Sandra Harewood

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Beckenham, BR3
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About me

Many couples end up in a vicious circle that can feel impossible to break. When their marriage hits a crisis, the following experiences are totally normal.

  • Communication is impossible.
  • Passion has usually died.
  • Love has disappeared.
  • Needs are not being met.
  • Feeling misunderstood.
  • Feeling alone.
  • Feeling rejected.

No matter what you are experiencing, if your relationship is in crisis, it's a challenging and painful place for you both.

When you feel torn, asking should I stay or leave, discernment counselling allows you to take a step back and gain clarity before making a life-changing decision. You will understand what's happened to your marriage or long-term relationship and each person's contributions to the problems.

Couples counselling supports you with the decision you have made for your relationship.  

Couples counselling supports you in healing relationship wounds, deepening intimacy and communication, building trust and understanding your and your partner's needs. Couples counselling helps you to create a different future together.

I'll create a customised roadmap for your relationship's unique needs and circumstances, giving you the knowledge and insights necessary to make a new healthier, loving way of relating to each other.

I am an experienced couples practitioner with specific training in couples counselling with the Couples Institute and discernment counselling, a specialist way of working with married couples or those in long-term committed partnerships thinking of divorce and separation.  

I am also a Certified Jungian Life Coach. 

My practice is currently online.

I post weekly on relationship and well-being issues. Please take a look at my blog: 

Take my quiz and give your relationship a health check 

Our relationships matter and affect all areas of our life, whether at home or work.

Take the time to learn how to deepen your relationship today.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a BACP accredited Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling (2012) from the Re. Vision Centre for Integrative Psychosynthesis. 

I have undertaken additional specialist qualifications in working with couples and couples counselling.

I regularly attend courses and training to comply with the requirements of professional bodies.

These include:

  • Couples Developmental Model Training Certificate 
  • Couples in Search of Soul (Diploma)
  • Discernment Counselling
  • Creative Mind Jungian Life Coach - Certified Life Coach
  • Mindfulness (MBSR)
  • Trauma - various workshops with Peter Levine
  • Complicated Grief and Traumatic Bereavement.
  • Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Working with Diversity in Counselling
  • Health and Well-being in the Workplace
  • CBT (Foundation Certificate)

I have extensive experience working at senior levels within Public Sector organisations and understand the complexities and challenges of work-related stress and the impact on personal relationships.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


Free initial online session

Additional information

Following the introductory session, the initial commitment to couples counselling is a course of a minimum of 5 weeks.

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Beckenham, BR3

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Sandra Harewood
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