Sally Jane Webster, MA, PG Dip. Couns., MBPsS, MBACP (Registered)
Hello and welcome to my page in the Counselling Directory.
I am a professional, qualified person-centred counsellor providing a confidential and caring counselling service.
As a counsellor I draw on many years experience working with people with a wide range of problems including depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties. I will work alongside you and help you to find your own particular ways to explore and address the difficulties you are experiencing. I will really listen to you, respect your feelings and values and offer you my full attention.
I have worked successfully with clients experiencing difficulties related to the following areas:-
- difficult early childhood experiences
- panic attacks
- post-traumatic stress disorder
- marriage/partnership issues
- work and home life balance
- transitions to parenthood
- loss and bereavement
- spiritual concerns
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- caring for people diagnosed with dementia
My core training is in person-centred counselling I also draw on training and experience in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, family therapy and nature-based psychotherapy.
Home Visits For those who, due to medical/mobility/social anxiety issues, cannot access my counselling room in Ipswich, or for those who live in nursing or residential homes. I can provide home visits, subject to certain conditions, especially in relation to the counselling environment being a safe and confidential space. I am based in Ipswich, Suffolk, but can make arrangements to work in other locations if required. Transport costs and other related expenses will need to be discussed prior to counselling commencing.
How do I get started with counselling?
Do get in touch if you feel counselling might be of help to you. I am happy to discuss your needs in more detail via email or telephone and answer any questions you may have about counselling. We can then book an initial face to face session to explore the possibilities of us working together in counselling.
Specialist Services My specialist practice is in nature-based therapy. This can include walking and talking together or sitting and reflecting in an outdoor green space. You might also use natural materials to make something that expresses and explores your thoughts and feelings. I can tailor the type and location of outdoor sessions to work with mobility and access needs. I will always meet with nature-based therapy clients in an indoor counselling space, for at least one session, to carefully consider health and safety and confidentiality issues prior to starting outdoor therapy. For further details please visit my website at www.naturespace.org.uk/
Do contact me for further information and an initial telephone conversation about your situation.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Sally Jane Webster
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Person-Centred), University of East Anglia, UK
Certificate in Counselling Skills, University of California, (Riverside Extension) USA
BSc Psychology, University of York, UK
Other professional training includes Cogntive Behavioural Therapy, Family Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Existential Therapy, Process-Oriented Therapy and Nature-based Therapies
I work in private practice as a counsellor. I also have experience of counselling students in a university counselling service and many years of working in the NHS and for mental health charities. I have worked with people experiencing a variety of mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, PTSD and multiple health problems.
I am a Member of The British Psychological Society. In a previous role as an assistant psychologist for the NHS I carried out psychological assessments and treatments, working with a wide range of people both in their homes and in a community based hospital facility.
I have significant experience of working with people living with a diagnosis of dementia. Working in care team development for an Alzheimer's charity, I helped develop individualised care programmes for people with dementia and supported their families.
My work with groups includes facilitating problem-solving, anxiety management and reminiscence groups, and art workshops. I have managed a horticultural therapy project and now specialise in nature-based psychotherapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Support Group facilitation
Photos & videos
Initial Consultation and Assessment session 1hr £45.00
Further 50 minute sessions £45.00
Couples and Family work, 1hr from £60.00
Longer sessions available on request.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays 9am to 9pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|