Sandra Killeen Registered MBACP
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed or weighed down by anxiety, depression or life events? Maybe you are confused and struggling to find a way forward, unable to talk to friends/family about your worries. Counselling can help with many issues. It can be used to explore both past and current difficulties. During counselling I will support you and help you to work through your problems so that you feel able to move forward in your life.
I decided to train as a counsellor after my own life events led me to seek counselling. Attending counselling had an immense positive impact on my life, and I believe firmly in the benefits of counselling. I am a qualified person-centred counsellor with an additional qualification in CBT. This means that I integrate both approaches into my work and can adapt the way that I work to suit your needs. Person-centred counselling is based on the belief that if you, the client, are offered a genuine, warm and understanding counselling relationship you will be able to work through your problems, make your own choices and fulfil your potential. Because of this I strive to build a working relationship which is based on trust and respect.
I find CBT useful when working with depression/ anxiety/panic attacks and phobias. By using CBT I can help you to recognise how unhelpful ways of thinking are impacting on your life, and help you to develop ways to calm down an overactive mind.
I understand that it can be daunting to talk about yourself to a stranger and that is why it is important to find the right counsellor for you. I offer a no-obligation free ½ hour initial consultation so that we can meet and you can choose whether you want to work with me.
What happens during counselling?
During counselling you are given the opportunity to discuss any concerns and emotions that may be troubling you. You will be respected and heard without judgement. As we explore the areas of your life which are causing you difficulty I will help you to recognise and examine patterns of behaviour, thoughts and feelings which are having a negative impact on your life.
During this process you will gain a better understanding of yourself and the belief systems which are contributing to your problems. I will support you in making sense of your problems and help you to develop the confidence to make your own decisions and bring about change.
Comments from past clients
"Thanks for enabling me to move on with my life through our work together"
"You have never judged me and have always provided me with that safe environment to open up and be honest"
"Thank you for your support. For the first time in 3 years I am starting to feel like me again, with a few improvements!"
" I feel my life has started again and I have the tools to deal and cope with it"
Training, qualifications & experience
- NCFE level 2 certificate in counselling skills
- CPCAB level 3 certificate in counselling studies
- ABC level 4 diploma in person-centred counselling
- CPCAB level 5 diploma in CBT
- Safeguarding levels 1 & 2
- 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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I offer an initial half hour assessment which is free.
If you decide to commence counselling with me my fees are then £35 per session.
I offer a reduced rate of £20 to student counsellors.
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 a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
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.
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I have some availability week days and evenings. Please call me for further details.
Types of client