Sally Hartley

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Available for new clients
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 8PQ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

A warm welcome from me. It can feel a daunting task to start therapy – finding the right person and making contact and meeting for the first time. It is a brave step, and it is the first step to finding a space where you can talk and feel listened to and not feel judged. I work with a people from all walks of life, who are facing a variety of issues.

I have a small private practice in Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes. I see clients face to face in my therapy room or through zoom or a combination of the two.  I will provide a calm and supportive space for you to explore what is going on for you. I draw on my professional training as a counsellor and a range of theories and ideas and my own experiences as a client, to find the best way to support you. I work openly and transparently and will bring into the room differences between us that may influence the work.

Counselling can be about supporting people who feel they are in crisis, as well as people wanting to reflect on their lives, their selves, identity and relationships. It may mean tears, as well as laughter, but requires commitment and active participation from you.

Get in contact and we can arrange a 30 minute free consultation to talk through what you feel you need from therapy and  what I can offer you.  If you would like to continue we can then arrange a first session and begin working together.   I can offer short term or long term therapy and I will put in place regular reviews to check in whether the therapy is supporting you in the way that you need.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Mary Ward Centre
  • Understanding Autism, Open University
  • Advanced Certificate Somatic Trauma Therapy and Skills
  • Mental Health First Aider, MHFA England
  • Enhanced DBS Check
  • PhD, Doctor of Philosophy, Open University

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer a sliding scale for clients with reduced income

When I work

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33 Chapel Street, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 8PQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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