Siân Robinson MBACP Registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist BA (Hons) Dip HE
07908009883 / 07908009883
My name is Siân. A warm welcome to my profile. I hope you find it informative. I am a professionally qualified and experienced therapeutic counsellor and psychotherapist and I have supported many aspects of human experience.
How can Counselling and Psychotherapy help?
You often may repress and bury your feelings and issues rather than work through and acknowledge them. You may even feel an ache or emptiness in your heart due to unmet emotional and spiritual needs. You may find things which offer temporary relief, but in the long term do not seem to satisfy. My feelings are that no one should feel alone to cope with painful issues.
Counselling is an ongoing process which enables you to increase your understanding of yourself and relationship with others. It enables time for self reflection and personal growth often finding the root to the problem, enabling you to live a more satisfying and resourceful life, helping you to access greater insights and new perspectives which can be empowering. It is also for anyone who wants to explore meaning as well as functionality.
Certain experiences in my own life sharpened and deepened my desire to train as a counsellor. Consequently I have experienced a passion and a calling to assist people to find healing and wholeness.
Engendering hope is at the heart of my practice. 'Hope is one of the most powerful and energising forces and is fundamental to human need.' Seeking counselling is in itself an act of hope. It is also a sign of strength and not weakness. I believe that every human being has infinite worth and value and a desire to receive unconditional love, positive regard and respect and as these qualities are received I believe a person has the enormous potential to grow and develop. I never underestimate the value of giving a person hope, even when they cannot hold it for themselves.
I have also had the privilege of experiencing first hand how other qualities of empathy, acceptance, humility, understanding and compassion together with relevant tools and techniques have brought positive changes into people's lives. New developments in neuroscience is now confirming this. Experience has also made me very aware of the tremendous resources people have within themselves to overcome adversity.
My counselling/psychotherapy orientation and philosophy:
My counselling/psychotherapy skills offer a holistic, integrative and relational approach.
The Holistic Approach recognises the 'whole person' and complexities of what it is to be human considering all the factors that go into making you who you are.
The Integrative and Relational Approach means that I have studied many different theories and techniques such as : Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, Attachment Theory, Gestalt, Transpersonal, Transactional Analysis (TA) Mindfulness, Psycho Education and creative techniques. I believe that tailoring these skills and techniques can enhance therapy and offers a powerful aid to enable changes at a deeper level bringing greater insights, wisdom and new perspectives. However, as I recognise that individuals are unique and complex the counselling is tailored to your needs, never underestimating the powerful resource of a human relationship to affect change.
I believe that the truth is what sets us free, however sometimes wounded inner child experiences from the past can give power to dysfunctional reactions and dictate how we respond to present life. The child within you carries your history, your feelings, your pain, your fear and learned behaviours. But exploring this area can release your natural creativity, your true desires and needs which when revealed will bring truth, freedom and authenticity into your life. Then it becomes easier to appreciate your potential and purpose in life.
Testimonials of recent clients:
I had already seen a number of different professionals throughout my life and I didn't have much hope in seeing somebody new as I felt as if I had already been through all of this before to no real benefit. The walk from the car park to Siân's office felt like I held my breath, not even lifting my eyes off the floor. It was such a difficult thing to do at the time and I thought I would never be able to function 'normally' again. After seeing Siân for several months she has truly been my lifesaver. When I first started seeing Siân I was still torn between going through the motions with another professional and wanting to take my life. With each session I gained knowledge and understanding of what I was really going through and how to deal with these issues and with every session I felt like I had gained a new tool to help pull myself out of the dreadful pit. As I built up trust with Siân due to her genuine interest in listening to what I had to say and helping me through my issues, I finally opened up to her and shared something I never had the confidence or trust to do before with any other professionals. I had been going through a sort of PTSD which I never would have realised had Siân not built this trust and mentoring relationship with me. Siân showed me ways of dealing with every single insecurity and issue I ever had and would put the effort into helping me find the most suitable way to deal with them and ultimately get better. To sum it up Siân has been a 'Godsend' to me in so many ways. I am truly grateful for everything she has done and to have come across such a sincere, warm and kind individual. Over the past several months she has helped me climb out of the dark pit I was trapped in surrounded by negative thoughts, finding my calling in life and a reason to live, she helped me to deal with my anxiety and depression in a much more constructive way and set me on a path for joy, love and life.
'Siân is honest, friendly and comforting in a very professional way. I have always been a reserved person and found it difficult to open up to people. I came to a point in my life where nothing made sense any more, but Siân has helped me to see a different dimension of life and my thoughts, perceptions and feelings towards life have changed and this has helped me to deal with situations more appropriately'
Siân has been very patient, warm, kind and understanding. The counselling has been of great value enabling me to think differently, deal with situations and has inspired me to become stronger,'
'The counselling has enabled me to avoid taking medication'
' I came as a broken person, looking to find myself. I am now on my way to achieving it. It would not have been possible without Sian. I have received excellent service.'
'I thought I could never change and I would always live my life anxious, depressed with low motivation, but Siân has turned my life around. I feel so much better having gained self respect and confidence and certain members of my family have noticed a huge difference in me. I would certainly recommend the service.
'I have found Siân to be a counsellor of considerable skill and sensitivity'
Training, qualifications & experience
For many years I have worked in the caring professions. I have worked in the NHS and the private sector as a State Registered Nurse (SRN) having gained experience working in mental health and psychiatry. Also working therapeutically with people who are affected by terminal illness & loss and bereavement.
I have also worked as a Registered Midwife in the NHS and private sector also dealing with bereavement and post natal depression. My nursing background has enhanced my understanding of the many interactions between mind and body or alternatively expressed between spirit, soul and body. This led me during my counselling degree to embark on a dissertation to research and understand how the mind affects physical health and wellbeing.
I hold a BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling from Roehampton University.
I also hold a Dip HE in Counselling.
I work in private practice situated in an attractive location in Broadway and I also work in the voluntary sector for a counselling charity in Birmingham in a multi faith/multi cultural environment, having gained varied experience counselling individuals who have been traumatised through negative experiences from human trafficking, sexual exploitation, asylum seekers and ex offenders. We also receive womens refuge referrals, church referrals, mental health referrals, GP referrals and self referrals.
I am also a Registered member of the largest professional body of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I abide by the 'Ethical Framework of Good Practice.'
I regularly undertake high quality professional supervision and mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in accordance with the BACP guidelines in the UK to ensure accountability, high standards and good practice.
Recent CPD undertaken:
Trauma and the Body: Somatisation and Dissociation (PODS)
Working with blocked anger.
Loss and Bereavement
Dealing with Stress and Trauma & Rewind Technique
Understanding Attachment, shame and separation
Confidence and Self Esteem
Understanding self/others..Myers Briggs Type Indicator
Inner Child work
I am currently undertaking further specialised accredited training in Mindfulness.
I have full professional Indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
Photos & videos
£30 for an initial thorough assessment and to explore what you want from counselling.
£40 per individual session
I have concessions available. Please contact me to discuss this further.
All photocopying, psycho education material, articles and materials supplied free of charge.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available: monday-thursday 9am-8pm. Please call for other availabilities on other days.
Types of client