Sandra Williams: Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy,Reg: MBACP
The Banyan Wellness Centre
81 Manchester Road
Hello and welcome
If you have been struggling with a problem however small or large, or any mental health issue, It is possible to find a way through the hardest of times with the right support. you no longer need to do this alone.
My life experience of living within different communities around the world has captured my curiosity - learning and understanding my own journey has supported me to understand and be curious about others’ journeys. We all have our own way of seeing and experiencing life and the world, yet we have similarities that bind us as humans. Therapy I see as similar. A place where our differences and similarity can be understood, accepted and respected. The therapy process of raising awareness, enabling clients to gain an understanding and clarity of their internal world can be empowering.knowing a part of your identity can be joy and bring harmony.
I offer a private, safe, confidential environment, where you can begin to find solutions to problems that may otherwise feel unmanageable. For many people being able to talk to someone who is not involved in their everyday life helps with finding different ways to cope, and quite often having an impartial person to talk to can make a significant difference.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Clinical Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy may 2013) experienced in the treatment of general mental health issues to the more complex personality disorders, all of which have something in common , most people begin with the need to discover how to cope better.I supported clients in 2011 at M.I.P. in a low cost clinic, during my training years, I have 6 years of experience in helping clients find a different way forward.
mindfulness training using mindfulness allows a recognition of the self and how to be more present, in psychotherapy terms, how to be more authentic and congruent. (2015)
CBT : using C.B,T. can be a great start to recognise how unhelpful thinking patterns that have become a habit in everyday life and often cause problems (2016)
Drugs and alcohol An awareness of drugs and the impact on individuals, families and society (2016)
Safeguarding training NSPCC (completed February 15th 2016)
Addictions Symposium 2016 (Bacp) looking at how addictions are treated and cared for around the world and the way mental health is approached in different ways, conventional and unconventional approaches, the effects of legal and how illegal drugs under observation have brought new light to the world of addictions
Caring for people with psychosis and personality disorders (future learn, July 2016) looking at how different ways of communicating effects those with specific mental health issues, how more effective communication with carers and family members is important to the client, for coping better in the world.
Family coaching (2016) (emerging futures) coaching family members to chose and maintain goals. After a person with an addiction has chosen to be in recovery and maintains a different healthier lifestyle, its easy for the focus to still be on them this way helps family members to choose a different focus and a healthier way forward.
Transgender awareness day
Information in regards to the transition stage, a practical awareness and insight into how that decision effects and changes lives promoting inclusion. (2016)
N.H.S experience. The importance of gaining a sense of being heard by a supportive compassionate person makes all the difference during difficult times of life. (2006-2008)
Youth and community I began my experience working within the community with people of all ages back grounds and life experience. supporting people in their positive lifestyle changes and impacting the lives of those around them. Every human being has a need to be respected and supported through difficult times, (2003)
Reiki practitioner/ teacher (2003) experienced in energy healing and guided meditations for the well being of mind,body and spirit.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Photos & videos
The first session is an opportunity for us to meet and see if we both feel we can work together. It helps to go through how therapy would work for you and discuss the issues you wish to work on. You may have question for me, please feel free to ask.
The sessions are £42 for 50 minutes for individuals
The sessions are £52 for 60 minutes for Relationship/couples counselling
Concessions are available, please ask about these.
I offer a LGBT+ friendly service.
I am a member of the BACP and I am bound by their Ethical Frameworks
I am also a member of the UKATA ( United kingdom for transactional analysis psychotherapists)
I work alongside health assured providing short term time focused solutions.this is a E.A.P (employer assisted program) please ask about this
I also provide 4 weeks of mindfulness meditation for better work focus and stress reduction
I have provided a 5 minute mindfulness meditation on my website
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|