Sandra Fletcher MA Couns. MBACP (Accred). Pure Counselling Therapy
Hello there, having difficulty choosing a counsellor? I'm highly qualified with over 10 years extensive experience; I offer sessions Face to Face, via Skype or Telephone. Why not read on and check out my website to find out how I can help you...
Have you reached that point where you know something has to change? You may be experiencing any number of feelings - depressed, anxious, angry, guilty, sad, alone, frightened, uncertain... You don’t have to walk this path alone.
Through my own life experiences, I’ve accessed help and support from counselling, so I understand some of how you might be feeling right now. I’ve also experienced first hand, the benefits and changes counselling facilitates.
How I can help
I believe that answers to our problems lie within us and we have the ability to heal and bring about change within the therapeutic relationship built between a client and counsellor. Prescribed chemical medication can ease some of our symptoms in the short term, but if the causes of problems aren’t addressed, they can continue to impact on our lives indefinitely. My private practice is called Pure Counselling Therapy, because quite simply it’s a natural organic process to provide emotional relief, promote healing, personal growth and change.
I provide a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space, where you can unpack issues and feelings, find respite and relief; whilst working towards a positive outcome. I offer warmth, empathy and understanding and put clients at ease. Together with my skills and experience plus your willingness to engage in the process, we can take down walls, unlock the past, relieve trauma, rebuild self esteem, work through loss and bereavement, address disorders, build bridges, explore relationships, and overcome depression... we can work together to find a way through your difficulties to a brighter tomorrow.
In over 10 years working as a counsellor, I’ve had the privilege of working with a diversity of clients, who have brought a vast range of issues. I’ve therefore been fortunate to gain extensive experience. I’m an Integrative counsellor, which means I use elements from different therapeutic models as appropriate to meet your unique needs. My foundation training is Humanistic.
In addition to experience working with numerous issues, I have a particular interest in healing from Trauma and PTSD. I provide early intervention sessions and empathic support to clients suffering with PTS as recommended by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence). If you have been diagnosed with PTSD I will talk through with you the therapy I offer, assessing your individual needs. I am also a qualified rewind technique practitioner.
I practice from a therapy room attached to my home with a dedicated disabled friendly entrance. It overlooks the South Leicestershire countryside in a peaceful rural setting with off road parking. Bordering the counties of Northamptonshire and Warwickshire, I’m just 3 miles from Lutterworth and the motorway network of Junction 20-M1, Junction1-M6, A5 & A14. Within easy reach of Market Harborough, Rugby, Blaby, Wigston, Broughton Astley, and surrounding villages. The towns of Hinckley & Northampton and City of Leicester are just a 30 minute drive.
I’m happy to answer any queries you may have and give you further information. Please call for a free confidential, no obligation consultation, to help you decide if I’m the counsellor you’d like to help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Humanistic Counselling University of Nottingham
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Transactional Analysis Warwickshire College
Certificate in Pregnancy Crisis and Post Abortion Counselling.
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Accredited Member of the BACP
BACP register of counsellors and Psychotherapists
(approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health & Social Care).
IARRT Certificate in Rewind Trauma Therapy
I have gained extensive experience in:
An EAP - 5 years as a Counsellor for a leading UK EAP provider
The BMA (British Medical Association) Counselling Service, supporting and counselling its members
Private Practice – short and long term work: with young adults, adults, trainee counsellors, & referrals from EAP’s, OH &Healthcare Providers, Insurers
A multi-cultural Secondary School with young people aged 11-18.
A Christian Counselling Agency working with adults and couples.
As a member of the BACP I am committed to undertake regular additional training. This furthers my professional development to support my work with clients. It has focused on various topics some of which are:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Working with Children and Young people
Working with Anger
Loss from Miscarriage and Stillbirth
Depression and Recovery
Recognising and working with Trauma
Healing from Trauma
Post traumatic growth
Working with PTSD
Bereavement and Loss
Working with Shame
Recovery from Alcohol Addiction
Working with the Spectrum of Domestic Abuse
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
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I offer an initial free telephone consultation up to 30mins.
Face to Face Counselling £45
Skype Counselling £40
Telephone Counselling £36
*Reduced fees / Concessions are available for trainee counsellors
Skype & telephone counselling - Although face to face counselling remins clients preferred choice: skype or telephone counselling offer convenient options. In today’s fast paced world juggling home, family, work and appointments can be chaotic. Clients can choose a therapist from anywhere in the country and appreciate the convenience of having counselling at home or in their chosen private space. It can be a welcome option to individuals who may have difficulty with transport, disabilities or conditions which are limiting. It also enables face to face clients to maintain their regular counselling session when working away or travelling abroad.
How it works
SKYPE - a free computer application, that enables people to talk to each other in real time via their computer/screens on the internet. Both parties are visible to each other as in face to face counselling. I can help you to access and use Skype on your computer if you are unsure. You will need a fast broadband connection, webcam and microphone.
TELEPHONE – As with any telephone conversation the client and counsellor are invisible to each other. In consequence the focus is on sound and listening. The client is visibly anonymous to the counsellor. Some clients can find this helpful particularly if due to their history or issues, have difficulty discussing feelings/making disclosures face to face.
For Skype and Telephone sessions I contact clients for appointments. Clients need a private uninterrupted space to talk. There are some circumstances when it’s inappropriate to work remotely with clients e.g. if is in acute crisis/suicidal/need face to face interventions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays 1st appointment 10am. Last appointment 4pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|