Sally Mcloughlin MBBCh, MBACP, PG Dip in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
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.
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)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
Introductory session £40
Subsequent sessions £45 per 60 minute session.
Discounts available for students on enquiry.
For couples prices are £45 for initial session and further sessions £60
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available for daytime and evening sessions
Types of client