Sandra Feegrade MBACP
There are times when life feels like an uphill struggle with too many hurdles to find a way forward.
You may be experiencing past or present difficulties with a relationship breakdown, work related issues, bereavement or abuse, and coping with feelings of loss, stress, anxiety, depression or hopelessness.
Talking to family and friends is an option, but this might be a time when talking to an impartial person proves valuable.
If any of the above resonates with you then counselling may well be the way forward.
How can counselling help
- Recognising and seeking support is the first step.
- Counselling offers you a confidential space where you can speak freely and feel listened to without judgement.
- It can provide an opportunity for self-exploration which develops greater self-awareness in understanding yourself.
- Choosing the right therapist is an important part of the process.
I am a Person Centred therapeutic counsellor who can offer long and short term therapy.
The Person Centred model works on the belief that we possess the answers we seek. My role is to facilitate the exploration of your thoughts and feelings by working alongside you. The process aids clarity and reveals solutions that work best for you in your life.
Taking the first step can feel daunting even a little scary. You are welcome to get in touch by email, text or phone, whichever feels comfortable. This gives you the opportunity to discuss any queries you have regarding the sessions or how I work.
You may find it helpful to arrange an initial 30 min free consultation. It will provide you with an introduction to establish if I'm the right counsellor for you with no obligation.
I practise from a dedicated counselling space within my home and at an additional location in the centre of Northampton. You can expect a warm and caring welcome and a peaceful environment affording you the time and space to unpack and discover the best way forward in your life. There is free parking at both addresses. You can park on the driveway at the NN6 property, and the NN1 postcode has free on street parking.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - 2018
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies - 2015
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills - 2014
BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Certificate in Proficiency
Certificate in Solution Focused Brief therapy
Certificate in Human Givens
Certificate in Rewind Therapy
For over 20 years’ I have worked in a variety of community-based settings supporting adults, children and young people to effect change in their lives, always using a Person Centred approach. They may have experienced poor mental health, substance misuse, domestic and sexual violence, parenting difficulties and family breakdowns.
In addition to my private practice I am a counsellor with a Rape Crisis Centre and also work as part of a team on the Truth Project - the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse.
My continued professional development is an evolving process, which incorporates specialist training for people who have experienced trauma.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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I offer flexible appointments and will endeavour accommodate your availability.
Individuals £40 per 50 minute session
Concession rates on request for students, apprentices, retired and unemployed.
Payment can be paid in cash or bank transfer.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their Ethical Framework.
I have Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certification.
I comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which means any personal details and/or information you send will only be used to contact you. Your personal details and/or information will not be retained for any other purpose, nor will they be shared with any other individual or organisation.
Any voicemail message left will remain confidential as my phone is pin protected.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I understand it can be problematic to attend sessions during working hours.
With that in mind I have availability for early morning, evening and weekend appointments.
Types of client