Sandra Harvey MA Psych/Couns/ UKCP (Reg)/ Advanced Cert. Supervision
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interpret experiences and situations, which are usually strongly influenced by past events and how you experienced and originally made sense of them.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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
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.
For more information, please see my website at www.oaklandstherapy.co.uk
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
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
|Employee Assistance Programme|