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About me

Welcome to Daybreak Counselling Services. My name is Sandra, thank you for looking at my profile. I am an integrative counsellor working creatively with people in many areas including addiction, anxiety, depression, grief bereavement or loss, stress and trauma/PTSD. It is my role to listen, support and help you understand your feelings and behaviours better.

The counselling relationship is unique, which many people find beneficial. You can feel enabled to talk freely and confidentially, remaining safe in the knowledge that you are at the heart of the relationship, it is all about you.

When you first contact me we will have a brief conversation about what is happening with you to ensure I can provide the right service for you. I will explain therapy briefly, take some contact information and arrange a first appointment. I offer weekly appointments usually at the same time each week.

I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I work by following their Code of Ethics, with the wellbeing of my clients being priority.   My approach to therapy is based around compassion, connection, confidentiality and respect. Feel free to get in contact if you have any questions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 
  • Bereavement Support Foundation Course
  • Substance Misuse Awareness
  • Level 2 Developing a Trauma Sensitive Approach to Practice
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Safeguarding Awareness 
  • Working Creatively with Trauma
  • Trauma Essentials
  • Sandplay Therapy

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

From £30.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Cost per session: £30-£40

Sliding Scale: Yes

Pay by: Bank transfer, Cash

Availability

Please get in contact for current availability.

River House
Castle Lane
Coleraine
BT51 3DR

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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Sandra Johnston

Sandra Johnston