Sandra Tapie, MBACP, MBPsS
My name is Sandra Tapie. I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist; I am based in the City / Shoreditch (E1) and in Bethnal Green (E2).
We all face challenges in our lives, which at times, may feel overwhelming or too difficult to cope with. Whether you would like support for a specific issue, feel the need to make changes in your life or simply seek personal development, counselling offers a safe and confidential space for you to share your emotions, feelings and thoughts. Together we will look at your situation; I will help you explore and clarify your issues and experiences. I aim to create an environment where you can find your own solutions and direction.
Counselling & Psychotherapy…
Counselling and psychotherapy is an opportunity to talk about concerns and issues that you might find difficult to share with people around you. Therapy is a break from everyday life, a time to reflect upon what matters to you. Counselling helps us gain greater awareness. I believe that this new understanding enables us to make fresh choices and create a more meaningful life.
- Anxiety, Depression, Emptiness
Most of us experience anxiety and depression at times in our lives. The challenges of life can become overwhelming and leave us feeling low or stuck. A lack of direction and feelings of emptiness can be difficult to cope with. Life may seem meaningless. Counselling can help you make sense of what you are going through and help you live more purposefully.
- Relationship issues
Relationships are an important part of our lives. Difficulties with intimacy or commitment, questions about desire or sexual problems can stand in the way of a satisfying relationship. Past relationships sometimes impact on our present ones. Creating romantic relationships or friendships may feel like an impossible step. Counselling will help you explore and understand how you relate to others and can facilitate your work towards more fulfilling relationships.
- Work and Performance
Issues with performance or creativity, burn out, stress, communication problems with colleagues and management, in need of a career change… Difficulties at work can become overwhelming and when unresolved often start to affect the rest of our lives. Counselling and psychotherapy can help you address communication issues, help you manage stress and fulfil your potential or be a valuable support throughout a career change.
- Gender and Sexuality
Whether you have concerns, issues or questions in relation to your gender or your sexuality, counselling is a safe and non-judgemental space where you can explore these dimensions of your life.
About the sessions…
Sessions occur on a weekly basis and last 50 minutes.
The first session
In the first session we will look at your reasons for seeking therapy and what you would like to get from it. We will also discuss any questions and concerns you may have about the counselling process. The first session will be an opportunity for both of us to get to know each other and decide whether we would like to work together.
Sessions take the form of a conversation. They are a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space where you are free to speak about whatever you wish. My role, as a therapist, is to help you explore and manage whatever you are going through.
Number of sessions
I offer both short-term (6 sessions) and open-ended therapy. Depending on your needs we will discuss which option is best for you.
I offer counselling in English and in French.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am currently practicing privately in Shoreditch and Bethnal Green. I have worked in various counselling settings including several drug and alcohol services, GP practices, private organisations and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust where I provided therapy to patients with eating disorders. This has allowed me to meet and work with people facing a wide range of difficulties.
I am particularly experienced in supporting those struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, sex and sexuality related issues, work place issues and addiction. I have a special interest in supporting people who are in the midst of a crisis of values and beliefs, who feel a lack of direction or who are going through a transition in their live, whether personal or professional.
My training is in Existential Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy. Existential therapy is an approach which is first and foremost philosophical; its focus is on making sense of life and human existence. I find this form of therapy effective in helping my clients live more meaningfully and purposefully. Each client’s situation is unique and I tailor my approach based on individual needs. This may involve drawing from other modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic approach, mindfulness and relaxation. Beyond the therapeutic modality I believe that the most important factor for effective therapy is the relationship between the therapist and the client. It is within an authentic, open and non-judgemental relationship that changes can occur.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Individual Therapy: £70 per session (50min)
Couple / Relationship Therapy: £100 per session (60min)
Low Cost Counselling: Low cost spaces are available, please enquire for further details.
You can book an appointment on the phone or via email.
If I cannot answer the phone, please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Do not hesitate to contact me to discuss any query you may have about counselling.
Please visit my website to find more information about me and about how I work.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client