Cassandra SANDLE-BROWNLIE, MBACP
Sometimes we need extra support in our lives, a non-judgmental, empathic space, where we can be heard by a professional. In such a space, individuals can work towards finding their path to personal development and positive change by investigating perceived issues and exploring how they can be resolved.
I am a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, offering open-ended work on a one-to-one basis - both short and long-term. I work in an integrative way to find the most beneficial approach for each individual: this means I draw on different therapeutic disciplines, depending on what a person wants to explore and what type of therapeutic outcomes they are in search of.
I offer face-to-face, telephone and Skype sessions - I seek to offer accessible therapy to those who may be unable to physically attend.
If you would like to begin therapy, we would have an initial consultation, where we would discuss presenting issues and expectations of therapy. This provides an opportunity to see how we might work together ongoingly.
Please feel free to contact me by email or phone for any further information you may require.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, a member of both the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and National Counselling Society, and adhere to their ethical frameworks. I undergo regular supervision and continued professional development. I currently work in private practice.
I have achieved a Level 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. My training was integrative, meaning that I learnt theory across a variety of therapeutic models. I believe this approach is helpful because every person is an individual with their own perspective and life experience: I consider client autonomy to be of utmost importance.
Some areas I have worked in include:
- relationship problems
- self harm
- suicidal ideation
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial Consultation by phone: £40
Phone and Skype: £40
Sessions are 50 minutes
Offering income based, low fee work, where possible.