Sally Blackmore Registered MBACP Accred

Sally Blackmore  Registered MBACP Accred

Southampton
Hampshire
SO30

07703 508334

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Southampton
Hampshire
SO30

07703 508334

About me

I am a fully qualified, accredited counsellor offering a friendly and safe professional counselling service.  I am a warm and compassionate person and I provide a non-judgemental and respectful approach to the vast range of issues that clients bring to counselling. 

We all experience times in our lives that we may struggle to deal with or understand.   In working together, counselling can help you to find acceptance and understanding, make decisions, learn new skills and to bring about positive changes in your life.  In short, the counselling relationship provides the space to explore anything that is troubling you. 

My training is in humanistic counselling, which emphasises the tendency towards growth, creativity and love that is in everyone.  The aim of this type of counselling is to help us discover what is right about us rather that what is wrong. 

I have 10 years of counselling experience working with a wide range of issues including depression and anxiety, low confidence and self esteem, bereavement, abuse, trauma, problems in relationships and mild / moderate eating disorders. 

Counselling is a relational experience and it is therefore very important that you feel comfortable with the counsellor you choose. I offer a half price initial session to help you decide whether you feel I am the right person for you to work with and whether I feel I can offer you what you need. You are welcome to come along to an initial session with no obligation to continue.

I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).   I attend monthly supervision in accordance with BACP guidelines. I regularly attend training and workshops in various topics to meet BACP recommendations for continuing professional development and to ensure I am able to offer a knowledgeable and professional service to clients.

My private counselling practice is in a quiet location close to junction 7 of M27. There is plenty of parking. 

If I do not answer the phone when you call, please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as I can. 

Thank you for your interest.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP accredited diploma in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (awarded by The Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body – CPCAB)
  • Level 2/3 Counselling Skills Certificate
  • Rape Crisis in-house training
  • Eastleigh Bereavement Service in-house training
  • Workshop : Eating Disorders Prevention, Detection and Support (B-eat)
  • Workshop : CBT for Eating Disorders
  • Certificate in counselling children and youth

Various workshops in topics such as trauma, personality disorder, depression, anxiety, loss, relationship difficulties, shame, working with troubled young people.

Experience

I have worked in private practice since 2011. Currently I also work as a School Counsellor in primary schools.

I worked for 4 years as a counsellor for a central Southampton counselling organisation which specialises in working with trauma.

I worked as a Bereavement Counsellor for Eastleigh Bereavement Service for 2 years.

For 4 years I worked for a voluntary counselling organisation in Winchester working with a variety of presenting issues.

Member organisations

BACP

Fees

Individuals - £40 per session payable by cash or cheque at the end of each session. If you prefer you can pay by bank transfer before the session.

Initial assessment session - £20

Sessions last for 60 mins and are normally weekly.

Maps & Directions

Southampton, SO30

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday and Wednesday daytime Mon - Thurs evening (limited availability)

Types of client

Adults
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