Celia Saunders, I work online with adults and teenagers, everyone is welcome
Hi I'm Celia. Whatever your reason for seeking therapy you will find counselling beneficial to your wellbeing. Sessions are private and confidential, giving you the freedom to talk openly about feelings and the different aspects of your life where you'd like to see change. You will receive a warm welcome whatever your race, colour, religion, gender or sexual orientation.
Over the years I have successfully helped numerous clients navigate a broad range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and grief. My aim is to equip you with the tools you need to confidently navigate your life going forward.
How I can help you
Having regular counselling sessions with me will help you gain a new perspective on what's troubling you, we will look at what is working for you right now and what isn't. We will explore your options, whether that be to make changes or learning to accept what you can't change.
It will be an opportunity for you to be listened to without judgement or feeling hurried, if you struggle to communicate what you're feeling I can help by giving you the language to express those feelings.
I work both short and long term depending on your needs.
Training and experience
I trained back in 2011 and have a Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis. I went on to gain a Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People. Prior to opening my own business I worked as a School Counsellor for a local secondary school. I am a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and abide by their Ethical Framework, I also attend regular supervision and undertake Continued Professional Development to ensure I am offering you well informed and up to date therapy.
If you are a parent/guardian looking for a therapist for your child/teenager can I suggest that you look at my profile together, include them in the process of choosing a counsellor, they will be much more likely to engage when we meet if it is a joint decision. As their primary care giver you are a very important part of the counselling process, when we meet I will set out the boundaries with respect to confidentiality and what you can do to support your child/teenager to get the most out of our sessions.
Trauma and PTSD
I am trained in using the Rewind Technique which is a way of helping the brain to file away the memory of the traumatic event or events so that they no longer intrude into your daily life, you can choose to think about them or not. If you have suffered a trauma and want to talk to me about how I can help, give me a call or email me.
I offer a free 30-minute, no obligation, consultation, it's an opportunity for us to meet and talk about how I can help you. You can ask me any questions you have and get a feel for what it would be like to see me regularly.
Sessions and cost
Unlike most therapists, whose sessions last just 50 minutes, sessions with me are an hour. Currently all my work is online but when things return to normal and it's safe to do so you can choose to continue online or move to face to face. I charge £50 a session and take payment by either bank transfer or card.
I am based in the centre of Basingstoke close to public transport links and the M3, and have free parking available. I am on the lower ground floor which is accessed by stairs unfortunately there is no lift.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis - Middlesex University
- Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People - Quality Training UK
- Rewind Technique for trauma and PTSD
- Certificate in Mindfulness - Basingstoke Counselling Service
- Counselling Skills - Basingstoke College of Technology
- Certificate in Transactional Analysis 101
- Emotional Literacy Support Assistant Training - Hampshire Educational Psychology Department
- Sandtray Workshop
- I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice
- I worked for a year as a volunteer counsellor with adults who have a gambling addiction and for SureStart, counselling the parents of children attending their centres.
- I have 14 years experience of working with young people in Secondary Schools.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free, initial assessment where we can meet, giving you the opportunity to provide an overview of what is troubling you. We'll discuss what you hope to achieve from therapy and how I can help.
Individuals: £50 per session.
I am based in the centre of Basingstoke close to public transport links and the M3, there is also free parking available.