Sandra Thompson Reg. MBACP
Shoreditch High Street
The Guild Of Psychotherapists
I am a qualified practitioner working in private practice; I offer once or twice weekly Individual Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychodynamic Counselling for adults. I provide a supportive non-judgemental, confidential, therapeutic environment for individuals to explore their worries, thoughts, feelings and everyday challenges.
I am experienced in working with overwhelming anxiety, feelings of isolation and aloneness, panic attacks, depression, stress, relationship difficulties, work-related issues, abuse, bereavement or loss, race or cultural issues, shame and guilt, low self-esteem, self-harm, eating-disorders, family issues, all of which we can talk about in therapy.
I work from consulting rooms at the Guild of Psychotherapist 47 Nelson Square London SE1 and Shoreditch High Street E1.
How I work
I work in an empathic relational way and I provide a safe space where both of us (therapist and client) work together to explore your thoughts feelings and behaviours. The quality of the therapeutic relationship is an important part of the work together and I’ve found that gradually overtime you develop trust and security as we make sense of your current challenges. We make links to your past experiences with the aim to make the unconscious more conscious. This can lead to more self-awareness, provide relief from emotional suffering, building up a more robust person and ultimately promote significant changes to enable you to live more fully and creatively in the world.
I offer an initial consultation meeting which gives you the opportunity to discuss what has brought you to the point of seeking counselling and whether you feel comfortable working with me and if I think I can help you.
I offer short-term counselling (12 weeks) which usually focuses on an immediate issue you are experiencing or open-ended psychotherapy which allows us to work more in-depth over a longer period of time.
What to do next
Sometimes taking the first step to therapy can feel daunting; the idea of sharing your thoughts and feelings with a stranger can be anxiety provoking which is understandable. I work to support your first steps by taking the time to listen well without judgement. I respect individual and cultural differences and I take confidentiality very seriously.
Please email or call me with any questions you might have or to arrange an initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP)
- Volunteer counsellor in a North London Counselling Centre
- Professional development continued in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Guild of Psychotherapists
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Feelings of isolation and aloneness
- Race and cultural issues
- Feelings of guilt and shame
- Individual counselling or psychotherapy £60 (50 minutes.)
- Initial consultation £65 (90 minutes)
- Concessionary rates available
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client