Sally Hastings BA (Couns), Dip Sup, MBACP (Accred)
Hello, Is the current Covid 19 lock-down putting pressure on your relationships? Are you suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, depression or feeling just plain sad?
Maybe you are using this time as space to retune your life, take a fresh look at relationships and life choices as you move forward into a 'new normal,'?
I am an experienced general counsellor and also a Relate trained relationship therapist.I offer telephone counselling, Skype, Zoom and video messaging for individuals or couples.
For many, one of the biggest difficulties about lock-down, apart from the massive disruption, has been living with fear and uncertainty.Way, way out of our comfort zone. Most of us like clear gudelines in our life. We need to know where we are heading. Anything less can bring about feelings of anxiety, sadness and depression. Panic attacks.
As a general counsellor, with a lot of experience in bereavement counselling, post traumatic stress disorder and stress related issues, including OCD I can help individuals explore their fears.I have training and experience in a variety of different approaches, including CBT .
Listen With the Intent to Listen - Not to Reply - Stephen Covey
I offer a service where couples or individuals can explore their difficulties. Couples often find that by simply taking the time to step aside to talk and listen to each other, with someone to guide them , their relationship improves.Helping them communicate and understand each other better. Many don't want the relationship to end...they just want it t change. Together , we look at how that might happen. Sadly, for some the relationship has run its course and we can look to find understanding in that and look to the future.
Individuals too, find a caring space to pause for an hour and explore what is troubling them, either using telephone or video messaging.
I help people explore the root of their problems, low self esteem and negative self belief.I encourage them to find a positive self belief and ways of moving forward into a happier life.
Love,loss and change
Life is all about change, but some changes are harder to cope with than others. The loss of a loved one through death or possibly dementia;the break up of a relationship or the loss of a job can bring heart ache, grief , sadness and depression. I am a trained bereavement counsellor and can journey with you as you find your way through to a new life path.
I have worked in a hospice and can walk beside people who are facing end of life issues. Having been a Carer myself of someone suffering from a chronic terminal illness I have a particular interest in supporting Carers through an often hard and lonely journey in a landscape which is entirely new, and where there are no sign posts.
I am a qualified counselling supervisor. I am a retired lecturer in counselling at a College of Technology, having taught the diploma course. I have also worked as a Secondary School counsellor and a bereavement counsellor. I work integratively, integrating Person Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT approaches. I am an accredited member of BACP and work to their ethical framework.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Dip Couns Supervision
Relate Cert in Relationship and Couple Counselling
Relate Dip in Psychosexual Therapy
Practitioner Skills in Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counselling
Practitioner skills in Eating Disorders therapy
Practitioner skills in EMDR.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
£50 per individual, £55 couples
I offer counselling to clients from a wide area, including Fleet, Crookham, Aldershot, Farnham, Crondall, Odiham, Farnborough, Alton, Basingstoke, Guildfrord, Haslemere, Hindhead.