Sandra Williams

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T.A.Psychotherapist/ supervisor at - The Therapists Chair
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Burnley, Lancashire, BB11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome

I provide a confidential face-to-face, online, phone, or email therapy environment.

I help clients understand how life has shaped them with the aim of moving forward with a better understanding and a different map of the future.

Therapy and counselling help people better cope with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, family issues, childhood issues, addiction recovery, ADHD overwhelm ( not a conclusive list)

Therapy also helps couples and groups better understand communication styles; gaining insight benefits relationships and helps with the healing and growth of a relationship.

I am a part of the travelling community and understand and have experienced the culture, diversity and discrimination people face.

I also provide an inclusive service and support the LGBTQ community.

Online therapy is via Zoom; links are sent ten minutes before the session to allow for a secure platform. 

Phone therapy is via phone, Skype or WhatsApp; I will call clients at the session time; all you need to do is be in a confidential environment. 

Email therapy is via a secure account to allow for confidentiality and has a similar presence to other therapies.

Email therapy is given the same focus and time of fifty minutes, and a therapeutic reply is given within 48 hours.

The email requires information of no more than 500 words individually to allow for a concise reply within the time limit.

Therapy is a  time to write out your needs and the things you want to discuss and have support with, so it will be essential to set a specific time each week. I can support you with selecting the time to gain consistency.

Email therapy can take a few sessions to get into the therapy flow.

To allow you to gain the most from your sessions, it is a requirement that emails be sent weekly or fortnightly. To let you have a sense of presence, a confirmation e-mail or text will confirm I am present at the time of the session.

When an email cannot be composed, Chat via WhatsApp can prevent a missed session; this would include the same ground rules of a reply within 48 hours and the same presence of 50 minutes with a confirmation WhatsApp text.

Individual sessions are £60 for 50 minutes face-to-face, online, via phone or email. 

Attending therapy can be like finding the pieces of a jigsaw you didn't know were lost.

What happens first?

There is a bit of paperwork, such as an intake form, which includes requesting doctor's details and any medication and consent to begin therapy.

Meeting online or by phone might benefit you, such as a cup of tea or water, and make yourself as comfortable as possible within your confidential environment where you will not be disturbed during therapy.

Other training, qualifications & experience

I have experience working with individuals and families of all backgrounds and life experiences during youth work years, supporting young people and parents with positive lifestyle changes. 

I have also trained to a university degree level in Contemporary approaches within Cognitive Behavioural Therapy BSC Hon University of Derby July 2021. That means I can integrate specific other therapies alongside psychotherapy, such as: 

CBT works well with anxiety or depression by encouraging clients to focus on the here and now. CBT works well with short-term solution-focused therapy.

Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) works well with low self-esteem, bringing compassion into life, and is a gentle approach to problems, allowing a better understanding of the self; this can help accept choices and behaviours in a less judgmental way. Being kind to yourself can have a profound impact on well-being.

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) works well with recovery by accepting the individual you are with flaws and failures like any other human being instead of trying to be the person others want you to be.

ACT Therapy also supports individuality and inclusivity by encouraging the authentic self. ACT helps with accepting your unique identity to gain confidence and courage to be comfortable with who you are.

The person-centred approach puts you, the client, at the heart of the therapy.

Mindfulness incorporating a mindful approach can help to relieve symptoms of obsessive thoughts, overthinking, and anxiety and provide better work focus and stress reduction when used as a part of a specific programme, including homework meditations and journal reflection. 

I provide four weeks of mindfulness meditation for groups with a minimum of 4 in attendance

I provide a 5minute snapshot of the mindfulness meditations on my website ‎

I also provide supervision for therapists in the modality of Transactional Analysis 

supervisor profile

Alongside being a Psychotherapist counsellor, I have trained in Supervision at the Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy; this allows me to provide essential support to other therapists to help them understand their way of working and find solutions when therapy reaches an impasse.

Past training: 


I am experienced in providing guided meditations for mind, body, and spiritual well-being. 

Please follow my free meditations on Spotify

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

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

Blogs 2023

January New Year resolutions

February Greif and addictions

March saw a busy time preparing a newsletter

I am in the process of preparing a little book on grief to help parents cope with the loss of a child through miscarriage. Please follow my Facebook page for regular updates


Contact: 07928299517 by text

or e-mail

Training, qualifications & experience

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. 

Contemporary Approaches within Cognitive Behavioural Therapy BSC Hon University of Derby  July 2021

Supervision Diploma (Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy) June 2021

Certified Cyber therapist (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


Experienced in providing guided meditations for mind, body, and spirit well-being. 

Youth and community  Experienced working with individuals and families of all backgrounds and life experiences. supporting people with positive lifestyle changes. 

Continuing professional development

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

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

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£60.00 - £90.00

Additional information

Online, phone and Email counselling is set at £60 with a nominal increase in 2024 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

If a time showing does not suit you, please ask.

Further information

Face to Face requires information relating to Covid -19

As a face-to-face requirement, I would ask if you have been in contact with anyone in the last 14 days who has COVID-19 or is suffering symptoms you suspect could be connected to COVID-19 to attend the session online. 


I adhere to the ethical guidelines of the: 

British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)

The United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (UKATA).

EATA European association for transactional analysis.

Burnley, Lancashire, BB11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online therapy, email, WeChat or wats app creates a more accessible environment from the comfort of your home; therapy is now more flexible than ever.

Online platforms



In person

Supervision is the art of inviting and trusting another to view the therapeutic alliance; to be a supportive and guiding light through the impasse

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Sandra Williams
Sandra Williams