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About me

Notice: Therapy will continue online or via phone, until further notice.

Hello and welcome
If you have been struggling with any mental health issue however small, it is possible to find a way through, you are no longer alone.

Life experience of living within different communities around the world has enhanced my understanding of mental health issues. We all have our own way of seeing and experiencing life and the world, yet we have similarities that bind us as humans. Therapy is a place to be heard, understood, accepted, and respected. for many people having an impartial person to talk to can make a significant difference. to finding ways to cope

I offer a private, safe, confidential environment, where you can begin to find solutions to problems that may otherwise feel unmanageable.

Training, qualifications & experience

Present-day training - University of Derby online: Therapeutic approaches in cognitive-behavioural therapies BSC Hons

Supervision Diploma (Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy) June 2021

Online Therapy Training (online therapy Institute Europe ltd) Dr Kate Anthony Fbacp September  Experience in the art of online therapy, Text, Chat, Email, video link Virtual life, Avatar,2nd life 2018

Advanced Clinical Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy Experienced in the treatment of general mental health issues to the more complex personality disorders, all of which have something in common, most people begin with the need to discover how to cope better. Clinical competency, 2011 Qualified Diploma.  Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy 2013

N.H.S experience. The importance of being heard by a supportive compassionate person makes all the difference during difficult times of life. 2006-2008

Reiki practitioner/ teacher/master  Experienced in energy healing and guided meditations for the well being of mind, body, and spirit. 2003

Youth and community  Experienced working with individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and life experiences. supporting people with positive lifestyle changes. Every human being has a need to be respected and supported through difficult times, 2003

Continuing professional development

CBT: using C.B.T. can be a great start to recognise how unhelpful thinking patterns have become a habit in everyday life and often cause problems 2016

Drugs and alcohol An awareness of drugs and the impact on individuals, families, and society 2016

Addictions Symposium  (BACP) Observing how conventional and unconventional approaches, have brought new light to the world of addictions around the world, 2016

Caring for people with psychosis and personality disorders   Effective communication skills enable clients struggling with severe mental health conditions to cope better in the world, future learn, 2016

Family coaching emerging futures Coaching family members to chose and maintain goals. After a person with an addiction has chosen to be in recovery and maintains a different healthier lifestyle, it's easy for the focus to still be on them, this way helps family members to choose a different focus and a healthier way forward.2016

Transgender awareness day Information regarding the transition stage, practical awareness, and insight into how that decision affects and changes lives promoting inclusion. 2016

mindfulness training, mindfulness allows a recognition of the self and how to be more present, in psychotherapy terms, how to be more authentic and congruent. 2015

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Supervision

I work from the seven eyed model of supervision (peter Hawkins and Aisling McMahon)

That focuses on:

1. The client; who they are and what their issue is, what they chose to share, which area of their life they wanted to explore, and how this session's content might relate to content from previous sessions.

2. The strategies and interventions of the supervisee with the client, using metaphors and images

3. The relationship between the client and the supervisee; how the supervisees history affects the therapeutic relationship.

4. The supervisee; the transference and countertransference, that could affect the therapy they provide.

5. The supervisory relationship; the parallel process that may play out during supervision.

6. The supervisor focusing on their own process; how the work with the supervisee affects the supervision relationship.

7. Focusing on the wider context; Professional codes of ethics, the context the supervisee works from, the relationship with other agencies or other supervisors, social, cultural and political beliefs and economic context.

The cost for supervision is £60 per 80 minutes or £120 per 90 minutes.

Currently, there is a space for 4 supervisees for group supervision starting in October at a cost of £70 per 2 hours attendance.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Online phone, and Email therapy
Individual sessions

£50 for 50 minutes

Relationship/couples counselling

£80  for 60 minutes

Online therapy is via  zoom a safe encrypted platform

Email Therapy is via Hushmail a secure encrypted email sandra.williams.psychotherapy@hushmail.com

Concessions are available, on short and long term therapy. please ask at the initial assessment

mindfulness for employees I provide 4 weeks of mindfulness meditation for better work focus and stress reduction, for employers wishing to access that as a course to reduce work stress with a minimum of 4 in attendance

I have provided a 5-minute mindfulness meditation on my website
http://www.thetherapistschair.co.uk/mental-health-in-the-workplace/ ‎



Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Appointments available morning and daytime, with a 2 week waiting list for evenings. no availability weekends at presant 

Further information

Membership

British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

United kingdom for transactional analysis psychotherapists (UKATA).

EAP provider delivering short term focused solution therapy.

I provide an LGBTQ+ friendly service.



Burnley
Lancashire
BB11

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Zoom
Whatsapp

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I work from a Transactional analysis perspective with the seven eyed model as a Base to work from for supervision

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Sandra Williams Transactional analysis Psychotherapist, counsellor/supervisor

Sandra Williams Transactional analysis Psychotherapist, counsellor/supervisor