SANDRA KUTNER Registered Counsellor MBACP Ad. Dip
Welcome to my page. By taking this step you are recognising the need to focus on your emotional health. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depresssion or low self esteem - these symptoms alone can feel overwhelming! In recognising your need for emotional support, you are taking a positive step!
You may choose not to share your deep rooted emotions with those closest to you for fear of being judged. Consequently unburdening your feelings in a safe non-judgemental atmosphere will provide you with the space to make sense of your painful feelings. Your emotional health is as important as your physical wellbeing.
As a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, I offer an environment based on support and empathy, encouraging discussion without barriers. I will actively listen and support you in making sense of your conscious and unconscious thoughts and feelings. Although my counselling style is non directive, I will enable you to understand the reasons for your array of emotions and support your growth through our collaborative working relationship. As our therapeutic relationship grows, you may benefit from my confronting and challenging some of your thought processes with the aim of helping you to strengthen your emotional growth.
My experience centres around a broad range of presenting issues including relationships, anxiety, depression, abuse (physical and emotional), bereavement, stress/work related stress and self esteem issues. I offer both short and long term counselling.
The objective of our sessions will be to forge a beneficial, strong and collaborative relationship. To reach an understanding of the underlying reasons for your feelings, whilst enabling you to make choices that feel right for you.
At our initial session we will explore what has brought you to counselling and build a strategy for how we may work together. For us to build a therapeutic relationship, it is important that by the end of the assessment you feel we can connect on an emotional level and importantly feel that you will benefit from our continued working together.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a Registered Counsellor with an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, I incorporate a range of psychological theories into my practice, applying them appropriately for the specific issues you are experiencing.
Having had life changing counselling experiences myself, I really want you to have your own unique experience!
I have worked extensively with bereaved clients who found themselves traumatised by the loss of a loved one. Together we work through the stages of the loss before being able to re-enter their lives, albeit a slightly different life to the one they left behind.
My experience in a Womens Centre enables me to help clients make different life choices; at odds from the challenging experiences they may have tolerated in the past.
My past experience includes working in a corporate HR environment for a number of years, which has enabled me to appreciate the variety of work/life balance issues that we experience and to understand how they affect our welbbeing.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamics
- Time-Limited Counselling
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Borderline personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
Sessions thereafter: 50 minutes £50.00
- Concessionary rates available to students and potential clients with financial constraints
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays 4 -6 pm Tuesdays 1 pm -8 pm Wednesdays 13:00 pm - 20:00 pm, Thursdays 6-9 pm Saturday 9 - 1 pm
Types of client