Sally Stutz Reg MBACP Dip Couns MSc

Sally Stutz   Reg MBACP  Dip Couns  MSc

Knutsford
Cheshire
WA16

07989 253 952

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About me

I am a qualified integrative therapeutic counsellor and registered member of the BACP with many years experience of responding to and caring for those who are ill or in need in previous professional roles both within the NHS and in a pastoral context.

There are times during life’s journey when situations and events overwhelm us and it is difficult to navigate a way through them. Our usual coping strategies may no longer be sufficient to deal with our difficulties and, despite the support of those close to us, we can no longer: ‘see the wood for the trees’. It is at times such as these that the caring support of a qualified counsellor can assist you to move forward by sensitively exploring your difficulties with you and empowering you to view them from a different perspective. I would be honoured to be that counsellor and travel with you at such a challenging part of your journey through life, should you wish to contact me.

I have a gentle empathetic demeanour and am perceptive of a person’s state of mind, which enables me to meet people where they are in a crisis. My practice utilises different therapeutic techniques tailored for specific client requirements. Upon the bed-rock of the person-centred approach, I employ cognitive behavioural therapy to explore and challenge unhelpful thought processes and behaviour. I use the concepts from transactional analysis to illuminate relationship interactions and past events which may have generated them. I utilise various models of loss to explore painful life events, such as a death or the end of a significant relationship or role. I can offer solution focused brief therapies where this is beneficial and Emotional Freedom Techniques where this is desired.

Experience in working with those who are approaching the end of their lives, has equipped me to support both the terminally ill and their loved ones at critical moments. I am sensitively able to explore difficult questions about their mortality and any other end of life concerns which arise, including spiritual and existential perspectives. I am comfortable using creative techniques to aid any process of exploration as required.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Counselling Skills
Level 2 Counselling Concepts

MSc Health Sciences (1993) Leeds Metropolitan University

Record of Additional Training Courses Attended:

Managing Suicide Risk (June 2019)                                                                               Addiction Awareness (February 2019)                                                                           Working with Trauma and PTSD (September 2018)                                                     AMMET EFT Level 2 (September 2018)                                                                         AAMET EFT Level 1 (May 2018)                                                                                     Anxiety Workshop (February 2018)                                                                                     An Introduction to working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (October 2017)
The BACP Ethical Framework (Getting to grips with the 2016 version) (May 2017)
Introduction to Transactional Analysis (TA101) (March 2017)
Am I Doing a Good Job: Assessing Your Counselling Practice (February 2017)
Genograms: using Family Trees to explore generational patterns (October 2016)
Anger Management  (March 2016)
Counselling Asylum Seekers & Refugees  (November 2015)
Medication and the Brain in Mental Health (July 2015)

I have been regularly counselling for the charity Stockport Christian Counselling since July 2015

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£45 per session (1 hour)

Further information

Below are testimonials I have received:

'At a difficult time in my life, I found counselling with Sally really helpful. I felt safe, she is a good listener. I felt empowered with the techniques/tools Sally taught me to cope better in stressful situations. My thinking is now much more positive and rational.' February 2019

'Sally is a highly skilled, professional counsellor. She creates a relaxed, open environment that is safe to talk and share together. I have found Sally to be extremely kind and considerate, gentle in her approach, skilled with therapeutic strategies to help guide you through discussions/conversations held. It has been a pleasure working with Sally. I would highly recommend Sally to anyone seeking counselling.' March 2019

'After much soul searching I was persuaded by my daughter to go to counselling after becoming widowed in traumatic circumstances.  I found Sally to be sensitive , understanding and professional offering her thoughts occasionally but allowing me to share my own feelings in a safe environment.  I would have no hesitation to recommend Sally to anyone seeking counselling.’  April 2019

'I would describe my counselling experience with Sally as very worthwhile. I had been through an unusually bad period in my life over the previous three years and I needed to sort it out. Sally struck the right balance for me. I needed to be challenged and I was. I needed someone who I could talk to, and who I could trust, and who would gently guide me through the turmoil, and that is what I got. Sally soon grasped the complexities of my situation, had good listening skills, and helped me to look at issues from new angles. She helped me change my down feelings into up feelings and made me realise that I could greatly improve my situation.’ April 2019

Maps & Directions

Knutsford, WA16

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

I am available on certain days and evenings during the week. Please call or email me to discuss possible options.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults