Sally Whalley MBACP Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor
I suspect that, by clicking on this page, you have decided that you need to do something about the difficult emotions that have been troubling you. Maybe the time has come for you to work on feelings of depression, anxiety or stress or maybe you have recently faced a bereavement or a relationship break-up which has left you feeling very lost and confused.
I can offer you a safe and non- judgemental place to talk and explore these feelings. Together we can look at what is troubling you, break it down and identify some of the causes and build a clearer understanding of what is happening. We can then look at the choices you can make to find some resolution to your difficulties and ultimately find peace in the way that you feel.
I am an accredited counsellor with over fifteen years of experience of working with a wide range of difficulties. I work with both adults and young people over the age 14 and can offer face to face sessions (Covid 19- secure) as well as on- line sessions On contacting me, I will offer you a 30-minute initial session, free of charge, in which we can talk about what has been troubling you and discuss possible ways of working together.
If we decide to go ahead then my priority will be to offer you a safe and secure relationship, one in which you will be able to share challenging thoughts and emotions and through which we can work collaboratively together. There will be no judgement, just a calm space in which you will be listened to.
I am an integrative counsellor and my way of working allows me to draw on different strands of counselling theory and approaches to suit your individual needs. For example, I can offer CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to help you to understand the link between your thoughts, feelings and emotions, TA (Transactional Analysis) to help you work through difficult and confusing relationships and aspects of Schema Therapy to help you resolve more entrenched feelings from childhood or adolescence.
My counselling room is in a private area in my house and is a calm and peaceful space. I live in a quiet village on the Northants/ Warwickshire/Leicestershire border with easy access to Rugby, Daventry and Northampton and the surrounding areas. The M1, M6 and A5 are within close distance.
Some people stay for a few sessions and find that they can make sense of what is happening for them and move forward. Other people stay in counselling with me for longer as they explore more complex events and emotions from both the past and present. However many sessions you have, I will work in the best way for you to help you to achieve the most effective results you need.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced accredited Counsellor, having initially qualified in 2006. I regularly update my skills and knowledge and have undertaken various qualifications and training including in CBT, working with young people, schema therapy, bereavement, anxiety, self- harm, depression, transference and attachment.
I have enjoyed working in different settings, including GP practices offering short-term work, secondary schools as a School Counsellor and charities providing counselling for young people and be-friending support for adults. I have had my own private practice for over ten years now.
When I am not counselling, I am a lecturer, delivering the CPCAB counselling courses to qualification level and beyond.
Asking for help is often so hard to do for any of us to do and I recognise that taking the first step to reach out takes courage. I respect anyone who takes this step. I hope that if you do, I can support you in getting on the right path to feeling better and living the life you want.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I charge £50 per session - concessions apply.
It is important for us both to establish if we will work together well so I offer an initial 30 minute session at no charge.
I offer weekly sessions Tuesday to Thursday 9am to 5pm. In specific circumstances I may be able to offer appointments in the early evening.
There are so many different types of counselling available that it can be difficult to know where to go. Do not hesitate to contact me if you would just like to know more about what counselling is and what sort of counselling may help you - no obligation to book a session.