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Couple & Individual Counselling MBACP

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 couples and individuals. I work with couples and individuals exploring , anxiety , loss, trauma, betrayal , addiction, and so much more . You might be suffering from anxiety and low self-confidence, constantly worrying, on edge, or engaging in compulsive and repetitive behaviour. No matter what the trigger point for your difficulties we can work together to improve your communication, rebuild trust, increase quality time, or get your physical intimacy back on track.

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 working relationship.

When you first contact me we will have a brief conversation 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 Registered 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 
  • Certificate in Couples Therapy
  • Cruse Bereavement Support
  • Substance Misuse Awareness
  • Developing a Trauma Sensitive Approach to Practice
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Safeguarding Awareness 
  • Working Creatively with Trauma
  • Trauma Essentials
  • Sandplay Therapy
  • Suicide Awareness

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


From £30.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Cost per individual session:

£30 - £40

Cost per couples session: £50.00

Pay by: Bank transfer, Cash

When I work

Please get in contact for current availability.

14B Stone Row, Coleraine, BT52 1EP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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