About me

I work hard to build strong therapeutic relationships so that you can honestly address the issues that you are facing today. I have 20 years' experience journeying with people from various backgrounds who face a wide range of issues from childhood trauma to suicidal ideation. Together we will build a relationship you can trust which will allow you to discover new perspectives, greater understanding and perhaps even new ways of being you!

Please visit my website: sallycraigpsychotherapy.com to find out more.

I became a qualified and experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor after addressing my own traumas and discovering for myself the power of a supportive, honest therapeutic relationship. The more people I have worked with since then, the more convinced I have become that exploring personal issues within a trusted relationship is extremely beneficial and can be transformative.

Whatever has happened to you and whatever issues you are facing, I am willing to work with you. However, if it is beneficial to refer you to a specialist, I will suggest this in our initial free consultation.

Once we have agreed to work together, we will meet weekly for six week blocks, setting a rhythm to review and evaluate our work together, however long our journey.

Please make contact to access your initial free confidential consultation where we can assess our compatibility and clarify the boundaries of our work together.

I look forward to meeting you,

Sally

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered psychotherapeutic counsellor with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I have a Masters degree in Advanced Clinical Practice (Psychotherapy) from Middlesex University through The Minster Centre, and a Bachelors degree in Integrative Counselling from Middlesex University through Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have over 2,000 client hours’ experience counselling people from all walks of life, in prison and in the community, via charities and the private sector. My work has facilitated resolution of issues by building a relationship in which you learn to gradually let down your guard to consider your reality from new angles and take small steps in new directions.

As I currently work online I have undertaken the BACP-accredited 80-hour training by Counselling Tutor, to reflect on the new issues that arise with online work and to ensure my online work is ethical and secure. Get in touch for your free initial online consultation if you would like to work with me online.

Since June I have also been working in person again, so if you can access Woodmancote or central Cheltenham and want to work in the room together, please get in touch to arrange your free initial in person consultation.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Sally

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

The weekly fee is £50 for a 50 minute appointment between 12:00 and 18:00; and £60 between 18:00 and 21:00. I offer a concessionary slot for psychotherapy students or clients in receipt of benefit.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I currently work online and have availability.

From June I will work in person too, both in central Cheltenham and in Woodmancote.

The Practice Rooms
32 Cambray Place
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL50 1JP

Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL52

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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.

The therapy room in Woodmancote is wheelchair user accessible, but unfortunately the Practice Rooms in central Cheltenham are not.

Online platforms

Zoom
Sally Craig

Sally Craig