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About me

I offer caring, compassionate non-judgemental counselling sessions which at present are offered in video format (zoom sessions).

If you are experiencing low self-esteem, anxiety , depression, trying to process previous traumatic experiences, then talking with a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor, in a confidential environment can help to process the impact this may have on your well being and explore ways to promote your self-care.

I have experience working with clients who have been impacted by anxiety, panic attacks, depression, trauma, abuse, neglect and bereavement .

I also on a weekly basis work as a volunteer qualified counsellor with MIND.

I trained as an Integrative Counsellor and my focus is person-centred, with an emphasis on compassion, empathy and acceptance.

You are welcome to either contact me by phone or email.

I look forward to meeting you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MIND : volunteer counsellor
  • Full Member : UKCP
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • BA UNISA
  • Higher Diploma of Education (UNISA)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Additional information

£45 per session

Availability

I offer flexible appointments evenings, Fridays and Saturday mornings.

Further information

As a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work according to their code of ethics and am subject to their professional conduct procedures.

Bishops Stortford
Hertfordshire
CM23

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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Sandra Dowle - UKCP (accredited) MBACP BSc (Hons)

Sandra Dowle - UKCP (accredited) MBACP BSc (Hons)