Sandra Wathall

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(Reg. MBACP Accredited)
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Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 3NU
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

As a trained counsellor I offer you a warm, compassionate approach within a safe, supportive relationship.  I provide individual counselling for adults of any age either short term, focussing on specific issues that may be distressing you, or offering open-ended longer term work to help you untangle more complicated difficulties you may be experiencing.

With kindness and respect we will work together to re-build your confidence and self-belief, to increase your own understanding of yourself and help you find the tools within to make the changes you want.

As an Integrative Counsellor I take a flexible approach and work with you as the unique individual you are.  Some of the reasons people have come to see me include:

Stress & anxiety                                                          Low mood/depression

Relationship problems                                                Loss/bereavement

Problems at work                                                        Problems with anger

Domestic violence                                                        Rape/sexual abuse

Major life changes                                                        Health issues

Complex trauma                                             

Often there are a combination of factors which lead to overwhelm.

Gently, together, we can unravel your difficulties and find a way through; alleviating your distress and increasing your sense of wellbeing and hope for the future with a renewed sense of choice in life.

Together we would agree on what seems particularly important for you and decide what might be a useful number of sessions. Our aim would be to explore your situation, get to understand what is happening for you and why and then support you in creating the changes you need.

Counselling is not an easy option; it can be emotionally demanding and challenging, as we are faced with ourselves and our attitudes and limitations.    It is my hope that all this is achieved within a warm, accepting environment which respects you and totally accepts who you are.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling (University of Leicester)
  • AAMET Level 2 Practitioner in Emotional Freedom Technique 
  • Certificate in Lifespan Integration: levels 1 and 2
  • Certificate in Relational Supervision

Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists
Certificate of Proficiency

Counsellor in NHS GP surgery (Birmingham)
Counsellor with Rape & Sexual Violence Project (Birmingham)
Private Practice

Further Training
Working with Anxiety
Working with Attachment, Trauma & Dissociation
Understanding & Working with Dissociation
Dissociative States and Child Abuse
Working with Survivors of Sexual Torture
Working with Survivors of Rape & Sexual Abuse

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have specialist training and experience in working with survivors of sexual abuse and complex trauma, including dissociative states and D.I.D.  I have a real passion for working with people to find freedom and release from the chains of the past.

Therapies offered


£50.00 per session

Additional information

Full hour session: £50

When I work

Wednesday or Friday

Further information

I am a certified practitioner of the Emotional Freedom Technique.  This is a gentle way of releasing ourselves from stuck emotions or patterns of behaviour/thought.  By skilful focussing on the issues concerned and then guided tapping using one's own fingertips, tapping on specific parts of the head and upper body, it is possible to find release and freedom from fears and phobias and deep emotional wounds that limit us.

I can provide this as a stand alone therapy or incorporated into counselling sessions.

Birmingham Holistic Health Centre, 180 Lifford Lane, Kings Norton, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 3NU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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My therapy room is located on the ground floor.