Sally Stordy-Allison MBACP
Everyone experiences problems in life from time to time. Sometimes they become overwhelming and result in a low mood which may contribute to anxiety or depression. However, it is often the way you think about a problem that determines your feelings and subsequent behaviour and it is easy to get into a negative thinking cycle which only makes matters worse. Counselling can help you identify these unhelpful thinking habits which are often due to childhood influences or significant life events. By looking at different perspectives, underlying causes and raising your awareness you can begin to change your way of thinking and see yourself and your situation in a new and better light.
Relationships are at the cornerstone of our lives and if they are not working this is likely to cause you unhappiness or distress. I offer counselling to couples and single people who are having problems and want better relationships.
All couples have ups and downs often caused by the many stresses and strains of modern life. Sometimes this results in arguments and couples growing apart. I will help you get your relationship back on track by providing a safe place to talk together, see what is causing your problems and look at ways to bring happiness and fulfilment back into your lives.
If you have come to the end of a relationship I can provide support to help you through your grief. By telling your story and making sense of what has happened, it may help you come to terms with your loss. You can then gradually move forward and look at new hopes for your future.
I am an integrative counsellor which means I can use the most appropriate counselling models to suit the individual needs of my clients. My main approach is person-centred so be reassured that you will be offered empathy, respect, acceptance and confidentiality. I hope to put you at your ease and give you a place to talk over your thoughts and emotions without the fear of being judged or worrying that you are upsetting or hurting anyone. Often the simple act of sharing your thoughts and feelings helps you feel lighter and able to look at life from a fresh perspective. This is the first step towards positive change in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Relationship Counselling
- Certificate in Marital Counselling
- Certificate of Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy
- Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
I have had several years experience in counselling, working with individuals and couples.
I have also had experience working as an online moderator on websites for those seeking relationship advice on a forum which also offered an online chatting facility for those wishing to discuss their issues in private.
I am a member of BACP and work to their ethical framework. I continue my professional development through regular attendance of counselling workshops.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
The cost of a session is £40 and each session lasts an hour.
I offer daytime and evening appointments. If you wish to make an appointment please contact me by telephone or email. Feel free to call or email without obligation if there is anything you would like to discuss or you have any questions about the counselling.
My counselling room is at Cumbria Therapies and is based on the outskirts of Carlisle. You will find the surroundings peaceful and calm as well as friendly and there is free parking on the street in front of the centre.
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