Sally Ann Shand MBACP (Accred) UKRCP, MA Counselling, BSc (Hons)
I am a professionally qualified Integrative Counsellor who is an accredited member of the BACP and also registered with UKRCP. I offer counselling in a warm, non judgmental, compassionate environment using a relational approach that is particularly effective in all life transitions, work related and low self esteem issues, obsessive compulsive patterns of behaviour, perfectionism, eating disorders, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, addiction, phobias and stress.
We will explore together the assumptions you hold about life and discover what has created meaning for you as an individual - insight and awareness can be then be developed and we can use strategies to help you bring positive change into your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma Counselling
Bsc (Hons) Sociology
My professional qualifications in counselling were attained from the University of Wales an accredited training provider for the BACP.
I have experience of working as a counsellor in an Employee Wellbeing Service of the NHS, Cardiff University and in a drug and alcohol agency. From my many years of working in both the private and public sector, I have seen first hand how stress and devaluation can affect people's lives - it is my particular interest to help and support individuals to build strategies to cope with change and to move forward positively in their lives.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions cost £50 and last for 50 minutes. The number of sessions required varies from person to person depending on the nature and severity of the issue - I am able to offer both short and long term counselling.
I believe that change is always possible if the right conditions are present, therefore it is of the utmost importance to me that clients are offered a safe, empathic space in which to explore their concerns, where valuing, acceptance and compassion are paramount.