Sandra Harvey MA Psych/Couns/ UKCP (Reg)/ MBACP/ Advanced Cert. Supervision
Hello. My name is Sandra Harvey and I am a qualified experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and clinical supervisor working in private practice. My approach is collaborative and exploratory, working to throw light on the ways you interpret experiences and situations, which are usually strongly influenced by past events and how you experienced and originally made sense of them. By recognising such patterns in our lives and understanding what triggers them, we are better prepared to work out more effective ways-of-being that can help us lead more satisfying lives. I can also suggest many practical ways of achieving relief from distress and addressing pressing concerns while gaining insight into these patterns. However, establishing a trusting and genuine relationship with clients is the fundamental bedrock of my therapeutic work, without which progress is unlikely.
Training, qualifications & experience
Alongside this Shropshire practice which I set up in 1995, I have worked in charities, Further and Higher Education in the West Midlands and Wales, and for 13 years in NHS Mental Health services, for the last eight years as psychotherapist and family therapist in a community mental health team. I am also an experienced counselling trainer.
I have undergone training in many different models of therapy and all of them inform my work (see my website for details).
I am registered as an Integrative Psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and am a member of BACP and EMDR UK & Ireland Association. I am on a voluntary register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
I offer an initial free half hour; after that I charge £50 per 55 minutes for individuals, £70 for an hour and a half. For couples, I charge £55 for 55 minutes or £75 for an hour and a half. I accept cash, cheques or payment by bank transfer.
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Type of session
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I offer daytime or evening appointments in Oswestry to individuals and couples, and accept referrals from EAPs (Employee Assistance programmes), the NHS and other specialist agencies.