Sally Whittle BA (Hons), Reg. MBACP
(The Practice Rooms)
7a Catherine Street
15-21 New Street
Hello, I'm Sally.
If you are looking at this page, chances are you are finding life difficult in one way or another. You are not alone. I am here to offer you a safe place to explore your issues without judgement and in complete confidence.
I offer support for many problems including:
- Bereavement and loss
- Relationship issues
- General unhappiness
- Anger management
- Low self-esteem
- Low confidence
- Worry and panic
You may feel isolated and alone, or that you are not coping very well. I will listen without judgement, and together we will explore your experiences. I will work with you to find solutions, cope with life's difficulties, accept yourself and your emotions and help you bring about the changes you want.
How I work:
I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor. I offer both short term counselling and longer-term therapy, on a one-to-one basis. I work in a confidential, client-led way that suits you and is at your pace. So, we will decide together, with regular reviews, how to proceed. I will give you the space and support you need to explore your thoughts and feelings about your life now, and how you would like it to change, and offer coping strategies for times when life is tough and seems overwhelming.
If you feel that life is not as it should be or that you are struggling with a difficulty or decision, we will work together to find a way through. There is no problem that is too big or too small. I will provide a safe, non-judgemental space where you can have confidence to explore the challenges you are experiencing. I work with many issues, including bereavement and loss, anxiety, depression, anger management, low self-esteem, past/present family and relationship problems, and life problems.
What is important to me is that you feel comfortable with me so that we can work in the way that best enables you to bring about positive changes in your life and relationships.
I have worked for many years with clients in a variety of settings: in focused short-term sessions with students at the University of Southampton and offering longer-term therapy at a crisis centre, a counselling agency and with a bereavement charity. I work with adults and young adults 16+.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Humanistic and Integrative Counselling
- Foundation Degree in Counselling
- Clinical Psychology of Children and Young People
- Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Awareness in Bereavement Care
- Level 2&3 Certificates in Counselling Skills and Studies
- Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice (2018)
- Dissociation and DID: The Fundamentals (2018)
- Exploring the Territory of Shame in Creative Ways (2017)
- Expanding Vision and Practice (2017)
- Existential Therapy (2017)
- Working with Anxiety and Mindfulness (2016)
- Being Myself and Behaving Myself: Towards Authentic Practice (2016)
- Holding the Court (2016)
- The Only Way is Ethics: Best Practice for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (2016)
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (2015)
- Fighting Depression in Adolescents (2013)
- Samaritans' Children's Policy and Mental Health (2013)
- Cruse Bereavement Care: Sudden and Traumatic Death (2013)
- Cruse Bereavement Care: Anxiety and Panic, Addiction, Play Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Dementia, Death by Suicide
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Sessions are £45. Payment is by cash or cheque during each session or by Paym or bank transfer before our session. Some concessions available.
Life can sometimes get in the way of the best plans, and if you want to schedule a holiday that is all part of great self-care, but please give as much notice as possible if you need to cancel your appointment. Otherwise, unfortunately session fees will remain payable. However:
- no fee if more than 48 hours' notice given
- 24 to 48 hours - 50% session fee
- less than 24 hours - full fee payable
If I have to cancel our appointment I will give you as much notice as possible.
Here are details of how I work and what you can expect.
Appointments last 50 minutes and are usually held each week on the same day, at the same time. This allows us to build continuity, although appointments can be re-arranged by negotiation.
I offer both short-term counselling and longer term open-ended therapy where I can offer you a safe and confidential space to explore whatever may be troubling you.
The first step is for us to arrange an initial session where you will be able to ask questions and we can each decide whether we feel it would be beneficial for you to continue therapy sessions with me. I also offer a free pre-arranged 15 minute telephone consultation, during which you can ask me any questions you have in order to help decide whether you want to book an initial face to face session.
I work both in Andover and Salisbury, in convenient rooms, with ample pay and display parking and public transport links close by. Please get in touch for further information, or to book an appointment.
I check my telephone messages and emails regularly and will get back to you as soon as possible. My email and telephone are only accessed by me so be assured that any message you leave will remain completely confidential.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime/evening appointments available.
Types of client