Sandra Cooper BA(Hons) MBACP
Seeing a Counsellor can be a daunting prospect, but in a safe environment and as a Person-Centred Counsellor, I work closely with people’s process based on their feelings and thoughts, respectfully trusting how they see themselves in whatever their predicament might be.
Within this framework of understanding, without judgement or assumption, I support people in self discovery and autonomy. Our relationship empathically supports and enables people to explore and face challenges towards self-healing.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma and BA Hons Degree in Person-Centred Counselling from Metanoia, as well as Certificates in ‘Group Work’ and ‘Working with Children and Families’.
I worked for many years as a Counsellor in the Public Sector with people on Probation, the homeless community, Oxford City Council including the Fire Service and Teachers, and in private practice.
My original specialism was Addiction, but as my experience widened I also worked closely with Psychiatric Services. This background encompassed a wide range, including aspects of mental health which lead me to work with children, couples and groups in therapeutic settings.
After a break, I am presently specialising in historic and recent or current sexual abuse as well as working with any other issues brought to my practice.
My work covers many aspects of mental ill-health, including work issues, depression, anxiety, addiction, visual and auditory hallucinations, bereavement, anger, stress, self-esteem, relationships, abuse of all kinds, and various affects of trauma, including unusual experiences.
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 per hour one-to-one
£60 per hour couples