AREAS COVERED - WARRINGTON WA1 | ST HELENS WA10 | NEWTON-LE-WILLOWS WA12 | PRESCOT L34
Face to Face, Telephone Counselling, Zoom & 'Walk & Talk' Outdoors Service Available
Are you struggling to find a way forward, feeling somewhat lost, confused as to which path to take in life, struggling to make decisions, in a dilemma, unsure of how you are feeling, struggling with relationships, find it difficult to communicate, struggling to work on letting go of ill feelings, dealing with your irrational & negative thoughts & would like to explore ways of working on internal frustrations and anxieties?
I will make you feel comfortable within a safe & confidential space, to speak about your struggles, to feel comfortable in addressing your issues, comfortable in talking about your feelings and emotions. I will create an environment that with enable you to focus on just you, to explore in depth & to gain clarity, to rediscover yourself, to recognise where things may have gone wrong, and explore ways in which you can move forward. Easier said than done, but you've got to start somewhere!
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
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a 15-20 minutes, free telephone consultation to discuss your needs.
35.00 Face to Face, individual counselling (1 Hour) / Zoom £30.00
£45.00 Couples counselling (1 Hour - face to face) / Zoom £40.00
£55.00 Couples counselling (1 Hour & 30 minutes) / Zoom £50.00
£30.00 Telephone counselling (1 Hour)
Reduced rates - 6 x Telephone Sessions @ £165
6 x Face to Face Sessions @ £195 (St Helens, Newton-Le-Willows & Prescot Areas)
Student Rates - 10 x Face to Face Session @ £320
Concessions offered for
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.