Sandra Killeen

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Lathom, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8
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About me

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About me

I believe that everybody is entitled to live their best life and have the chance to be happy. If life is tough right now and you can’t see a way forward, I can help. 

I trained as a counsellor after attending my own counselling, which allowed me to look at things differently and feel more comfortable in my skin.

I can help you to talk about the difficult things that get in the way of your enjoyment of life, so that they don’t feel like taboo subjects anymore.

I have worked with clients since 2016, gained BACP accreditation in 2021 and recently trained as a counselling supervisor.

How can counselling help?

It can be hard to talk to family members or friends about how you are feeling. Maybe you feel bad for burdening them with your problems. It could be that there is nobody that you trust enough to share your worries with.

It can be easier to talk freely with a counsellor because they are not involved in your life and listen without judgement.  You will have the space to explore your beliefs and think more clearly. This can help you to feel less anxious, make better decisions and find a way to move forward.

What happens during counselling?

Although my core training is Person centred and CBT based, I describe my way of working as eclectic. This means that I draw on various modalities of counselling and will adapt the way that I work so that it feels right for you.

We can talk about past, current or future issues. If you want to talk about your past, I can help you to process your life experiences and understand how they may still be impacting on you. 

I will provide you with a relaxed, non-judgemental space where I hope that you can feel safe enough to explore and reflect on the issues you are dealing with.

I will support you to work through the emotions and thoughts that occur whilst making sense of your problems. While this is happening, I will also help you to develop the confidence to make your own decisions, bring about change and start to live the life that you want.

What is the next step? 

It is important to find a counsellor that you feel comfortable with. If you have read this far and are wondering if I could be that counsellor, please get in touch.  We can arrange a free no-obligation telephone call so that I can answer any questions. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 5 diploma in CBT
Level 4 diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
Level 3 certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 certificate in Counselling Skills

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

In addition to my formal qualifications I undertake regular CPD training in order to make sure that the service I provide continues to be safe, up to date and effective. Recent CPD training includes:

  • Safeguarding levels 1, 2 &3
  • PREVENT training
  • Working with identity and self-esteem in young people with eating disorders
  • Working with young people who self-harm
  • Foundation for infant loss training accredited provider course
  • Carolyn Spring: Childhood sexual abuse 
  • Working with trauma 
  • Dissociation
  • Suicide training
  • Open University Counselling Online
  • Working with bereavement
  • Recognising and Preventing FGM
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse
  • Working with the inner child

Alongside my private practice I also work at a counselling service in Skelmersdale commissioned by the ICB.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Infant loss
  • International Child abduction
  • Life transitions
  • Panic attacks

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Initial telephone assessment: Free 15-minute call

Individual clients: £50 per 50-minute session

Student counsellor's personal therapy to meet course requirements: £35 per 50-minute session

When I work

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Further information

My practice is conveniently situated between Ormskirk and Skelmersdale, with off road parking. If you are using public transport, I am located on the Southport to Wigan bus route, a 2 minute walk from the nearest bus stop.

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, which means that my practice has met their higher standard as a competent and ethical practitioner.

I continue to develop my work as a counsellor by participating in ongoing training to ensure that I continue to provide a counselling service which is competent and effective.

If you need any more information you can contact me by phone or email by using the details at the top of the page. 

I aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours. However, if you contact me at weekends or after 7pm I will not reply until the next business day. My emails are often identified as spam. Please include your phone number if you contact me, and I will text to let you know that I have sent an email and to check your spam folder. 

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Lathom, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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My counselling room is on the first floor, accessible via staircase. If you would prefer to have counselling from the comfort of your own home, I also offer telephone and video counselling sessions. For this you will need a private, confidential space.

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

Availability from June. If you want a supportive, challenging supervisor experienced in person centred counselling and CBT please get in touch.

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Sandra Killeen
Sandra Killeen