Sally Stevenson BSc (Hons) MBACP (Reg)
The Eaves At The Lodge
When we first meet, my intention will be to allow an initial understanding to emerge about what is troubling you and to see if we can work together. The aim of the counselling will be to identify the underlying reasons that might be contributing to your current difficulties so that you have the potential to make positive changes for your future. Counselling can help you come to terms with and find acceptance of the past, think about the options available to you and the choices you might wish to make, to enable you to look forward to a more positive future.
I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist. However, I am grounded in Psychodynamic Theory, working from the premise that the experiences that we have had as children, how we learned to relate to others and the world around us can continue to affect how we are as adults.
I draw on other Theoretical Approaches and techniques, thus being able to offer therapy to suit the individual needs of each client.
I believe in the importance of providing a safe and supportive environment where a therapeutic relationship can be established.
So, maybe the thing to take from this is not to come to counselling with an expectation that you will be provided with the answers, this is your process and it is a unique experience for everyone. You are very much in control of the pace and content of what is discussed and I work to develop a space where you feel accepted, heard and understood.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc (Hons) degree in Integrative Counselling from the University of Surrey at Roehampton.
A Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy.
The training provided a broad base for psychodynamic, person-centred, existentialist and other forms of counselling. Over the years, my practice has developed using mainly the psychodynamic approach but with the advantage of being able to pull in other disciplines where appropriate.
Trained Bereavement Counsellor
I have further training in Mindfulness
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
As well as my practice in Godalming, I was a counsellor with Macmillan as part of their Psychological Therapies Team in the Cancer Center at The Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton and I worked for some years for Sutton Counselling Service and Horsham and Crawley Counselling Group.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
Working with Cancer patients and their families
Working with older adults
I offer short term or long term counselling, for individuals and couples. Each session lasts 50 minutes
Individuals - £50
Couples - £70
I work with adults face to face and offer different levels of support from short term/brief therapy (usually up to 12 weeks) to longer term, open ended, psychotherapy.
The sessions take place at the same time each week and last for 50 minutes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day time and evening appointments
Types of client