Sandra Cregg

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Adult & Teenage Counsellor BA(Hons) MBACP Accredited
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Thames Ditton, Surrey, KT7
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor with over 10 years experience.  The individual psychotherapy I offer is for adults and teenagers in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential therapy room. The sessions can be open-ended or for an agreed time period, with the aim of helping you to gain greater understanding of your difficulties and free up choices for you to move towards positive change.

When counselling, I work using an Integrative approach, which means I can bring different ideas into our work together, giving you a greater choice when trying to work out what’s happened to you and why. I am also able to use creative techniques such as art materials, sand tray and puppets whenever appropriate and only if you feel it's right for you. Sometimes being creative provides the possibility of greater understanding if talking therapy becomes too difficult for whatever reason. And the more you are able to understand, the better chance you have of being able to change and move forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications

Integrative Relational Counselling BA(Hons) First Class
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Teenagers
Advanced Diploma in Counselling (Level 3)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 2)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Certificate

 
BACP Accreditation

I am an Accredited member of the BACP which means that I have met the stringent training and practice criteria established by this professional body to ensure counsellors are working with professionalism and integrity. An important part of my accreditation is that I commit to continuing professional development (CPD) by way of attending courses and keeping up-to-date with the latest counselling research.

Experience

I have over ten years’ experience in providing confidential, short and longer term one-to-one counselling for adults and adolescents within various settings, including the NHS, Relate, and local counselling charities such as The Counselling Partnership and Off The Record, Twickenham. In addition to my private practice, I currently work at a local secondary schools where I provide counselling for young people aged from 11 to 18 years old.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Fees

£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Health Assured
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Each session costs £70 and I ask for payment by cash or cheque on the day at the start of the session. I also offer some reduced cost sessions for clients who are on a low income or unemployed. Internet banking is possible for regular clients.

I am recognised by private medical insurers Bupa, AXA PPP, Aviva and VitalityHealth and I am happy to provide invoices if required.

I am also an affiliate for Health Assured and WPA Employment Assistance Programmes (EAP).

If you need to cancel your session, I ask for a minimum of 24 hours’ notice or a charge for the full fee will be incurred. Sessions can be rescheduled by phone or email, and I would be happy to use Zoom or the phone if it is not possible to reschedule during the same week.

When I work

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Please contact me for current availability.

Thames Ditton, Surrey, KT7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My therapy room is wheelchair user accessible but please note that my toilet facilities available to clients are not.

Online platforms

Zoom

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Sandra Cregg
Sandra Cregg