Make A Difference at Sandies
At Make a Difference at Sandies we provide a variety of therapy services. All therapists are BACP registered and required to have the enhanced disclosure check, before starting work with clients.
General Adult Counselling: -The adult outreach therapy is a free service available to all. The service provides the opportunity to look at what could be going on in a safe, confidential environment. Giving clients the opportunity to share their problems with someone who is outside of their personal situation and who can listen without judging. Maximum 18 Free sessions
Elderly outreach talking therapy: This service is provided free of charge to the elderly and housebound. Maximum 18 free sessions.
Children play and art therapy: We use play and art to address young children’s behaviour, developmental age and mental health needs. We believe it is possible to remove barriers to learning by laying the foundation for making healthy life choices as a child/teenager and in later years.
Children & Young Peoples counselling: We are dedicated to the promotion of Children’s Health Safety and well being.We believe emotional and social behavioural skills underline aspects of everyday life. When children and young people have these skills they are able to sustain friendships , resolve problems as well as learning to manage strong feelings such as pain, anger, anxiety, happiness, sadness, fear etc.
Clinical Supervision: Providing ethical working and good practice for professional. (Individual or peer group sessions).
Training, qualifications & experience
Eight years of comprehensive therapy work and managing counselling agency
Level 6 Clinical Supervision
Post Compulsory Education and training (IFL)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
NVQ in Management
Member organisations *
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 we deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Elderly outreach talking therapy
- Young persons's Play & Art Therapy
- Mediation & Conflict workshops
- Childrens Play & Art Therapy
- General Counselling
- Specialist Domestic Violence Counselling
- Actions Consequences and I (aged 11-18 years)
- Filial Therapy
- 18-25 therapy service
All adult therapy free with 2nd year registered BACP counsellors
Elderly outreach therapy services free
Children services - please enquire.
Clinical Supervision from £25.00 per hour for trainee Counsellors - normal fee £40 per hour
Peer group sessions £10.00 per person Max 4 per group (2 hour session)
I originally started the company Make A Difference At Sandy’s in 2005, which provided a wide range of therapeutic services to the public and now currently provides support to the new organisation (Make A Difference At Sandies) in the form of professional services which include protection of children and vulnerable adults. My background is in finance and I pride myself on my people management skills. I am a qualified tutor and registered counsellor with BACP. As one of the directors of Make A Difference At Sandies, I am able to offer my expertise in Management, clinical supervision, and training. As a trustee and working director of the new organisation since registration in July 2012, I have been busy putting relevant documentation and information together for the charity commission, designing community projects and making applications for funding.