SANDRA KUTNER Registered Counsellor MBACP Ad. Dip
- Is negative thinking causing you symptoms of anxiety?
- Is depression making it harder to motivate yourself?
- Is not feeling good enough preventing you from achieving your goals?
In times of challenge we are more likely to engage with unhelpful habits that are not beneficial to our mental health. You may not be aware this is happening and by exploring what is going on for you, we can focus on what lies beneath your feelings of anxiety and/or depression.
In times of vulnerability you may want to protect yourselves using behaviours like avoidance and isolation which are not helpful to you in the long term. By allowing yourself to be vulnerable I will show you how to invite compassion and self-care into your life. As you become more mindful of yourself, your world will become easier to navigate.
What you can expect from our first Counselling Session
Gain clarity on the following:
- What brings you to counselling now?
- Understanding the obstacles getting in the way of you living the life you want for yourself
- The emotional impact on your mental health
- How we may work together
I provide non-judgemental, unconditional support as we make sense of the issues that have brought you to counselling. I create a warm confidential space enabling you to be yourself.
By sharing your story and uncovering repressed emotions, I will help you to explore healthier ways of being. You are unique and there is no 'one size fits all' approach.
My aim is to provide a unique experience that works for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Areas of Expertise
Whilst a certain amount of anxiety propels us into action, it can be unhelpful when we allow the symptoms to take over. We lose our sense of reason and allow negative, unhelpful thoughts to take root. When it does its worst, it shows itself in panic attacks which can be really frightening.
Together we will explore the triggers for your anxiety and how it manifests itself in your life. This may involve working both in the present and the past to understand how life has shaped you.
Together we will understand the causes for your depression, how it manifests itself and the impact it has on your life. Our work will focus on your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. As a result, you will hopefully become a lot more attuned to who you are.
Stress/Work Related Stress:
Our aim is to understand how stress has caused feelings of depletion and an inability to think clearly. My aim is to encourage you to engage with more balance in your life and support you to compartmentalise day to day experiences and activities.
I have worked extensively with clients traumatised by the loss of a loved one. Grief is unique to each and every one of us and as such each client will start their journey at a different place depending upon their relationship with the person they have lost.
Symptoms of loss are also felt in other ways :
- The end of a relationship
- Following the loss of a job
- Loss of independence
- Empty Nest (children leaving family home)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamics
- Time-Limited Counselling
- Couples Relationship Counselling
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial Assessment Session (1 hour) - £60
Standard Counselling Session (50 mins) - £60
*Block of 6 Sessions - £330 (equivalent of £55 per session)
Couples Counselling Session (1 hour) - £7
*Six sessions rate must be purchased in advanceConcessions available: £35 per session for students and unemployed. Concession slots day time only.
Concessions offered for
Concessionary rates of £35.00 are offered for a maximum of 3 clients at a time.