Sally Spigner, MBACP, Dip (Couns)
Flat 34 Rotunda Court
133 Burnt Ash Lane
My name is Sally Spigner and I am an integrative counsellor based in Burnt Ash Lane in Bromley, offering an approachable and affordable counselling service to both teenagers, adults and couples.
I provide a safe and confidential setting for you to start to address some of your difficulties, without having to discuss them with your family or friends. Many of us try to ignore our problems, especially if they have emotional impact, in the hope that they will go away eventually. It is often when these problems are now on our minds every day that we decide to seek counselling, in order to help us to regain balance in life.
As an integrative counsellor I use different counselling approaches according to the needs of different clients. These might include humanistic elements, discussing the physical symptoms of the stress you are experiencing, retelling your story in order to get it into order in your own mind, identifying unhelpful thought patterns and looking at where these may have originated. We may introduce creative visualisations and mindfulness techniques if your are open to working in this way. I feel that it is important to look at you holistically in order to help you to address your lifestyle and ways of thinking. We have to look after our mental health in much the same way as we do exercise for our physical health.
I work with clients both in short term and longer term counselling, I also offer the first session of individual counselling with no obligation to continue for just £25, if you are unsure about whether or not it could work for you, why not come along and try? As part of my counselling training I have had to have extensive personal therapy of my own, so I know what it feels like to make that call then attend a first session. Hopefully I can help to put you at ease.
Please do not hesitate to call me for a chat!
Training, qualifications & experience
NCFE Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling – Level 5.
Open University courses:
Introduction to Psychology
Death and Dying
Introduction to Counselling
Mental Illness in Society
I am a member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical guidelines.
I have an enhanced DBS check (previously CRB), and hold professional indemnity insurance.
I have worked offering adult bereavement counselling services for St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham, and have been a youth counsellor in local Harris Academy Schools for four years. I have been in private practice from my home office for two years. Before I became a counsellor I worked for ten years with young children and their parents, and am acquainted with concerns experienced by the gifted and talented, children with Asperger's, ADHD and ODD, physical challenges, hearing and speech difficulties.
As a carer myself I am passionate about supporting the parents of children with learning difficulties such as Asperger's, autism and ADHD, as they are so often overlooked, and I also value working with individuals with physical challenges. I have personal experience of the trials of mixed race relationships, and also the identity issues of mixed race children.
My continuing personal development (CPD) training, and areas of personal interest, include:
- Bereavement Support training: St Christopher’s Hospice
- Families Experiencing Domestic Violence Workshop: Separation & Reunion Forum
- Capacity Building Project: Tavistock and Portman Trust; included modules on depression, anxiety and phobias, eating disorders, attachment, PTSD
- Emotional Intelligence Workshop: Lewisham Children’s Centres
- Working with Suicidal Clients: Andrew Reeves, BACP
- CBT for OCD: Sally Ingram, BACP
- CBT for Procrastination: Windy Dryden & City CBT Coaching
- Negotiation Skills: Meaney, McConnell International
- Time & Work Effectiveness: Meaney, McConnell International
- Understanding Eating Disorders: Allie Outram, BACP
- Understanding the Impact of Childhood Abuse on Young People: Aqualma Murray, BACP
- Dealing with Difficult People: Nicola Martin, City CBT Coaching
- Supporting Children with ADHD: Bromley CAMHS
- LGBT & Psychotherapy - 35 Years of Change: Dominic Davies, City CBT Coaching
- Introduction to Couples Counselling: Pam Nell, AEB
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mixed race partnerships
Home visits for disabled clients
Photos & videos
Please note that I offer a full hour of counselling for your session charge, whereas many other therapists work on a 50 minute session basis.
Session charges for individuals
Weekday sessions for adults, in person or via Skype
(finishing before 6pm) £35
Evening (6-8pm), early morning (before 9am)
or weekend sessions £40
Young people up to the age of 25 £30
Discounts for advance adult block bookings
Four daytime sessions £130
Four evening or weekend sessions £150
Four counselling student /
Young persons sessions £100
Session charges for couples
Please note that you will receive an initial consultation of 1.5 hours for your fee, after that hour-long sessions are charged as follows;
Daytime sessions (ending by 6pm) £50
Evening sessions £60
It is important for you to appreciate that I am not the expert in your life, but you are. I have no magic wands to wave. Meeting with me on a weekly basis will not change your life if you do not reflect upon what we have spoken about, and try to apply it in the other 167 hours of the week when you are not here.
That said, I hope that our meetings will begin to empower you to start to make changes, where before you may have thought that life is beyond your control right now. It is my hope that I can support you through this challenging time.
The name of my website www.talkthinkact.co.uk which I hope reflects what will happen in our meetings;
Talk discussing your concerns in complete confidentiality
Think processing events which have happened
Act calmly, assertively and with direction
Do take a look there if you would like to get more of an idea about me and my training, and please feel comfortable to make that call.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday 7.30am - 8pm Saturday 10am - 3pm Sundays by negotiation :-)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|