About me

I am an Integrative Existential Psychotherapist and Counsellor and have been in full time practice for 18 years, completing Masters and Doctorate Level training in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling.

I have a philosophical base to my work which means I help people discover themselves and what matters to them and what dilemmas they are struggling with. Sometimes we need help finding out just what we value and live by and the meaning we give to our life events for change to occur and symptoms to be relieved. Presenting issues are internal conflicts and unexpressed emotions that need exploring and understanding.

I am also a qualified in EMDR, Hypnotherapy and Advanced NLP giving a variety of methods to help you gain the outcome you are looking for as well as offering supervision to other therapists.

Training, qualifications & experience

DProf Existential Psychotherapy & Counselling, MA Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling, B Ed (hons), UKCP reg., SQHP, MGHR, MNLP.

I have completed training in Psychotherapy and Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural and Analytical Hypnotherapy/Psychotherapy, Advanced Inner Child Therapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


Additional information

My Fees are £50 per session in Colchester, Essex with each session lasting approximately 1 hour.


Monday to Friday


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme


Dr Sandra Westland

Dr Sandra Westland