Sylvia Sanders

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MBACP (snr accred) counsellor and supervisor
Available for new clients
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Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My private counselling practice has been in existence for 18 years. My clinical experience includes working with people suffering from a variety of issues which include low self-esteem, feelings associated with trauma, those with depression, anxiety.

I have helped many individuals deal with anxiety and Panic, helping them find strategies and resolution.
I have supported people suffering loss, separation, ill health and bereavement. Those that have experienced childhood abuse are often seeking therapy to find closure. I offer support for those going through divorce and relationship breakups helping individuals move on in life.

20 years of counselling practice has given me the opportunity to assist many people. The service on offer is both professional and ethical.

I also work part-time as the Counselling manager of a large youth counselling organisation. I am responsible for providing counselling services for a number of establishments managing both volunteers and qualified counsellors.

I have been involved with training workshops and organising conferences for those interested in topics such as domestic violence, anger management and working creatively within therapy. I offer one to one sessions. I  am a qualified supervisor and deliver training courses.

The first meeting is an opportunity to share information in terms of what I can offer and what clients are hoping to achieve. I can offer short term counselling or open-ended contracts that are regularly evaluated.

Working from a person-centred perspective I believe in the quality of the therapeutic relationship to help a person gain clarity and insight into their problems. My counselling approach offers a safe, empathic environment to explore personal issues without feeling judged.

My training also reflects the importance of past relationships and experience that Have an impact on our self-esteem. Counselling can challenge a person's idea about who they are and allow individuals to discover their true selves.

The sessions will be a chance to explore, clarify and gain insight into personal problems, in order for you to challenge or come to terms with factors that are making you unhappy with your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Graduate with a BA (Hons) Degree and have trained in a number of counselling approaches. I am also a qualified trauma EMDR  therapist  I have a Certificate and Advanced Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling from Leicester University and a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling. I also have a supervision certificate and an adult teaching certificate. I have attended various workshops and courses including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and solution-focused therapy.

I have established a busy private practice within Leicester which is easily accessed. I have worked at a number of educational establishments including schools and colleges. I  have previously worked for several years as a counselling Co-ordinator managing volunteers and outreach posts within the city and county. I'm the Director of Space4u counselling a community interest company offering counselling to children and young people. I am the clinical lead at coping with cancer Leicester working which is one day a week. I am also the clinical supervisor at Rape crisis Leicester, I deliver group and individual supervision to all the counsellors at the organisation and offer consultancy to the management team.

I supervise both trainee and qualified counsellors and I am approved by many of the local universities and colleges within Leicester and Nottingham . I have assisted several counsellors through through Bacp accreditation process with success.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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 work also work with adolescents and elder adults. I have been the clinical lead of a cancer charity so specialise in counselling those affecting by cancer family members and those diagnosed.

I have specialist trauma training , EDMR qualified . 

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Fees: Individuals £45 .00- 50 minutes
Approximate length of therapy: varies.
Languages: English
Student counsellors reduced fees .

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday - Thrursday 8-8pm 

Further information

My service offers workshops and in house training to organisations working with young people. Training workshops include.

Anger management

Eating issues

Self harm awareness

Counselling young people

Attachment and young people

For a additional information please contact me.

I offer supervision/therapy to those students in training at a reduced fee £35 per hour.

Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I offer on line counselling and telephone

Online platforms



In person

I am a senior BACP accred supervisor I offer both online and face to face supervision, over 15 years of supervision experience and 24 as a therapist.

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Sylvia Sanders
Sylvia Sanders