Sandra Mckeever, Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Supervisor MBACP (Snr Accred)

Sandra Mckeever, Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Supervisor MBACP (Snr Accred)

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Kirkby Stephen

01458 834082

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Kirkby Stephen

01458 834082

About me

I offer counselling and psychotherapy to adults and young people over 18 years of age, providing a warm, safe, confidential space where you can begin to explore whatever may be troubling you at this time. I also offer supervision to those who work in counselling and psychotherapy and offer discounted rates for those who work in the voluntary sector. My therapy room is situated five minutes walk from Glastonbury High Street, in a quiet, private cul-de-sac. There is ample parking available on the drive.

I am a Senior Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, with over ten years experience having worked in a GP practice, in an agency specialising in eating disorders, trained with CRUSE bereavement care and have worked in private practice.  I have an Advanced Diploma, a Post Graduate Diploma and an MSc in Counselling. I am currently completing a specialist qualification in Somatic Therapy, working with PTSD and Trauma, and have training in working with victims of domestic abuse.  I have also attended training in self-harm, conflict resolution, working with victims of sexual abuse,  stress management, addictions and dual diagnosis,  and have a particular interest in spiritual crisis and alternative views on mental health.  I have some familiarity and understanding in working with Boarding School Survivors.

I have delivered training in all areas of counselling but most recently specialised in delivering modules on professional practice, personal development, mental health and research. I have articles published within the profession, and continue to research and write.

Counselling and Psychotherapy - sometimes also known as Talking Therapies -can be helpful to us 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.

As a counsellor I am trained to listen empathically and non-judgementally and to assist you in finding the answers and solutions to whatever is troubling you within a confidential and ethical setting. However, counselling and psychotherapy can also be used to help us  understand who we are, why we are as we are 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 life.

Counselling can help people discuss their problems honestly and openly and in so doing, begin to understand how they can move through them and towards fulfilling their potential in all areas of their life. There are many models of counselling and psychotherapy and I work integratively with Person Centred Theory at the core of my practice This puts the client at the centre of the process, and recognises that they are the expert on themselves and empowers them to find their own answers. However, I also have training and experience in working in other models including Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Psychosynthesis and CBT and work with dreams, archetypes, inner child work, visualisation and mediation and relaxation techniques. As a result I am able to include other ways of working and to work in a way that is most appropriate for each individual client and their particular issues.

Because of my experience with many aspects of spirituality and spiritual practice I am also able to offer a deep spiritual aspect to the work, which can enrich and deepen the experience of counselling and psychotherapy.

I work with individuals both long and short term and at times have low cost places available for those in need.

I also offer supervision for counselling trainees, qualified counsellors and those working in the helping professions.

I have considerable experience working in FE, HE and private organisations as a Lecturer in counselling and as a counselling trainer, and I am an experienced facilitator and teacher.  I am available to offer counselling training and listening skills in all settings.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA(Hons)., Cet.Ed., Dip in Therapeutic Counselling, PG Dip. Counselling. MSC Counselling. Snr Accredited MBACP. UKRCP. Wide variety of experience in 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, and spiritual crisis.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Spiritual Crisis.  Impact of Boarding School.


Counselling and psychotherapy - one hour sessions £50, and £55 after office hours (after 5.30pm) Some low cost places are sometimes available for those in extreme need. Email for further details.

Supervision £60 per hour, £75 for 1.5hrs

For CA17 area, no face to face work is currently available, only Skype.

Further information

Initial half hour consultation is free of charge.
Mentoring for those in counselling training, who would like extra support or guidance

Counselling & Supervision via Skype is also available for those who live outside the area.

Maps & Directions

Glastonbury, BA6
Kirkby Stephen, CA17

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Appointments available five days a week. No weekend appointments. Some evening and early morning sessions available. Skype sessions available for those outside the area.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I offer supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists using an integrative approach, with a particular focus on the humanistic and transpersonal modalities.

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