Dr Sally Hilton
I am a Counselling Psychologist (HCPC registered) and Integrative Psychotherapist (UKCP registered), working from South London, Manchester and online. My Integrative approach means I work in a way which best suits you (drawing from psychodynamic, humanistic and narrative approaches). In practice, this means that we look at the past to understand the present, in order to form an idea of the life you want in the future.
People choose therapy for a wide variety of reasons. It may be that you have a particular issue that you’d like to deal with, such as anxiety, feelings of depression or problems in your relationships or perhaps there’s more of a general sense of dissatisfaction that you don’t understand. Often people come to therapy to explore the self-destructive patterns in their lives or relationships. There are times for all of us, when we feel a bit lost, uncertain or stuck. Therapy offers an opportunity to explore and understand what is going on, so that we can move forward. Sometimes, this can be about making changes in our ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. At other times, this is about coming to an acceptance of things we can't change.
Therapy also offers the opportunity for a different kind of relationship, one in which you can feel accepted and supported, so you can be honest about yourself and your feelings.
I have an interest in working with people who would like to explore their relationship patterns.
I also offer sports psychotherapy/sports counselling to sports professionals and athletes, with an emphasis on the particular pressures of professional/elite sports participation and/or transition to retirement.
I abide by the BPS code of ethics which can be found at www.bps.org.uk and the UKCP code of ethics which can be found at www.psychotherapy.org.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy by Professional Studies
- UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapist (Metanoia Institute)
Online Counselling Skills Certificate (with Distinction)
10 years experience practising as an Integrative Psychotherapist in a variety of settings including NHS, community counselling services, youth counselling service and in private practice.
BA (Hons) Psychology
- NLP for Sport Practitioner
- PhD candidate Sport Psychology
I do not work with couples at this time.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sports Psychotherapy/ Sports Counselling:
I also offer counselling to sports professionals/athletes around the particular pressures of professional/elite sports participation and/or transition to retirement. I am working towards a PhD in Sport Psychology, focusing on resilience and fear of failure.
Areas of concern which may benefit include:
- Competition stress
- Managing anxiety
- Coping with injury and rehabilitation
- Transitions from sport
- Uncertainty about the future
- Alcohol and drug use
- Relationship problems
£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
My fees are £70 per 50 minute session. I also offer a rate of £240 for a block of four 50 minute sessions.
I am a Counselling Psychologist and Integrative Psychotherapist working within BPS and UKCP guidelines.
I offer short and longer term therapy.