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MBACP

About me

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 your 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:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • stress
  • relationship problems
  • self-esteem
  • bereavement
  • addiction
  • self harm
  • suicidal ideation

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £30.00 to £55.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

All initial consultations are by phone, and cost £40

Ongoing phone and Skype sessions cost £30-40, dependent on income - something we would discuss during the initial consultation. 

Face-to-face: £55

Sessions are 50 minutes

Offering income based, low fee work, where possible.

When I work

Weekdays: Daytime and Evening

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp

Social

Cassandra Sandle-Brownlie

Cassandra Sandle-Brownlie