Sandra Killeen Registered MBACP
I am a BACP Registered Counsellor, and CBT Therapist practising in Lathom, between Skelmersdale and Ormskirk. I am experienced in working with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, relationship issues, bereavement and many other areas of counselling. I work with young people, aged 14 and above and adults.
How counselling can help.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed or weighed down by 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.
Talking through your feelings and thoughts, with a counsellor who understands you, can have a positive impact on your life. It can help you to learn how to make better decisions and develop improved ways of coping.
I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. 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 provides you with a non-directive approach, free of judgement where you are supported to work through your problems, make your own choices and fulfil your potential.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is more directive and can be useful when working with depression/ anxiety/panic attacks and phobias. Through the use of CBT, I can help you to recognise and examine patterns of behaviour, thoughts and feelings which are having a negative impact on your life.
What happens during counselling?
During counselling you are given the space to talk and to be heard. You will have the opportunity to discuss any concerns and emotions that may be troubling you. You will be respected and heard without judgement in a safe, relaxed, confidential environment.
I will support you in making sense of your problems and help you to develop the confidence to make your own decisions, bring about change and start to live the life that you want to live.
I strive to build a working relationship which is based on trust and respect.
I understand that it can be daunting to talk about yourself to a stranger and that is why it is important that you find a counsellor that you are comfortable with. 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.
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
I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I work in an integrative way, adapting my approach to match the client's needs.
I have experience in working with trauma, infant loss, childhood abuse, low self esteem, suicidal thoughts, self harm, anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
Alongside my private practice I also work as a Counsellor for a charity based in Skelmersdale.
I have undertaken further training in working with children and young people, and offer counselling to adults and teenagers.
- Level 5 diploma in CBT
- Level 4 diploma in person-centred counselling
- Level 3 certificate in counselling studies
- Level 2 certificate in counselling skills
- 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
- Carolyn Spring: Child Sexual abuse training
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)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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Initial 30 min assessment: Free
Individual clients: £35 per session
Student counsellor's personal therapy: £25 per session
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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Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have some availability week days and evenings. Please contact me for further details.
Types of client