Sandra A Weir, BA (Hons), PGDip, Registered MBACP Counsellor
01904 707217 / 07704 172760
The Way I Work
As an intersubjective counsellor, I believe the key to successful counselling is a co-creation of the therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client.
Our work together will progress through three stages:
Initial Stage: This involves building the counselling relationship through discussing the following issues:
- An assessment of your reasons for coming to counselling and what you would like to gain from it
- An introduction to what the counselling relationship would entail
- Discussion and agreement about how we could work together
Your Counselling Journey: Therapy sessions are scheduled according to your needs in my private counselling room at my home, which provides a quiet, comfortable and confidential environment, where we can work together in a way that you feel understood and respected.
Our ongoing discussions will continue to deepen our counselling relationship. We will summarise at the end of each session to ensure that your counselling requirements are being met.
Final Stage: As counselling progresses we will agree to draw the sessions to a satisfactory close and discuss a series of counselling tools that may help you in the future.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP registered and University qualified Psychotherapist/Counsellor.
My first degree BA (Hons) is from the University of York.
My Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling is from the University of Leeds.
I work as a relational counsellor, specialising in working intersubjectivily and drawing on Attachment Theory.
I have a diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and a Mindfulness qualification.
I continue to update my knowledge and qualifications by undertaking Continuous Prodessional Development annually.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and work within their ethical framework.
I have a BACP Certificate of Proficiency in Counselling
Current Counselling Roles:
- I am the Counsellor at Selby College where I counsel young adults in further and higher education and employees
- I have a private counselling practice specialising in working with students (further education and university) as well as working with adults experiencing relationship problems, bereavement, depression and anxiety, and workplace stress. However I also work with whatever issues arise in the course of the sessions
- I work for an EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) looking particularly at work place stress but also with any other issues that be relevant.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Fees are £40 per hourly session, payable in cash at the time of the session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Afternoon and evening appointments are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|