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HELLO AND A VERY WARM WELCOME

Are you having difficulties in your life or with relationships? Professional counselling can be a positive step towards making lasting changes, understanding yourself better and easing challenging feelings and emotions. It can take courage to make that initial step, so I would like to reassure you that whatever your issue(s), you can be certain of my patience, my empathy and a non judgmental response.

It could be that you are experiencing confusing or unhelpful thoughts and feelings which are making you feel lost, confused, unhappy, angry, desperate, stressed, anxious, tearful, depressed/low mood or perhaps something just doesn't feel right and you can't identify what it is. Counselling can help you to explore your thoughts/feelings in a safe and confidential environment that is free from distraction.

Counselling can also be used for self development & personal knowledge, gaining greater self awareness and insights can help to alleviate anguish and work towards inner peace, self confidence and improving relationships at home and at work.

Having suffered debilitating and painful feelings myself, where I felt stuck in a black tunnel which I couldn't get out of and caught in unhealthy relationships causing confusion and a loss of self, I can meet you with authenticity, genuineness and empathy. There is no judgement, instead you will have a space to explore what you are experiencing and I will do my best to understand and support you by actively listening and being with you whilst trying to make sense of the confusion.

If you are suffering in silence or talking to friends/family is making no difference then counselling could be for you. I really do encourage you to seek the help you need and not endure life in a place you are not enjoying - you have already made a great start by browsing counselling pages and now perhaps you are ready to take the next step of making contact.

Individual counselling and couples counselling offered to adults & adolescents.

Clinical supervision
offered to counsellors - qualified and trainees.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (CPCAB)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Foundation Certificate in Arts Therapies (University of Hertfordshire)
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT Level 5)
  • Foundation Degree in Counselling (Open University)
  • Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling (ACTO compliant)

I work in my busy private practice with a mix of mental health issues, previously I worked in a Drug and Alcohol Rehab Clinic facilitating group and individual work and before that I worked with clients recovering from addiction and their families. Experienced with dysfunctional relationships (of any kind), abusive relationships and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).

I have undergone additional training in other areas and am formally qualified in: Obesity and Weight Management, Over-eating, Binge Eating, Exercise, Nutrition and Coaching.

I am able to provide counselling for individuals, couples and families, and

clinical supervision to counsellors, qualified and trainees.

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.

BACP

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 have specific qualifications in food related issues such as obesity, over-eating and binge eating. This can be the backdrop of your therapy if this is the main issue.

An area of interest for me is narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), therefore if you feel you're caught up in a dysfunctional/toxic, unhappy and unhealthy relationship, please seek help.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Vitality

Additional information

Individual counselling is £50 per 1 hour session.

Couple counselling is £60 per 1 hour session.

Student rate counselling £40 (daytime sessions 50 minutes)

EAP, Insurance Companies and Occupational Health please enquire for current rates

Face to face and online therapy (Zoom, WhatsApp, Skype)

Modern ground floor therapy room with free off road parking

I am listed on the BACP Accredited Register of Counsellors, Insured, Qualified and hold a current DBS

For Supervision, see Supervisor profile -

https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/supervisor_34697.html

Availability

Available days and evenings. Modern ground floor therapy room, free off road parking.

Further information

If you would like to make an appointment or find out more my contact information is

  • Phone: 07747 783181 / 01767 222217
  • Website: www.caldecotecounselling.co.uk
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CaldecoteCounselling (click on icon at top of page)

We will meet at:

  • Upper Caldecote SG18 (convenient for Biggleswade, Sandy, Shefford & surrounding villages)
  • or, work remotely

Upper Caldecote, Biggleswade
Beds
SG18

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

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Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I provide clinical supervision to counsellors and other professionals which is supportive and informative.

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Julie Sandler - MBACP Accredited Counsellor & Supervisor

Julie Sandler - MBACP Accredited Counsellor & Supervisor