Sandra Hurree - MBACP Dip. Counsellor @SCCounsellingService
I am a fully Qualified Person Centred Counsellor offering one to one therapeutic counselling and support within a comfortable, safe and confidential environment.
- My philosophy of counselling is that of a journey of self-exploration, self-discovery, and self-awareness, where the client focusses on their own experiences. It is the client’s own natural healing process, facilitated by a confidential, therapeutic relationship with a qualified counsellor, feeling safe enough to let the counsellor into their inner world, through the use of the Person Centred Core Conditions, skills and qualities of the counsellor, respecting clients individuality and diversity, offering unconditional acceptance, genuineness, honesty and empathic understanding. It is a helping hand towards increased self-awareness, thus building the clients confidence, strength and courage, to facilitate standing on their own two feet, to trust in their own decisions and own judgements, enabling change and growth, supporting self-actualisation.
I also offer E-mail Counselling. It has allowed individuals who are unable to access face to face counselling for different reasons, the flexibility of working with a counsellor in the comfort of their own space. It can allow you the time to be as descriptive as possible, when explaining about your issues and emotions, enabling you more time to think through what you need to say and what you are experiencing without feeling anxious.
CLIENT - PH/BT
"Sandra has been a massive help to me throughout difficult times over the past 2 years after having had counselling off the NHS when I was younger and not getting the most of it, and the long waiting lists, I was advised by a doctor to seek and give Counselling another shot and that I would find one that was right for me, he was right, and Sandra has been perfect for me, I am extremely grateful for.
I am very grateful for the help I received, and it has helped me achieve a better frame of mind and outlook towards life. After being in an extremely difficult place in life it was vital I got support, counselling was and still is important to me and my happiness has increased since the first time I attended. I wasn’t sure what would have happened to me if I never received the help I have got and have recommended other people I know with mental health issues to use counselling”.
CLIENT - TM/MR
"I recently had counselling with Sandra over a 3 month period. I was very nervous about going & wasn't sure what to expect. Sandra immediately made me feel at ease and comfortable to speak about how I was feeling. She was friendly, and I never felt judged, but most importantly, she has helped me immensely and I would recommend anyone seeking counselling to contact Sandra".
What I will offer you
I will offer you a Confidential, Non-Judgmental, Empathic and Genuine approach, within a safe and trusting environment, supporting you in dealing with your every day struggles, distressing feelings and emotional issues, at your own pace, to help empower you to work towards making positive changes, self-fulfillment, gain more clarity and self-awareness.
I adhere to the BACP's Ethical guidelines and constantly work at maintaining high professional standards and quality of care, by engaging in Counselling Supervision and Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
I ensure that professional boundaries are maintained to achieve the highest level of respect and Confidentiality at all times. I pride myself in maintaining Diversity & Equality within my practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
NOCN - Level 2 Awards in Understanding & Using Basic Counselling Skills & Effective Interpersonal Communication Skills
ABC Awards - Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
ABC Awards - Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Professional Organisational Issues in Counselling
- Counselling in a Diverse Society
- Counselling Theory
- Advanced Counselling Skills
- Self-Awareness for Counsellors
- Research Methodologies in Counselling
NSPCC - Child Protection - Definitions & Signs of Child Abuse
Couple Coaching - The Sooner the Better - Sue Sutcliffe
Counsellor Resillience - Elspeth Schwenk
Love and its Shadows: Existential Perspectives on Relationship - Emmy Van Deurzen
Confidence and Assertion - Chrysalis Centre for Change
Working with Bereaved clients - British Association of Couselling & Psychotherapy
Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorders - Mind Body Breakthrough
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- 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
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I offer a 15-20 minutes, free of charge, telephone consultation to explore your needs.
£35.00 One to one, individual counselling (1 Hour)
£40.00 Couples counselling (1 Hour)
£45.00 Couples counselling (1 Hour & 30 minutes)
£25.00 Telephone counselling (1 Hour)
£30.00 Online/E-mail Counselling (1 Hour)
What is person-centred counselling?
Person Centred Counselling is a "Talking Therapy", a Non-Directive form of support and helping relationship between a qualified counsellor and a client (individual), fully understanding the client’s needs, emotions and anxieties, offered over a short or long period of time, dependent on the clients issues and also their progress.
It is a therapeutic relationship based and built on trust, in a safe and comfortable setting, which allows the client to open up at their own pace, allowing the counsellor into their own world, in a fully confidential manner, facilitating the client’s journey of self-exploration and self-awareness.
The client leans on the therapeutic relationship for support, with a mutual agreed contract outlining clear boundaries, such as times, length of session, limitations of confidentiality and my commitment to maintaining professional standards of practice.
You will be encouraged to explore your feelings and emotions during the session, but only if it feels safe to do so. You will not be pushed to discuss anything that you find difficult to explore.
Exploring within the sessions, with my use of Person Centred Skills, will enable us to build a therapeutic relationship, facilitating the flow of communication, allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of your own process; your feelings, emotions and your thought process, which will also enable the counsellor to gain a deeper level of understanding, as though they had stepped into the clients shoes.
Assessments are carried out to monitor your self-development and your progress, also to ensure that the therapy is working for you. The aim of this form of counselling, is to work alongside the therapist to build courage, self-belief and confidence where needed, to begin trusting in your inner resources, to help you find the answers and feel better about yourself, to move you in the right direction.
It allows you to becoming more reflective of your own journey, more self-accepting and a greater understanding of your own self.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
6pm - 7.30pm Monday to Thursday, 10am - 6pm Friday, 10am - 2pm Saturday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|