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Sylvia Sanders MBACP (Accred) counsellor and supervisor

Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2
07530166899 07530166899 Registered / Accredited

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 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees: Individuals £40.00 - 50 minutes
Approximate length of therapy: varies.
Languages: English
Student counsellors reduced fees .

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

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.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

I offer on line counselling and telephone


Monday - Friday 8am -8 pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I provide supervision to both trainee and qualified counsellors.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Sylvia Sanders MBACP (Accred) counsellor and supervisor

Sylvia Sanders MBACP (Accred) counsellor and supervisor