SANDRA KUTNER Registered Counsellor MBACP Ad. Dip
Are you feeling overwhelmed, unable or prevented from living your life as you would wish? Do you feel anxious, angry or maybe sad? Offloading your painful feelings in a safe non-judgemental space will, through our work, enable you to get in touch with the "inner you". Your emotional health is as important as your physical wellbeing. By making this enquiry you have taken a positive step in seeking support to focus on your emotional needs!
As a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, I provide a safe space for us to work together. I offer an environment based on support and empathy, encouraging discussion without barriers. I actively listen and support you in making sense of your conscious and unconscious thoughts and feelings. Although my counselling style is non directive, I want you to feel enabled to understand the reasons behind your emotions and support your growth through our collaborative working relationship.
My experience centres around a broad range of presenting issues including relationships, anxiety, depression, abuse (physical and emotional), bereavement, stress/work related stress and self esteem issues. I offer both short and long term counselling.
The objective of our sessions will be to forge a beneficial, strong and collaborative relationship. To reach an understanding of the underlying reasons for your feelings, whilst enabling you to make choices that feel right for you.
At our initial session we will explore what has brought you to counselling and build a strategy for how we may work together. For us to build a therapeutic relationship, it is important that by the end of the assessment we can connect on an emotional level and importantly you feel you will benefit from our continued working together.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a Registered Counsellor with an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, I incorporate a range of psychological theories into my practice, applying them appropriately for the specific issues you are experiencing.
Having had life changing counselling experience myself, I really want my clients to have a similar experience.
I have worked extensively with bereaved clients who found themselves traumatised by the loss of a loved one. Together we worked through the stages of the loss before they felt able to re-enter their lives, albeit a slightly different life to the one they left behind.
I also work in a Womens Centre where my work enables clients to make different life choices; at odds from the challenging experiences they may have tolerated in the past.
My past experience includes working in a corporate HR environment for a number of years, which has enabled me to appreciate the variety of work/life balance issues that we experience and to understand how they affect our welbbeing.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamics
- Time-Limited Counselling
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Borderline personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
Sessions thereafter: 50 minutes £45.00
- Concessionary rates available to students and potential clients with financial constraints
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesdays 9 am-8 pm Wednesdays 1 pm - 8 pm, Saturday 9 - 1 pm
Types of client