Sandra Mckeever MBACP (Snr.Accred.) UKRCP., MSc., PGDip., Cert.ED.,
I offer counselling and psychotherapy to adults and young people over 21 years of age, providing a warm, safe, confidential space where you can explore whatever may be troubling you at this time. I also offer supervision to those who work in the counselling and psychotherapy professions.
I am a Senior Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, with well over a decade’s experience of running a successful private practice in Glastonbury, Somerset. I have also worked in a GP practice, in an agency specialising in eating disorders, as a counsellor in Further Education and as a counsellor in the NHS First Steps Programme. I have an Advanced Diploma, a Post Graduate Diploma and an MSc in Counselling and I recently completed a specialist qualification in Somatic Therapy, working with PTSD and Trauma. I also trained with CRUSE bereavement care.
I have training and experience in many areas, including spirituality and the transpersonal and in a number of different theoretical approaches that allow me to personalise my approach according to each of my clients needs. Some of these areas include PTSD and trauma, domestic and sexual abuse, depression and anxiety, boarding school syndrome, self harm, eating disorders, and bereavement. My original training was in person centred counselling, but I have also trained in an integrative approach involving a number of humanistic theories, the transpersonal and also in CBT. Because of my experience with many aspects of spirituality and spiritual practice, most noticeably extensive training in and studying of Shamanic healing techniques, along with a long and abiding interest and study of Tibetan Buddhism, I am also able to offer a deep spiritual aspect to the work, when appropriate, which can enrich and deepen the experience of counselling and psychotherapy.
Counselling and Psychotherapy - sometimes also known as Talking Therapies - can be helpful at many times in our lives, whether we are dealing with major life changes, feeling mentally or emotionally unwell, struggling with aspects of our personality, feeling deeply unhappy or just feeling dissatisfied with life and ourselves. I am trained to help you explore and understand your feelings and your experiences in a non judgemental, empathic way and to help you move forward in your life, in whatever way you choose. Counselling and psychotherapy can also be used to understand who we are, why we are here and to develop more fully into the person we have the potential to be and therefore does not just have to be for the times we are struggling in our lives.
Alongside my private practice I have worked as a Qualification Leader on the qualifying Diploma in Counselling for one of the principal examination boards in the country, the CPCAB. I have considerable experience of working as a trainer in all areas of counselling as a lecturer, facilitator and trainer, and specialised in delivering modules on professional practice, personal development, mental health and research, in FE, HE and private training centres. I have articles published within the profession, and continue to research and write. My latest book, co written with ex colleagues 'A Students' Guide to Therapuetic Counselling', was published by Sage at the end of 2019.
I work with individuals both long and short term and offer supervision for counselling trainees and qualified counsellors.
Training, qualifications & experience
Snr. Accred. MBACP, UKRCP., MSc Counselling,PG Dip. Counselling, Diploma in Therapuetic Counselling, Cert. Ed., BA(Hons). One year training with Babette Rothschild in Somatic Therapy, working with PTSD & Trauma. Wide variety of experience including GP Practice, in an agency working with eating disorders, private practice and with young people in a FE setting. CRUSE bereavement trained. Counselling lecturer, assessor and trainer in FE, HE and private organisational settings, delivering all areas of training but specialising in personal development, professional .practice, research, mental health, trauma and spiritual crisis. Regular CPD most recently with Nick Duffell on working with ex boarders and also with Christiane Sanderson on working with individuals who are the victims of domestic abuse.
Registered / Accredited
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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.
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Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Spiritual Crisis. Impact of Boarding School. The menopause and women's issues. Alternative life styles. Environmental anxiety.
Counselling and psychotherapy: one hour sessions £55 and £60 out of office hours (after 5.00pm). Sessions are weekly.
Supervision £60 per hour, £80 for 1.5hrs. Reduced rates for counselling trainees £50 per hour and £60 for 1.5hrs.
Initial half hour consultation is free of charge.
Mentoring and private tutoring for those in counselling training, who would like extra support or guidance.