Sylvia Sanders MBACP (Accred) counsellor and supervisor
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 iclude low self esteem, feelings associated with trauma,those displaying depression, anxiety and feelings of helplessness.
I have helped many individuals dealing with anxiety and panic helping them find strategies and resolution .
I have supported people from the effects of loss i.e., separation, ill health and bereavement. Those that have suffered childhood abuse are often seeking therapy to find closure. I offer support for those experiencing divorce and relationship breakups helping individuals more on in life.
20 years of counselling practice has given me the experience and opportunity to assist many people, adults and children and for them to access a service that is both professional and ethical.
I also work part time as the Counselling manager at 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 tharapy . I supervise and offer in house training.
The first meeting is an opportunity to share information in terms of what I can offer and what you are hoping to achieve by attending. I can offer short term counselling or open ended counselling that is regularly evaluated by the two of us i.e., client and counsellor.
Working from a person centred perspective I believe in the quality of 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 in counselling also reflects the importance of past relationships and experiences, those that do suffer from low self esteem can be seen as a product of past events. Counselling can challenge a person's idea about who they are and allow individuals to discover their true selves.
Counselling 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 have a Certificate and Advanced Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling from Leicester University, and have been awarded a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling. I also have a supervision certificate and a 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. The have previously worked for several years as a counselling Co-ordinator managing volunteers and outreach posts within the city and county. Im 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 mangment 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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work also work with adolescents and elder adults. I am the clinical lead of a cancer charity so specialise in counselling those affecting by cancer family members and those diagnosed.
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Fees: Individuals £40.00 - 50 minutes
Approximate length of therapy: varies.
Student counsellors reduced fees .
My service offers workshops and in house training to organisations working with young people. Training workshops include.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday 8am -8 pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I provide supervision to both trainee and qualified counsellors.