Sandra Ambrose, MBACP
"You have all the signs of being severely depressed."
I was devastated to hear this news from my GP and remember replying, "So does that mean I have to see a shrink." I knew nothing at that time about counselling and it really did frighten me. What would I say? What would they expect from me? How could 'just talking' to a stranger help?
A few years on, I realise that this journey was one of the most important ones I have ever embarked on and has truly given me a new perspective on life.
I find it a privilege to be able to support people through particularly difficult times in their lives. To be able to do this, I believe it is vital that the counsellor and client are able to establish a good therapeutic relationship. I will not judge but value you as a person, showing you empathy, warmth and respect. I will not tell you what to do, but as your counsellor, will help you to find your own insight and understanding of your problems enabling you to see your life from a new perspective, allowing you to live the life you deserve.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework for good practise in counselling and psychotherapy.
I work primarily with adults but will consider working with young people.
I am happy to offer both short and long term therapy with daytime and evening appointments.
I am able to work with a wide range of emotional issues and have specific experience in helping victims of trauma and sexual abuse.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
Currently undertaking CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Children.
I have previously volunteered for a Rape Crisis Centre where I supported clients (both young people and adults) who were affected by sexual violence including childhood sexual abuse.
I currently volunteer with Place2Be, using child-centred play therapy to support primary school aged children with a range of emotional issues, within a school environment.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
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£35 for a 50 minute session.
I work from The Salvation Army in Stowmarket, where there is good access for disabled persons and also a free car park. It is also very close to the town centre and bus stops and a 5 - 10 min walk to the station.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I can offer both daytime and evening appointments. Please contact me with regard to my current availability.
Types of client