Sally Menzies

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Swindon SN3 & SN1
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About me

Hello and well done on getting this far in taking the steps to seek help. My name is Sally and the little dog in my profile picture is called Rags. Rags works alongside me as a therapy dog in my counselling practice. Rags has been trained to work well with children who suffer with high anxiety and has an amazing temperament. I am a humanistic Counsellor, BACP registered and DBS checked. I have previously completed studies in child psychology, a diploma in child care and learning development with 6+ years experience through early years in a primary and secondary school setting. Before becoming a counsellor, I worked as a psychiatric nurse for 11+ years. I specialise in working with children aged 5-18 years, more specifically those with additional needs including: ASD, ADHD, ADD etc. I also work with adults 18 years and over, specifically those who suffer with addiction, bereavement, anxiety, depression etc. I am also experienced working with couples, families, LGBTQ, deaf and disabled people. I offer a free initial 15 minute telephone or online consultation to all new adult clients, a free initial 20 minute face to face consultation for all child clients. I offer a block of 8 sessions pay for 7 for adult clients (excludes students) and a continuous 30% discount to ALL students and concessions for student counsellors. All sessions are 50 minutes long. Please feel free to contact me to book a consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Qualified Counsellor
  • Qualified Psychiatric Nurse 11+ years
  • Child Psychology 
  • Child Care and Learning Development Diploma
  • BSL level 3

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with a variety of conditions and illnesses, my aims are to build a professional trusting relationship between myself and my clients by offering them unconditional positive regard in a safe confidential space where they are not led or judged.

I will value and accept all clients no matter their race, age, sexual orientation, gender, religion or class and i will treat each person with respect. I will be fully transparent, honest and have empathic understanding to each person’s individual experiences and viewpoints. 

Sessions will be client led and i will explore with each client individually their issues, feelings, beliefs and views, so that each client can become more self-aware and achieve greater confidence and independence. 

Fees

£35.00 - £60.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free initial 15 minutes online or telephone consultation for all adult clients.

Free initial 20 minute face to face consultation for all children at my home office.

All sessions are £50 for single clients and last 50 minutes.

Couples & Family therapy are £60 and last 50 minutes

Book a block of 8 sessions, pay for 7 (excludes students)

30% continuous discount for ALL students.

Concessions for trainee counsellors. 

Concessions for low income families (conditions apply)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Please leave me a voicemail or text/email if i don’t answer your call, as i am often with clients and will get back to you asap. 

Further information

I have two office spaces. 

I have a home office where i see child clients only, this office is set out in an informal way and has a more homely feel to allow the child to feel safe, comfortable and at ease. 

I also have an office away from home, and this office is a more formal setting where i see adult clients only. However it is still a comfortable setting where adult clients can feel safe and at ease. 

Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3

Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families
Groups

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Additional languages

BSL (British Sign Language)

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Sally Menzies
Sally Menzies