Hi, I'm Sally.
Sometimes we can reach a point in our lives where problems seem to be stopping us moving forward and often those closest to us are the hardest people to talk to.
These are strange times at the moment and there are many additional challenges to life. Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic I am unable to offer face to face sessions currently but I can offer telephone or zoom sessions.
I am a warm and empathic professionally qualified counsellor. I am also a professional member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and work within their ethical framework for good practice.
I enjoy working with people from different age groups, backgrounds and cultures and have a genuine interest in people.
I offer counselling in a safe and confidential environment where I can help you explore your thoughts and feelings to gain understanding and to help you move forward in a positive way.
As a Relational Integrative Counsellor I take an holistic approach - where we not only look at the presenting problems but also explore your past and present and your future hopes. I will help you to develop a true understanding of your difficulties and how to move forward. Using an integrative approach means bringing together compatible elements from CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), person-centred and relational psychodynamic approaches, tailoring this to each individual's needs. Counselling is about being truly listened to in a non-judgmental way but can also be creative and fun. Counselling is a collaborative process between client and counsellor, not a programme dictated by me. We go at a pace that suits you and the number of sessions varies.
You may or may not be familiar with counselling so initially we have a session to talk through the counselling process and for you to start to share the issues that are concerning you. If you feel that I am the right person to help you then we will work together to set some goals which we review regularly as the sessions progress.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative) fro The University of Wales, Newport (BACP accredited).
Member of BACP
I am a firm believer in continued personal and professional development to maintain and improve my knowledge and skills in order to provide the best service I can for my clients. I attend regular courses to achieve this. I have attended courses including mindfulness, imagery, motivational interviewing, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and couples therapy and incorporate this knowledge into my practice. I continue to expand my knowledge in order to help clients in the best way I can.
All my previous work has been in caring professions.
I have experience as an Associate Counsellor at a number of agencies, including:-
- Tenovus (working to help people affected by cancer)
- MIND (helping people with mental health difficulties)
- Headway (working with individuals and family members affected by acquired brain injury)
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Introductory session £40
Subsequent sessions £50 per 60 minute session.
Discounts may be available for students.
For couples prices are £50 for initial session and further sessions £65
Available for daytime and early evening sessions.
Working via zoom or telephone mainly until September.
These may be available on enquiry.