Sabine Seddon, MA Integrative Psychotherapy, UKCP reg., UKCP listed Supervisor

Sabine Seddon, MA Integrative Psychotherapy, UKCP reg., UKCP listed Supervisor

About me

I am a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist with extensive experience in working with men and women, individually or as couples, on many different issues. I believe that sometimes people need support to learn new strategies in coping with past and present issues that interfere with enjoying life.

Sometimes life hits us with unexpected events, and sometimes our upbringing has not equipped us to deal with the ongoing challenges that live brings, whether these are a result of being in a relationship, being a parent or work stresses. These challenges can feel quite overwhelming even though those around us may not understand what the problem is because from their perspective we have everything we need to be happy or they believe we 'should have gotten over this by now'.

Counselling/Psychotherapy provides an opportunity to express thoughts, feelings, sectrets and fears which you may not wish to share with those who know you because you worry that they may think less of you, or because you want to protect them from knowing how angry, ashamed or low you are feeling, or because you feel nobody understands you.

Talking about  complex issues with a trained professional may help you to get a greater understanding of these issues, how they are affecting you, and how you may wish to deal with them. You have the opportunity to say things that you may never have told anybody before.

I offer the exploration of difficult issues from past or present in a non-judgemental, confidential, professional environment. I employ a combination of recognised therapy approaches to support clients to gain a new perspective on their issues.

I have experience with brief solution-focused work (6 sessions), medium (20 sessions) and long term (3+ years) work.

In addition to private practice, I provided high intensity counselling for IAPT (NHS) through a third party for several year, I am a trainer and supervisor for a national bereavement charity, and I provide brief solution focused counselling for Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP).

I am a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and I work to their codes of ethics, which can be found on their web side.

I hold up-to-date insurance and I am CRB checked to work with vulnerable adults.

My practice is on the groundfloor and there is free roadside parking

Training, qualifications & experience


Private Practice

High Intensity counselling (NHS/IAPT) via third party

Counsellor for charities (Cruse Bereavement Care, Derbyshire Rape Crisis, Detby Women Centre)


Psychotherapy and Counselling

MA Integrative Psychotherapy (Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute/Birmingham University)

Diploma Clinical Supervision (Berne Institute)

University Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Derby University)

Cruse Bereavement Care Training

Derbyshire Rape Crisis Training

ISAS (Incest and Sexual Abuse Survivors)


I have expereince in supervising counsellors and psychotherapist in private practice and working for charities.

I am also accepeted as supervisor by several training institues such as:

Sherwood Institute (Bsc and Msc)

Leeds Becket University

Staffordshire University

Level 4 Diploma courses (Humanistic, Psychodynamic)


Diploma in Supervision, Berne Institute
Level 3 Award in Supervision, Cruse Bereavement Care

Training and Workshops

I run the following workshops on request:

For counsellors/psychotherapists and other professionals:

Vicarious (Secondary) Traumatisation (for professionals)
Working with clients who have experienced rape of sexual abuse
Trauma and Dissociation

Supporting an adult through a bereavement

Complicated Grief and contemporary models of grief

Service Users:

Introduction to counselling
Practical Counselling Skills
Human Relationships

Assertiveness, self-esteem and  confidence building
Supporting a friend or relative through bereavement
Effective listening

Trainer rate £75/h. Reduced rate available for charities.

Other Qualifications and Experience:

City & Guilds PTLLS, Level 4 (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong learning sector)

Prior to becoming a therapist, I had an international career in chemical engineering.

MA Chemical Process Engineering (University of Aston)

Chartered Chemical Engineer, lapsed (Institute of Chemical Engineering)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

chronic illness
self-development and personal growth
anticipatory grief
end of life issues
secondary trauma (supporting a friend or family member of someone who has experienced a trauma such as rape/sexual abuse/accident/witnessing a death or crime)


Individuals £50 for a 60 minute session

Couples £60 for 60 min or £75 for 90min

Further information

I draw on a number of psychotherapy approaches, such as Psychodynamic therapy,
Gestalt therapy, Person-Centred Counselling, Self-Psychology, Attachment Theory and Trauma theory to support clients with whatever issue brings them to therapy. My work is underpinned by a relational approach meaning that we are learning about you and your issues not only through what you are telling me but also through our relationship and how this feels to you.

Maps & Directions

Derby, DE23

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: German


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Groundfloor room, free easy parking


Mondsy to Thursday, 9am to 8pm

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Supervision Quaifications:.

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