Sandra Dowle - MBACP, BSc (Hons)
Do you suffer from anxiety, depression, feeling sad, have panic attacks or struggle to think clearly? If so, then I can help. Past experiences or harmful relationships can impact your ability to cope. Call me now for an exploratory discussion.
I offer Integrative counselling in a confidential, compassionate and accepting environment. Processing your experiences and perceptions in a neutral space allows exploration of the impact events have on us as individuals and helps us to make sense together.
I have worked with clients who have experienced abuse, neglect, bereavement, trauma, eating disorders, stress, depression, anxiety and work-related issues. My practice offers a comfortable space, unconditional acceptance, empathy, compassion and confidentiality.
Before training as a counsellor I was a mainstream secondary school teacher, specialising in English. I have had twenty years experience teaching students of all backgrounds and levels in both South Africa and England. Most recently, I have been teaching young people with emotional and behavioural issues.
I realised during my teaching career and training as a counsellor that each individual has their own unique perspective on their world and it is crucial that each person is heard and experience a sense of self-worth.
I believe that my background enhances my work with creativity, compassion and intuition.
I look forward to meeting you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
- Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- BA UNISA
- Higher Diploma of Education (UNISA)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
£45 per 50 minute session
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.
I'm located just outside Bishop's Stortford, CM235QP
Free on site parking
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer flexible appointments evenings, Fridays and Saturday mornings.
Types of client