Sandra Stein

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MBACP, MSc Dip Counselling Therapist Integrative humanistic.
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London NW1 & W1G
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About me

Hello and welcome. 

I hope you enjoy this reading and I am looking forward to hear from you.

I am Sandra Stein, an MBACP registered, Humanistic Gestalt Integrative Counsellor Therapist for Individuals and Couples, Therapy Group Facilitator and Author.  Extensive experience in Solution Focused Approach, CBT and Embodied Therapy. 

With the rise of social media, living costs and unemployment life has become an experience full of anxiety, sadness, loneliness, low self-esteem, compulsive behaviour (addiction) and so on. 

Forging relationships has become a painful and scary task in this era of perfectionism, competition and unrealistic expectations for one another. 

These are some of the cycles and struggles I will help you to process. I aim to help you understand yourself more deeply and I will teach you tools to live a more peaceful and in control life experience. Boosting your self-confidence, creativity and happiness.

Therapy is also about your need to make sense of your thoughts and feelings about a particular situation, including decision-making and relationships by speaking with someone who will not judge you or press expectations upon you.

I also have extensive experience working with Addiction (substances, sex, food, gambling) and Eating Disorders at The Priory Hospital North London, I was privileged and still am to help people gain control of themselves and find that they can exercise choices in life.

Having specialized in Trauma through the Oxford University Master Series you will find in our work what you need to deal with the symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, low self-esteem and other mental and emotional struggles.

For most people, Therapy is an unknown field which is why the first sensations you will have in my sessions are freedom, encouragement, acceptance, empowerment and safety to be vulnerable more intimately.

My approach is multicultural-informed, which means I am interested in every part of you. I believe that every aspect of your history translates into your self-expression today and how you experience the world and emotions.

I am curious about many aspects such as:

Where do you come from?  What beliefs have you internalized?

How was your experience at school growing up? Did you feel included?

What do you carry from your family system? Did you feel that you could not be your true self?

It can be hard to reach out for help when we feel lost, depressed and hopeless.

Do you feel depressed and can`t make sense of your feelings?

Are you struggling to cope with strong emotions?

Are you searching for a way out of repetitive self-sabotage behaviours?

I will walk with you through:

  • Depression (Loneliness, social isolation, feeling empty, hopeless and sad, suicide ideation).
  • Anxiety ( Phobias, self-harming, social anxiety, a sense of not feeling present).
  • Trauma and addiction.
  • Low-Self esteem
  • Eating disorder (Body dysmorphia, compulsion to exercise, self-critical, social media image demand).
  • Self and cultural identity struggle (immigrants, the second generation of immigrants).
  • Relationship issues ( Family, partners, work).
  • Loss ( Job, divorce, lifestyle, death).                                                                   

We will do it together

I will hold your hand through your process of self-discovery, conquering the autonomy in finding out that you have options in how to experience painful changes in life and how to filter the world to your best well-being.

I have a special bond with working with minority group members. My clients from victims of abuse (violence, emotional, neglect), BIPOC group, LGBT+, immigrants, men and so on, were inspired to be passionate about diversity and inclusion. Also, on how to be a counsellor that offers a tailored and attuned approach to each person and their background.


Most of all I appreciate the fact that the sessions with Sandra are not just about unburdening negative experiences and traumas but the fact that Sandra brings me back into the present and helps me reframe my narrative about myself”. (She/Her, client)

“My sessions with Sandra were such a fruitful and generative experience. There was an immediate rapport and understanding which alleviated any attendance anxiety. It is a testament to Sandra and her therapeutic skills that several months later, it is pleasing to recognise that the techniques I learned through her are needed less and less”. (LGBTQ+ member client)

“Sandra has a warmth that immediately put me at ease - she was a huge support on my journey” (She/Her client)

“Sandra empowers me to recognize and accept my qualities as well as to navigate and overcome my traumas. She acknowledges my LGBQ+ and diverse ethnic background. I felt comfortable with Sandra from the first session because she brings her empathy and values me, making me comfortable to discuss complicated matters”. (LGBQ+ member)

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Gestalt Therapy
  • Certificate in Gestalt therapy
  • Cultural sensitive Therapy
  • Humanistic and Experiential Therapy
  • Certificate in Adult Safe Guarding
  • Trauma informed therapy
  • Personal Training
  • Family support worker

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Male Mental Health

Cultural Identity




£65.00 - £85.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

I understand the high living cost is pressing across the board.

I can consider your financial circumstances in terms of fee cost. 

When I work

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Gestalt Centre, 15-23 St. Pancras Way, London, Greater London, NW1 0PT

39 Harley Street, London, Greater London, W1G 8QH

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

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