I am a qualified counsellor with over 10 years worth of experience, offering counselling from my private practice in the Hanham and Downend area of Bristol, easily accessible from Longwell green, Cadbury heath, Kingswood, Fishponds, St George and Redfield, I have daytime and evening appointments available.
We can all go through difficult times in our life, where we can feel unhappy, confused and ill at ease with ourselves. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space to help to work through any difficulties that you are experiencing. I believe we are all unique as people, so as an Integrative Counsellor I will adjust the counselling that I offer to what ever best suits your needs.
Whether you wish to work through past or present difficulties I will offer you a supportive, empathic relationship, giving you space to understand yourself and the situation you may find yourself in. Counselling is not about offering advice, I aim to help you empower yourself, enabling you to make decisions that are right for you.
My Professional background was within the customer service sector, I had always enjoyed working with the public and wished to build on this. I volunteered with a youth agency, helping 16-25 year olds to help build their confidence and develop life skills. This led me to counselling and my subsequent change of career. I passionately believe that by having the time to talk, express yourself and work through unwanted feelings, it will enable you to gain an improved understanding of yourself, enhancing self-confidence, therefore helping you to live a happier life.
I trained as a counsellor in 2008, and since then have gained a wide expertise in areas of life that include pregnancy related issues including pre and post-natal depression, abortion, pregnancy related anxiety and baby loss. Since working in Private Practice I have gained further experience in helping people come to terms and overcome depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, low self-esteem, bereavement, trauma, and abuse. I also have personal experience of Adoption which is now teamed with professional experience working on Adoption Panels in the South West area.
Here are a few quotes from previous clients feedback:
"Sally provided an excellent support to me through a very difficult time, I am incredibly grateful, I would not be in the position I am now if it wasn't for her support".
"Thank you for your help during the hardest time in my life".
"The most positive thing was that eventually I was able to listen to my heart, Which then freed my troubled soul"
"Counselling with Sally helped me to understand my emotional and health needs with practical ways that I will definitely continue to use in my everyday life, Its a mental health check that everyone should have"
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree in Counselling (Bristol University)
MBACP (Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Member of Counsellors & Psychotherapists in Private Practice. (CAPPP)
Continued Professional Development
Introduction to Coaching
Working with Relational Trauma - Dealing with Disorganised Attachment
Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse
Working with metaphors
Working with narcissism
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Standard charge for a 50 minute session for individuals is £45.
Standard charge for Couples Counselling is £55.
I have concessionary places available for people on a lower income and student counsellors, please don't hesitate to contact me if you wish to discuss this.
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There is free parking outside both of the buildings I practice from.
The Practice in Hanham is also on a major bus route, you can catch the 45 first bus, the bus stop is a very short walk from the practice.