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Level 5 Dip Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Level 6 Supervisor

About me

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 and Supervisor with 13 years experience 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 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 behavioural and lifestyle choices in the present and from this we are able to build a picture; unravelling 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 grief, bereavement,  anxiety, depression, control, co dependency 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 1000 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: - HR, Mental Health Awareness, Domestic Abuse, Child Protection, Child Abuse and Neglect, PTSD, Anger Management, Assertiveness, Dementia Awareness, Adult Abuse, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults, Advocacy, Equality Training, Online Working, Grief and Conflict Resolution.

Qualifications

Education and Teaching Award Level 3

Level 6 Counselling Supervision

Level 5 Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling

CBT Certificate

Qualified Mentor

OA Dip - Grief and Bereavement Counselling 

Experience

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

Private Practice established 2012

I am a member of :-

Counselling and Support Services Southend  (CASSS)

Southend Suicide Prevention group

South Essex University Counselling Stakeholder steering group

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Isolation, Grief, Control, Despair, Exhaustion, Resentment, and Family Issues .

The impact of the past upon the present.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Supervision - £65.00 per 1 hour session - (Trainee Counsellors £35.00)

Counselling - £55.00 per 50 min session - (Trainee Counsellors £30.00)

When I work

Flexibility available - please call for details.

Further information

Close to public transport links and town centres.

Open ended therapy and short term available.

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1

Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Available days

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Level 6 qualified Supervisor offering individual and group supervision. Trained at Mary Ward Centre, London.

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