Sally Willsher- Registered MBACP - Level 5 Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling
My name is Sally, and I offer a comfortable, relaxed environment in which clients can explore their thoughts and feelings in confidence without being judged.
I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor with over 10 years of working within the mental health sector as a one to one therapist and a Counselling Service Manager in an agency setting providing a dependable,trusted and award winning placement for local counselling students.
I am personable, dependable, empathic, supportive and trustworthy. I understand the importance of confidentiality and respect someone else’s perspective.
Over the years most of the client issues I have encountered encompass loss and control in some way, shape or form. Many clients feel out of control, and helpless or in complete despair, and would like to be able to clear a pathway for themselves to work out a more manageable way of living with less anxiety. Many clients just want to be listened to, and for some that is a rare luxury as friends and family often have their own agenda. Regular reviews and goal setting to reflect where a client is, in relation to their therapy journey are part of the therapeutic process and help to build trust and structure.
In therapy we explore the impact the client's past has upon their behavioral and lifestyle choices in the present and we are able to build a picture unraveling blocks and barriers to the client's happiness and clarity of focus. The aim is to simplify the client's world when there is chaos present and focus on perspective and working with options available.
I see clients with a variety of issues, such as anxiety, depression, control and loss.
I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their code of ethical practice.
I am fully covered with Professional Liability Insurance.
I receive regular clinical supervision and attend ongoing CPD courses.
I have over 770 counselling hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Therapeutic Counselling, Humanistic Counselling, CBT, Psychodynamic Counselling , T.A. and Inner Child work.
I am also trained in: - Mental Health Awareness, Domestic Abuse, Child Protection, Child Abuse and Neglect, PTSD, Anger Management, Assertiveness, Dementia Awareness, Adult Abuse and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults, Advocacy, Equality Training and Conflict Resolution.
Education and Teaching Award Level 3
Level 5 Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling
Counsellor Training in G.P.’s surgery
Qualified and experienced Counselling Service Manager
Therapy Group Facilitator
Induction training, interviewing, group supervision, monitoring and evaluation of trainee counsellors
I am a member of :-
Counselling and Support Services Southend (CASSS)
Southend Suicide Prevention group
South Essex University Counselling Stakeholder steering group
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Isolation, Control, Despair, Exhaustion, Resentment, and Family Issues .
The impact of the past upon the present.
50.00 per 50 min session
30.00 per 50 min session for trainee counsellors
Close to public transport links
Open ended therapy and short term available
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexibility available - please call for details.
Types of client