Sallie Ward Ba Hons, Dip.Couns.
07377 470 640
I am a warm, experienced, BACP registered counsellor practicing in Ealing West London. I offer a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space where you can express and explore whatever is going on in your life. I am experienced in working with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, bereavement and relationship issues. £55.00/session, initial session £30. Couples £65.00/session.
I provide a private Counselling and Psychotherapy service in West London during the week. My theoretical approach is based on Relational Transactional Analysis.
One to One Counselling and Psychotherapy
I work with adults on a one to one basis for either short term Counselling or long term Psychotherapy depending on your needs. This is also sometimes called Talking Therapy.
Counselling may help those who generally function well day to day but are experiencing difficulties in the present, which might be due to bereavement, a relationship break up or work related stress for example. Longer term Psychotherapy may be more appropriate if you think your issues and anxieties are deeper or have been present for many years.
Client and Therapist Relationship
I practice a relational approach, which means I believe the relationship between client and therapist is very important and that over time trust can develop and new ways of being become possible. Therapy can give you space to explore and understand a deeper sense of yourself and the issues you face. The aim of the work is so that you can empower yourself towards change and your full potential.
What Counselling and Psychotherapy Can Help With
Counselling and Psychotherapy; also known as Talking Therapy, can help with a number of issues that might cause you to feel anxious, depressed or generally stuck in life. Outlined below is a list of common issues that people seek counselling or therapy for, although this list is by no means exhaustive and simply feeling low, apathetic or ambivalent about life might be enough for you to seek help from a Counsellor of Psychotherapist.
- Panic Attacks
- Low Self-Esteem
- Lack of Confidence
- Feelings of Isolation
- Childhood Abuse
- Relationship and Family Issues
- Feelings of Sadness
- Loss and Bereavement
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Feeling Stuck in Life
- Sexual Identity
- Dealing with Issues Preventing You Achieving Ambitions
- Understanding Yourself and Your Problems Better
If you are unsure if Counselling or Psychotherapy can help you, simply arrange an initial session to explore how you feel and if you think Talking Therapy might help.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualification: Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Training: Masters Degree in Transnational Analysis Psychotherapy
Experience: I have worked with clients that have experienced anxiety, depression, panic attacks, isolation, low self-esteem, childhood abuse, trauma, relationship and family issues, have had suicidal thoughts, feelings of sadness, loss and bereavement in addition to those who just feel stuck in life.
- BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
- IARTA (International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis)
- UKCP Trainee Therapist (UK Council for Psychotherapy)
- Metanoia Institute
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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- Initial session - £30.00 (50 minute session)
- Individual counselling - £55.00 (50 minute session)
- Couples counselling - £65.00 (50 minute session)
- Group counselling - £25.00/person (75 minute session). Minimum group number required.
A weekly commitment is required. Prices reviewed annually.
Counselling for General Anxiety
I specialise in seeing clients who suffer from general anxiety. Anxiety can be crippling and reduce a person’s ability to function on a day to day level effectively often escalating into panic attacks which can be very frightening. I believe anxiety can stop someone from realising their full potential in life and I am committed to offering a service to help those who want a more fulfilling lifestyle but do not know how to achieve this or why things get in their way.
I also specialise in bereavement counselling and offer a safe, confidential and empathic space for you to explore your feelings and receive support as you grieve and adjust to the changes in your life following your bereavement. I do not offer advice or make judgements; my role is to support you as you adjust to the emotional changes following your loss.
The death of someone you love is a major event and coming to terms with the loss and dealing with the normal responses of grief can be very difficult. Everyone reacts differently and feelings can often feel overwhelming. You may feel lonely and isolated, experience anger, fear or guilt as well as helplessness and/or physical aches and pains.
Grief is a normal natural process and affects everyone in many different ways; you may have physical reactions, experience sleeplessness or lack of appetite or even feel guilty about not feeling emotional. All of this is normal, there is no ‘right’ way to grieve and we all experience it differently.
Working through your grief with the support of a Counsellor can be a painful process, but it is often necessary to ensure your emotional and physical well being later.
Relationship Counselling, also known as Couples and Marriage Counselling, is a therapeutic process where couples meet with a counsellor weekly to help explore more deeply what is going on in your relationship.
Relationships can be fulfilling and long lasting; however, conflict and arguments can cause tension and upset leaving couples feeling unsatisfied and stuck in painful patterns of relating. It can be hard to identify what the problems are in your relationship and to see a way forward. Couples counselling can be useful in helping couples identify where they are ‘stuck’ and to find new ways of relating to each other that can help you grow as individuals and as a couple.
The most important part of the process is looking at how you communicate with each other. This can help identify any patterns of behaviour or communication issues that result in arguments or misunderstandings. Together we look at what you can do differently to communicate more effectively, and bring about changes that can lead to the kind of intimacy and relationship you both want.
Couples commonly seek counselling for issues such as:
- Conflict and arguments
- Difficulty communicating and not feeling heard
- Financial problems
- Feeling unable to ask for what you want
- Loss of connection
- Feeling a need for space
- Jealousy and possessiveness
- Different parenting styles
- Loss of sex life or incompatible sexual drives
Couples Counselling can help you feel supported and give you both the chance to get thoughts and feelings out in a neutral environment and in a constructive way.
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