Sandra Stone. Counsellor/ Psychotherapist MA. PGrad Dip. MBACP. & Supervisor
26 years very skilled & highly professionally qualified counselling & psychotherapy experience. With many years of very wide experience I am able offer a very supportive, caring, sensitive approach. I work with individuals within a wide age range & also couples offering sessions with complete confidentiality. Appointments are for one hour & are relaxed & supportive, designed to assist & focus on finding solutions to your depression, anxieties, worries, concerns & problems whether those be long held or recent.
Flexible appointment times available to fit with your needs. Currently, I offer appointments / sessions Monday to Friday, mornings, afternoons & early evenings also some weekends to suit clients' working needs. Call me on 01303 891794 or mobile 07799 007108 or email me & I will speak to you about receiving support which is always in complete confidence.
Face to face sessions are held at Wellness Clinic, Hawkinge & follow Covid requirements. Telephone counselling support is provided in the same manner as face to face sessions, all that is required is that you have a quiet or private space where I can telephone you at a mutually agreed session time.
I work with personal emotional issues... anxiety , depression, low self esteem, stress & work related stress, bereavement & loss, lack of self confidence, anger issues & childhood abuse, mental health issues, co-dependancy & attachment behaviour, miscarriage, postnatal depression, relationship issues, divorce & separation & long term illness.
As a qualified experienced bereavement & loss counsellor with Cruse Bereavement Care for twenty three years I have extensive professional experience working with loss & bereavement whether the loss is experienced through the death of a loved one, a still birth, or miscarriage; or maybe traumatic or complicated 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. I offer professional support & understanding for the emotional upset that loss can create.
Working sensitively with clients' who seek solutions & support in 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, or fertility; also employment-related stress, anger issues, low self confidence, & attachment behaviour I can offer solution focused work.
Individual sessions are for 60 minutes & all sessions are completely confidential and aim to assist & focus in dealing with & finding a way forward with your anxieties, worries & problems.
My work style is described as Integrative - offering the use of several different theoretical approaches. I have found with over 26 years of professional experience this approach works very well for clients as it provides a wider and very thorough blended source of theoretical 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 lack a little confidence or feel shy or anxious about enquiring rest assured my priority is to establish a gentle, trusting working relationship with you, as research has shown that a "good therapeutic relationship" is the underpinning of any work together.
If you are over 18yrs please feel free to text, telephone or email me & make that initial contact in order for you to start feeling supported in working towards your personal & mental wellbeing. I look forward to hearing from you...
Training, qualifications & experience
Training Counselling & Psychotherapy
26 + years highly qualified & skilled experience of Counselling & Psychotherapy.
- MA in Counselling Psychotherapy Practice
- Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Integrative Counselling
- Diploma Psychotherapy CPCAB
- Trained Marriage support, Couples Counselling & Relationships Practitioner.
- Accredited Bereavement, grief & loss counsellor (23yrs experience)
- Supervisor qualified work with NHS. Cruse Bereavement Care., Women's Aid., Mind, Victim Support; CISS Cancer Charity /Hospice., educational training colleges & Universities., Drug & Alcohol & Youth Offending Team. Employee Assisted Scheme. IVF Clinic.
- Post Grad Diploma Supervision
- Cert Supervision
Accredited voluntary register - (I adhere to the BACP Standards and Ethics).
Using an integrative approach I work professionally 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 & offer personal anonymity.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
* Work related or unemployment stress & anxiety.
* Loss from miscarriage still birth & termination
,*Mental Health breakdowns
Free initial in-person or telephone session
Fees from £35 per hour for a 60 min session of counselling /psychotherapy
- Anxiety, Mental Health, General Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Relationships,
- Bereavement & Loss, Lack of Motivation.
- Childhood issues & abuse. Work related stress & anxieties.
Flexible session times to suit clients' needs
.Appointments: Weekdays...mornings & afternoons, Monday to Friday & some evenings each week. Weekend sessions by agreement.
For those clients wanting clearer direction in life or wanting to explore specific career aims:
- Psychological Assessments
- Life Coaching
- Luscher psychological colour test.
- Solution Focused therapy