**RETURN TO WORK ANNOUNCEMENT**
Firstly, thank you so much for your patience over the last 20 months.
Unfortunately my return to work coincided with the start of COVID. I am going through this with you and it's so tough. As you can imagine childcare at this time is very difficult so I am only able to offer an online service, predominantly via email with limited zoom sessions available. I know it won't suit everyone but I'm hoping it's a start and will provide support to some of you.
Please get in touch if you want further details or are interested in beginning counselling in this way but as a brief introduction working together via email will include:
- A client writing an email once per week
- Receiving a written response from me within 48 hours
- An agreed time and day which I will receive the email by allowing me the allocated time to respond
- The same amount of time given to each email as a conventional session allowing the exchange to be matched evenly on both sides
Whilst I understand some of you may be thinking working via email should be much cheaper than a face-to-face or even zoom face-to-face session, I want to assure you that the time I give you will remain just as focused.
In order for you to try this new mode of counselling and decide whether you feel it works for you, I am offering the first two sessions at a reduced rate of £30 for over 18s and £20 for under 18s.
As ever though, I do not want finances to be a barrier to you receiving support, so please do get in touch if this is not affordable and we can discuss reduced rates. I can't guarantee I can offer an ongoing reduced rate to everyone but I will always try my best to accommodate where I can.
Thank for you all for reading, and once again thank you so much for your patience!
Best and warmest regards,
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 5 CPCAB Counselling Young People
- Level 4 CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- BSc Psychology
I have 5 years Counselling experience working with adults and young people in a variety of settings, and 15 years experience working with adults and young people in supporting, caring and mentoring roles.
I set up the Sanctuary Counselling to offer adults and young people a place where they can talk about what is on their mind and what is happening in their lives free from judgement and opinions. My approach to counselling is humanistic, this means I believe in you, and your ability to make changes in your life.
If you would like someone to talk to, if you would like a safe space to explore what is going on in your life, if you are feeling stressed at work, home or with your studies, if you having troubles in your relationships with friends or family, or if you are feeling low but not really sure why then perhaps counselling can help.
The Sanctuary offers a safe and confidential service at a peaceful and easily accessible venue. We will have an initial assessment where you can decide if you would like to continue working together and find a way forward with any troubles you may be having. There is no obligation after this first session.
The Sanctuary offers sessions to adults and young people, aged 11+, on both a long and short term basis.
When working with young people under the age of 16, parents are asked to come along to the first ten minutes or so of the assessment, nothing confidential needs to be discussed in this time.
I can offer low cost counselling to young people, students and those on low incomes. Please get in touch to discuss your needs or to ask any questions you may have.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees for adults start at £40.00 per session
Fees for young people start at £30.00 per session
I can offer discounted fees on block bookings.
Please get in touch to further discuss your needs, as I would not like for the cost of counselling to be a prohibiting factor in you accessing support.
Regular hours are Monday - Friday 9 - 4. After school slots are available, some weekend and evening slots also available. Please get in touch to arrange.
I am a registered member of the BACP and work within their ethical framework. I am committed to equality, diversity and a fair service for all. I believe that given the right environment everybody is capable of change and growth.
If you have any questions about the Sanctuary Counselling, please do not hesitate to get in touch.