My name is Sally Crittall; Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Are you troubled by Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Difficulties, Childhood memories or Trauma, Relationship difficulties, Adult survivors of Childhood Sex Abuse, Anger, Addictions, On-line Pornography, and Gender, including Transgender and Non Binary. As an Integrative therapist with over 12 years experience, I own a large skill set from which, together, we choose the best way forward for you. Perhaps you have tried counselling before and found it somewhat lacking, if so, I would encourage you to try again. Not all counsellors are the same and maybe this time it could be different. I offer you no judgments or opinions, it doesn't matter how far you have fallen, how distressed or hopeless you may feel, I believe that there is always a way through. I will be with you every step of your journey.
I offer an initial appointment free of charge, giving you the opportunity to see if I am the right therapist for you.
CHARGES - I CAN OFFER REDUCED FEES FOR THOSE ON A LOW INCOME.
I am also a Qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist. By combining Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy together, I find can produce outstanding results especially with Anxiety and Depression.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed a four-year diploma course at Stockport College, Manchester in 2007, training as an Integrative therapist, and am on the BACP Register (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), having received their Certificate of Proficiency, and am also a member of its Coaching Division. I hold a diploma in NLP (Neuro linguistic programming) and am a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist. I hold a Supervision certificate endorsed with the British Psychological Society, and am a member of Royal Society of Medicine, London. I have been in training with Gendered Intelligence as I have a special interest in Gender Dysphoria.
I have experience in using REBT rational emotive behavioural therapy, Trauma and Attachment theory, CBT including 3rd Wave and STAIR NST, PCT person centred therapy, The Skilled Helper Model and Inner Child theory
Apart from my private practice, I have held the position of UK ambassador for Crossroads, Antigua, a rehabilitation centre created by Eric Clapton.
I have appeared alongside Kelly Osborne on the Radio 1 programme ‘Sunday Surgery’ and with Calum Best in the BBC1 documentary ‘Brought up by Booze’, as well as contributing articles to several magazines and newspapers.
I am an avid reader and have particular interests in Inner Child Therapy and Transgender issues.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adult survivors of childhood abuse
My fees are £45 per 1 hour session, in some cases sessions can be longer and I would charge £55 per 1.5 hour session.
For those on low incomes I can work on a sliding scale, please contact me for more details.
Counselling / psychotherapy can help with issues such as:
- Loss and bereavement
- Relationship problems
- Bullying, including cyber-bullying
- Addictions, including alcohol, sex, internet sex
- Loss of direction and purpose
- Gender dysphoria
- Issues for the elderly
- Drug and alcohol misuse among the elderly
You may also be drawn to counselling simply because you want to gain a deeper understanding of yourself.
Counselling provides the opportunity to explore, discover and clarify ways of living more resourcefully and confidently, giving you a greater sense of well-being. It will give you space to work through difficult issues you may be experiencing. Sharing difficulties with someone in a non-judgmental, confidential environment will enable you to make sense of things, often resulting in positive changes, new perspectives and positive growth.
As your counsellor my role is one of honest companionship, to stick with you through thick and thin without judgement in complete trust and confidence. It is not a role which involves giving advice like perhaps family and friends. I believe in and respect a person’s individuality and that you have all the skills already in you to achieve your goals: I am alongside you to draw out, and work with your potential.
I offer an Integrative approach to counselling, which means that I draw upon different approaches such as transactional analysis, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), person-centred, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), to serve the needs of each individual client.
Counselling can equip you with better life skills and you will have the opportunity to gain a better/deeper understanding of how some of your thinking and/or behaviours may have developed.
Sessions are usually for one hour per week. During the first meeting we will discuss your expectations, what you hope to achieve and what I can offer you. It is also important to get to know each other so that you can decide if you are comfortable working with me.
The number of sessions needed varies from person to person and this would be discussed during the initial meeting. Reviews are built in to look at any progress made.
A Code of Ethics is important to safeguard professional standards, to ensure accountability and to provide an honest and ethical service. It also safeguards the client, the counsellor or coach as well as the counselling and coaching professions. I work under the BACP's published Code.
The first step is to get in touch in order to establish whether counselling is the right route for you and will suit your needs. It is of utmost importance that you feel comfortable and able to trust our collaborative relationship. I offer a free initial 20 minute telephone consultation so that you can ask any questions
I respect every individual's right to autonomy and confidentiality. I offer an initial free 20 minute telephone consultation; no written notes are taken without your consent and all callers can remain anonymous.