Sally Storr, MA (Counselling), BSc (Hons) Psychology, MBACP, MBPS
Are you looking for someone to support you through a difficult period or event in your life?
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist, executive coach and counselling supervisor. My psychotherapy work has a significant coaching slant and at the same time has a strong impact on my approach and style. This combines with many years of business experience in different contexts, mainly in Public Sector organizations, including a decade in multicultural United Nations agencies, such as the World Health Organization, where I worked in Recruitment.
Having worked more recently at both The Judge Business School, Cambridge University, and at The Open University, where I worked as a Student Services Manager to Psychology and Counselling students, I see Health and Education related fields as my sectors of expertise. My particular areas of interest and experience include career development and career change, workplace relationships, stress and anxiety in the workplace, using creativity, holistic health, change management and team development.
I have also worked as a Psychology tutor on OU modules and I apply a combination of my coaching and teaching skills when presenting and facilitating workshops, such as an Exam Support workshop which I regularly present to medical trainees at the East of England Deanery. I have also trained colleagues in communication skills, such as using assertiveness and dealing with difficult conversations.
I recently facilitated a workshop on "Living with Uncertainty" in March 2017 for colleagues at The Open University which I presented again in October 2017 to employees at Marshalls Aerospace, Cambridge, as part of a Mental Health Awareness week. These workshops were both an acknowledgement and a means of providing support for employees who were living under threat of redundancy. My personal experience of having been made redundant allowed me to apply my own knowledge and empathy to this difficult situation in addition to my counselling skills.
Having lived in Geneva, Switzerland for over 20 years, I have a knowledge of multi-cultural communities which informs my own world view. I enjoy the challenge of change, but also have a deep understanding of the potential stress and anxiety which accompanies change and which can inhibit change in people's lives. I believe that having learned to embrace change myself, and growing in confidence and tolerance, serves me well in my counselling and coaching work.
I invite you to see more about my work on my Website: www.blueskyreflections.com
Training, qualifications & experience
ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring
MA Counselling (Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland)
BSc Psychology (Open University)
7 years experience in Human Resources, World Health Organization, Geneva.
7 years experience as Educational Adviser (Psychology and Counselling) and Tutor at The Open University (Counselling Foundation Degree)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specialize also in
- relationships with people on the autism spectrum including Aspergers
- problems associated with high achievement: perfectionism, acute anxiety, stress, procrastination, career development.
- problems associated with migration: moving countries, working in international and multi-cultural environments, dealing with being an outsider, integration.
£40 per session.
I do have a number of places for people on low incomes, so please ask.
I work from an integrative approach. That means I adapt my counselling according to the needs of the client. I am trained as a person-centred counsellor, but also draw from my knowledge of many different approaches, such as mindfulness and relaxation, cognitive-behavioural, Narrative Therapy, Gestalt and others. I believe that everyone is an individual, but that we often have problems in common. I listen closely to an individual problem and work collaboratively with each client, usually for a short number of sessions (3-6).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible daytime and evening slots available face to face or via Skype
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Have successfully completed a Certificate in Relational Supervision with Laurence Hegan in Cambridge, with Cambridge Counselling Services( June 2014).