Sally Atkinson MSc UKCP Accredited Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Counselling and psychotherapy services to young people, adults, couples and families in a safe and confidential environment in the heart of Rutland.
Working to help people improve the quality of the life they lead by helping them to understand what has made them who they are today and how to recognise and break damaging repeating patterns of behaviour in relationships. Working with attachment issues and developmental issues from childhood that present in certain ways in adult relationships.
Experienced in working with mental health issues such as depression, bi-polar, anxiety, panic attacks, social phobia, low self esteem. Also chronic health conditions such as diabetes. Terminal illness from diagnosis to end of life work and cancer survivorship.
I am trained as an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist and work extensively with couples to help them understand the difficulties in their relationship's, where they may come from and how to overcome them to achieve a more fulfilling life together. Sometimes couples work can be finding a way to separate amicably and maintain a good enough relationship to manage children when living apart.
I am also a bank psychotherapist on the government Practitioner Health Programme (PHP) for GP's in the area and a member of The Association of Family Therapists.
Training, qualifications & experience
Fully Qualified and UKCP accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor
MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
P.G. Dip Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
P.G.Cert Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Counselling skills level 4
TA 101 - Introduction to Transactional Analysis.
Five years experience working in private practice.
Two years experience working with the mental health charity Mind.
Experience of working with cancer patients from diagnosis through to survivorship of palliative care and end of life work.
Trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Member of Association of Family Therapists
Bank Psychotherapist for the Practitioner Health Programme
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
£50 an hour session for individuals
£60 an hour session for couples
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and some evening appointments available.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am an Integrative Supervisor with a relational developmental approach.View supervision profile