Sally Kirkbright MBACP
Hi. My name is Sally and I am a professionally qualified experienced Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor. I offer a calm, empathic, supportive environment in which individuals, couples, and children can explore issues in confidence and at a pace that matches and respects their needs.
I have worked with clients for fifteen years in a variety of settings, supporting them to make real differences in their lives.
I offer Face to Face, Zoom,SKYPE/ Facetime, Email and Telephone counselling.
I work with individuals, couples, groups, children and organisations.
I work with EAP's.
The approach I use is referred to as Integrative and I aim to tailor my work to meet the needs and personality of the individual.
I also have training in Creative Therapy and Play Therapy.
Creative therapy is a different approach to counselling and psychotherapy.
Where 'talking therapies' may sometimes feel too challenging, working through art and the imagination can offer a new dimension. With creative therapy,there is no pressure to find the exact words to convey a feeling and it is not necessary to talk in detail about difficult or painful experiences - an image can 'speak' for you.
Creative therapy uses images - in art, clay, sound, sand, or just the images inside your own head to help me understand your inner world and experience. Some sessions may be spent talking and listening and whether to use any creative media is always YOUR choice.
It is not necessary to be artistic in any technical sense - we all have a creative side, but have often not been encouraged to use this in our everyday lives. Creative therapy offers a safe space to explore feelings in a creative way.
Creative therapy is suitable for adults and children, both individually and in groups
I have experience of working with a variety of issues including: abuse, addiction(s), depression, Couple Counselling, bereavement counselling, PTSD, self-harm, trauma, child related issues, eating disorders, general counselling, and domestic issues.
As I have over 25 years teaching experience in primary schools, College and University education, I have a special interest in Children and Young People.
I also practice Play Therapy which offers Children and Young People a safe and nurturing enviroment by using a variety of play materials e.g. books, painting, drawing, and sandplay.
I work short or long term face to face.
I currently work from rooms in Ossett.The environment is soothing and relaxing and there is plenty of secure free car parking close by.
I also see clients on behalf of insurance agencies.
Training, qualifications & experience
Cert Ed in Education. 1980
B.Ed in Education.1983
Certificate in Counselling Skills 2000
Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling 2005
Post Graduate Counselling Children and Young People 2006
Graduate Diploma in Supervision
Ongoing Continuing Professional Development ( in accordance with BACP requirements)
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. (MBACP)
CRB checked (enhanced disclosure)
Full Indemnity Insurance.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer new clients a free introductory thirty minute meeting either by Face to face or telephone so we can talk, and be able to ask any questions .This is to ensure that counselling will be beneficial to you and that you feel comfortable entering into a therapeutic relationship.
Counselling sessions are usually fifty minutes long and are £50.00 for individual counselling, £60 for CBT Therapy and £70 for couple counselling.
Concessions are available for trainee counsellors.
Clinical Supervision sessions are 1.5 hours in duration and are £ 60.00
Concessions are available for student counsellors.
Please feel free to contact me for further details.
I have 25 years experience in teaching.