Sally Jane Webster, MA, PG Dip. Couns., MBPsS, MBACP (Registered)
Hello and welcome to my page in the Counselling Directory.
I am a professional, qualified counsellor providing a confidential and caring counselling service.
As a counsellor I draw on many years experience working with people with a wide range of mental health problems including depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties. I aim to work alongside you and help you to find your own particular ways to address and manage the difficulties you are experiencing. I will really listen to you, respect your feelings and values and offer you my full and caring attention.
I have worked successfully with clients who have experienced bullying, difficult early childhood experiences and post-traumatic stress disorder. Other experience includes helping people with issues concerning divorce and separation, work and home life balance, transitions to parenthood, menopause, loss and bereavement, spiritual issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and dementia. I am available to facilitate menopause support groups.
My core training is in person-centred counselling. I also draw on training and experience in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, family therapy and nature-based therapies. In addition I can, if you wish, help you learn relaxation techniques, mindfulness exercises and focusing.
For those who cannot access my counselling room in Ipswich, or who live in nursing or residential homes, I can provide home visits. I am based in Ipswich, Suffolk, but can make arrangements to work in other locations if required.
How do I get started with counselling?
Do get in touch if you feel counselling might be of help to you. I am happy to discuss your needs in more detail via email or telephone and answer any questions you may have about counselling.
My specialist practice in nature-based therapies includes walking therapy, outdoor therapy and horticultural and gardening therapy. I can tailor the type and location of outdoor sessions to work with mobility and access needs. Outdoor sessions can be therapeutic both physically and emotionally.
Having trained in forest school leadership and youth mentoring I also work with young people individually and in groups, offering sessions and workshops. I can work with people using creative methods, including writing, painting and drawing and outdoor art. (Please note however that I am not an Art Therapist).
Do contact me for further information and an initial telephone conversation about your situation.
I look forward to hearing from you
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Person-Centred), University of East Anglia, UK
Certificate in Counselling Skills, University of California, (Riverside Extension) USA
BSc Psychology, University of York, UK
Other professional training includes Cogntive Behavioural Therapy, Family Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Existential Therapy, Process-Oriented Therapy and Nature-based Therapies
I work in private practice as a counsellor. I also have experience of counselling students in a university counselling service and many years of working in the NHS and for mental health charities. I have worked with people experiencing a variety of mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, PTSD and multiple health problems.
I am a Member of The British Psychological Society. In a previous role as an assistant psychologist for the NHS I carried out psychological assessments and treatments, working with a wide range of people both in their homes and in a community based hospital facility.
I have significant experience of working with people living with a diagnosis of dementia. Working in care team development for an Alzheimer's charity, I helped develop individualised care programmes for people with dementia and supported their families.
My work with groups includes facilitating problem-solving, anxiety management and reminiscence groups, and art workshops. I have managed a horticultural therapy project and specialise in nature-based therapies.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Support Group facilitation
Initial Consultation and Assessment session 1hr £45.00
Further 50 minute sessions £45.00
Couples and Family work, 1hr from £60.00
Longer sessions available on request.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays 9am to 9pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|