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Sandra Stone. MA. PGrad Dip. MBACP (Accred) Diploma Supervision.

Folkestone, CT18
01303 891794 07799 007108

About me

26 years very skilled & highly qualified counselling & psychotherapy experience, I offer a very caring sensitive & thorough approach. I work with individuals & also couples offering complete confidentiality. Sessions are for one hour & are relaxed & supportive designed to assist & focus on finding solutions to your issues, worries concerns or problems, whether those be long held or recent.

Flexible appointment times available to fit with your needs. I offer appointments Monday to Friday daytime & three evenings a week also some Saturdays.  Call me on 01303 891794 or mobile 07799 007108 or email me via this site & I will try to see you as quickly as possible.

Sessions are held at the Wellness Clinic in central Hawkinge which offers a calm welcoming environment that has nearby parking & is on a bus route that runs via Folkestone & Canterbury.

CORONA VIRUS: During this difficult time while we cope with the concerns of the Covid 19, clients who feel they might not want a face to face (socially distanced) sessions are welcome to make contact with me as I am able to offer telephone counselling for individuals - priority support is offered to those experiencing anxiety & severe anxiety, panic attacks, depression & stress related issues which can impact on life)

I also work with other issues such as low self esteem & lack of confidence & childhood abuse.  I have extensive experience working with, bereavement, traumatic grief, long term illness, attachment behaviour, miscarriage, postnatal depression, divorce & separation.

As a qualified experienced bereavement & loss counsellor whether that loss is experienced through death of a loved one, a still birth, or miscarriage; or maybe traumatic grief due to a sudden death, an accident or suicide, or from the adjustments of separation & divorce; maybe loss through a break up in family relationships & other family issues. Also for those with cancer or in recovery I offer a very gentle, supportive, caring & understanding approach for your well being.

I also work supportively with couples of all ages seeking couples counselling & relationship support, offering an understanding approach for solution focused work. Working sensitively with couples seeking guidance in all relationship issues or wider family matters or a range of emotional & behavioural issues that can happen within relationships, particularly emotional anxiety, co-dependency, an affair, a new baby, employment-related stress, anger issues, low self confidence, attachment behaviour, bereavement, loss & trauma & fertility issues.

Individual sessions are for one hour & for couples the initial session is for up to one & quarter hours, all sessions are private & completely confidential and designed to assist in focusing on finding a way forward with your issues, worries or problems.

My work style is described as Integrative - offering the use of several different theoretical approaches. I have found with over 25 years of experience this approach works very well for clients as it provides a wider and very thorough blended source of support for individual needs.

The most difficult part of seeking help and support from an experienced & professionally trained therapist is making the intial contact. So whether you are outgoing, or maybe lack a little confidence and are shy, rest assured my priority is to establish a gentle, trusting working relationship with you, as research has shown  the therapeutic relationship is the underpinning of any work together. Please feel free to email or make that 'phone call in order for you to start working towards your future wellbeing.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling & Psychotherapy

26 + years highly qualified & skilled experience of Counselling & Psychotherapy.

  • MA Counselling Practice
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Integrative Counselling
  • Diploma Psychotherapy CPCAB                 
  • Trained Marriage support, Couples Counselling & Relationships Practitioner.
  • Accredited Bereavement, grief & loss counsellor & supervisor with Cruse Bereavement Care (22 years)

Supervision:

  • Post Grad Diploma Supervision
  • Cert Supervision

Accredited voluntary register -  (I adhere to the BACP Standards and Ethics).

Using an integrative approach I work as an independent qualified practitioner. Working with Humanistic Person Centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis (T.A.), also Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Behavioural & Psychodynamic approaches, I also work with Mindfulness & Attachment behaviours and Metaphor

All sessions are  completely confidential and work is conducted in a private relaxed setting for your anonymity.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

* Work related or unemployment stress & anxiety.

* Loss from miscarriage or still birth

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Sliding scale fees from £35 per hour

Couple & Relationship sessions...  up to one and a half hours a session per couple 

Help with:

  • Relationship support & guidance
  • Couple counselling support
  • Marriage support
  • Fertility

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

For those clients wanting clearer direction in life or wanting to explore specific career aims, I also offer:

  • Psychological Assessments
  • Life Coaching
  • Luscher psychological colour test.

Hawkinge
Folkestone
CT18

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Car parking available On a regularly serviced bus route between Folkestone & Canterbury (via villages ) bus stop outside counselling premises.

Availability

Weekdays...Mon to Fridays, 3 eves & some weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

Supervision: highly experienced & qualified using integrative approach.(MBACP).I offer a very supportive consultative service to counselling students/trainees I am familiar with the requirements of university and college courses to MA /MSC level. Also for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists various models of supervision available.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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01303 891794

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07799 007108
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