Sandra Harvey MA Psych/Couns/ UKCP (Reg)/ Advanced Cert. Supervision

Sandra Harvey MA Psych/Couns/ UKCP (Reg)/ Advanced Cert. Supervision


07568 444762

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About me

I am a qualified experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and clinical supervisor working in private practice. My approach is collaborative and exploratory, working to throw light on the ways you interpret experiences and situations, which are usually strongly influenced by past events and how you experienced and originally made sense of them. By recognising such patterns in our lives and understanding what triggers them, we are better prepared to work out more effective ways-of-being that can help us lead more satisfying lives. I can also suggest many practical ways of achieving relief from distress and addressing pressing concerns while gaining insight into these patterns. However, establishing a trusting and genuine relationship with clients is the fundamental bedrock of my therapeutic work, without which progress is unlikely.

Training, qualifications & experience

Before training as a therapist, I worked in education with young people and adults of all abilities and many backgrounds. Since completing counselling training in 1994, alongside this Shropshire practice, I have worked in charities, Further and Higher Education in the West Midlands and Wales, and for 13 years in NHS Mental Health Services, for the last eight years as Adult Psychotherapist and Family Therapist in a community mental health team. I am also a qualified clinical supervisor and an experienced counselling trainer.

I have undergone training in many different models of therapy and all of them inform my work, according to clients needs.

      Main Professional Qualifications

  • B.A. Hons (English Lang & Lit)
  • F.E. Teaching Certificate
  • M.A. (Lit)
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • M.A. (Psychotherapy & Counselling)
  • Certificate in Couples Work
  • Intermediate Certificate in Systemic Family Work
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision
  • Certificate in Human Attachment & Counselling
  • Certificate in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
  • EMDR Training Levels I-III
  • Transactional Analysis (TA) 101 Certificate
  • Certificate in Hypnosis for Psychotherapists

I am registered as an Integrative Psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP),  the main professional body for psychotherapists, and am a member of  EMDR UK & Ireland Association. I am on a voluntary register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


I charge £50 per 50 minutes for individuals and £60 per 60 minutes for couples. I accept payment on the day in cash, cheques or payment by bank transfer (to be paid on the day of the appointment).

I also offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation if you wish to discuss whether therapy and my approach would be right for you.

Further information

For more information, please see my website at

Maps & Directions

Oswestry, SY11

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I offer daytime or evening appointments in Oswestry to individuals and couples, and accept referrals from EAPs (Employee Assistance programmes), the NHS and other specialist agencies.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme