Sandra Williams: Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy,Reg: MBACP

Sandra Williams: Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy,Reg: MBACP

The Banyan Wellness Centre
81 Manchester Road
BB11 1JY

07928299517 / 07928299517

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The Banyan Wellness Centre
81 Manchester Road
BB11 1JY

07928299517 / 07928299517

About me

My vision

To encourage the empowerment of others, By raising awareness, to see the best in themselves, to go on to live their best life, knowing a part of their identity is joy and harmony.

Hello and welcome

My Background of life experience, in education, travel , community experience and an interest in human behavior, has led to a Qualification in:
Advanced Clinical Training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy.

Human behavior has always fascinated me 'why do we do what we do?'
Are we conditioned, or learning to adapt?.
Do we easily change,or does change not come easily?.

Relationships are an integral part of life, and as such i work in a relational way with clients, looking at how the therapeutic relationship unfolds can be a reflection to how relationships in life unfold.

Here are some issues people choose therapy for and my areas of expertise


Post traumatic stress
Addictions and those in need of extra support through the maintenance stage of recovery

Passive aggressive behavior
Anger management
Mental health issues
Domestic violence support
Childhood Issues
Relationship issues
Separation / Divorce
Work issues , Support returning to work

General anxiety disorder
Bereavement/ Loss
Motivation issues
Low Self compassion
Low self esteem
Women's issues

Not a conclusive list.

Choosing therapy
Attending therapy is both a financial and a time commitment, lasting from 6-18 sessions depending on the issue you wish to be supported with, a first meeting helps to go through how therapy would work for you, and whether a long time of sessions or short term would suit you better.
sessions are available weekly.

Cost of first meeting
£27 for individuals 18+ 30 minutes
£38 for couples.18+ 30 minutes

Future appointments are:

£42 for 50 minutes for individuals
£58 for couples for 90 minutes

concessions are available on request

What is Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy?
T.A. as it is more often known , defines itself in its belief of being concerned with healthy human relationships with a positive attitude of, I am OK you are OK, with both the self and the other being respected,

This type of therapy mainly looks at the way the past has affected the here and now, and how the influence of that has formed the adult, and how that adult 'you' interacts with the world regarding, relationships with others, and the self.

How therapy helps
Many people learn how to cope better through anxiety, and stressful life changes.

Gaining an ability to move forward and create better relationships with others makes for a more fulfilling life

Creating more awareness in recognising triggers to anger and addictions makes way for a healthier lifestyle.

Finding better ways to communicate creates more fulfilling relationships

having greater belief in yourself and the ability to set and maintain goals has a profound effect on self esteem and compassion.

Recognizing how the past has an affect and how changing the thinking around that helps with better coping skills.

The landscape (The environment ) is ever changing, It is possible to change views of the world and still maintain a sense of who you are in that.

Outcome of therapy
The aim of therapy is for clients to find their way, feeling supported in their journey, gaining in acceptance of who they have been, who they are, and who they can become, finding a way through the hard times, learning to cope is important for mental health.

In succeeding to cope the body and mind remembers, learning an easier way to deal with hard situations as they arise, This i think is important to a persons survival.

Going on to then thrive in the world makes for a healthier more authentic person, better able to embrace their individuality and their place in the world.

If you have been struggling with any mental health issue for some time, you no longer need to do this alone.


Membership Details

B.A.C.P. (British Association of Transactional Analysts)


U.K.A.T.A. ( United Kingdom for Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy) guidelines

Contact Sandra Williams 07928299517

Training, qualifications & experience


Advanced Clinical Diploma In Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
Experienced in, Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment of mental health issues.

Mindfulness : Viewing the moment as it is, and in that way begin creating better grounding skills and a greater awareness of the here and now.
This form of thinking is particularly helpful with anxiety related symptoms and depression.

Psychotherapy and Mindfulness is a great way to become more aware of who you are ,your surroundings,and how you fit into the world, how the way you perceive the world is important to your well being.

C.B.T. Cognitive behavioral therapy, is quite useful in helping to sort through the thoughts that have created the reality. By using simple techniques, CBT can help clients to recognise negative thinking traits and also triggers to anxiety and spiral thinking in depression.
psychotherapy works in a cognitive way looking at how you interact with yourself and others

Youth and community work
working with young people ages 11-25 in community centers and as an outreach worker, working alongside other agencies allowing all young people to reach their potential, and be seen as positive members of society.

N.h.s. experience, The care of the physical well being of a person.
supporting nurses in the care of patients and families through difficult times regarding, diagnosis, treatment of head and neck injuries minor operations and treatments and palliative care. in a team of health care workers,providing emotional support, empathy and a willingness to understand another's pain.

Reiki Therapist / Teacher
Advanced trained in the healing art of Reiki ,This form of healing has complimentary issues with regards to teaching meditation and recognising how the body holds itself and stores pain

Continued professional development
I continue in my development as a professional here are some of the workshops i have attended

Childhood in the digital age
How children and young people alike learn from on line sources, and how this can be important to many who are not able to attend school yet are able to continue learning ,how the support, connections and friendships made online are just as important as non virtual relationships.

Drugs and alcohol
An awareness of drugs and the impact on individuals, families and society

Using mindfulness approach to deal with stress and gain better focused learning.

Safeguarding training
completed February 15th 2016)

Addictions Symposium 2016 (Bacp) looking st how addictions are treated and cared for around the world.
Looking at the different ways mental health is approached around the world,
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
When the family has focused energy and time into helping a member to detox from an addiction ,what then for the rest of the family , with the person now on the road to recovery and maintaining that
Family coaching one to one helps the other members of the family to discover their goals and worth and maintain wellness.


contact: Sandra Williams 07928299517

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Integrative this way of psychotherapy uses all aspects of the therapeutic relationship
Intergenerational this way looks at how the influence of the significant past generations have effected the here and now for a person

Photos & videos

  • kindness
  • No one walks in your shoes


Individuals are 50 minutes for £42
couples are 90 minutes for £58

contact sandra 07928299517

Further information

Short term and long term therapy
Employer Assisted Programme

Maps & Directions

Burnley, BB11 1JY

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Appointments available concessions available - short term therapy

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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