there.
I also develop and run workshops in the community. I love the variety of my work and enjoy meeting people from all walks of life.
I operate my service from a purpose built consulting room with its own private access and am located within easy reach of Ware town centre and local train and bus services.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics.
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic and Humanistic Counselling, Uni of Herts, 2002
I regularly attend training days and workshops to keep my experience up to date and because I love learning about this subject. My training has included:
NLP practitioner, part I
NCFE certificate in drugs & alcohol
Taining in Brief therapy and CBT
Teaching Clients how to use Mindfulness
Understanding your eating practitioner's program
I have worked in the voluntary sector as an alcohol counsellor, a supervisor and a trainer. I have developed and ran courses for the local community ranging from Counselling Skills, Assertiveness, Confidence Building and Stress Management. I have considerable experience running alcohol awareness course on behalf of the Driving Standards Agency and have recently begun to run groups on Understanding Your Eating to help people understand their emotional connection to food.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£40.00 per session. I do have a very few low cost places for students and those on a low income. Please contact me to check availability. Please note that the full fee will be charged for the first session in all cases.
You are welcome to call me to discuss any concerns you may have.The first step would be to arrange an initial appointment where we would explore how we could work together. Please allow an hour for the initial appointment, all subsequent sessions last for 50 minutes.You can telephone me on the above numbers or email me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime Mon - Fri and some evenings