Sandra Waters Counsellor (BACP Registered & Accred) & Supervisor
Is everything feeling a bit too much to cope with? At certain times and at different life stages we can all feel overwhelmed or under pressure. Counselling can provide a valuable opportunity to look at what's going on for you and help you evaluate how you can best deal with it.
I can use my skills and experience to help you look at both past and current issues without judging you or telling you what to do. You are the expert on how you experience your life, and together we can explore what is going on for you and identify a way forward that works for you. My belief is that gaining insight into how past experience has built your present allows the freedom to make choices on how to shape the future. I see myself as a guide who can respectfully suggest possible routes you might like to take, perhaps offering different perspectives, but always being aware that it's your journey.
I believe that counselling can help you recognise and use the strengths and the skills you've gained over a lifetime but might not be aware of. My role is to listen and collaborate with you in finding what will help support you.
I work integratively so am able to be flexible in my work and tailor my theoretical approach to suit your needs.
I am accredited with BACP and adhere to their ethical framework.
I have many years of experience working with issues around relationship difficulties, trauma, and addictions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Bsc (Hons) Integrative Counselling
Post Graduate Certificate Dual Diagnosis (Mental Health & Substance Misuse issues)
Post Qualifying Certificate in Couple Counselling
Diploma in Supervision
I have worked for organisations treating people with substance misuse and mental health issues since 2003 and since 2006 I've worked for Guildford RASASC supporting people suffering from sexual trauma.
Gaining experience in these issues has taught me how traumatic events can impact on many levels of our lives. I am therefore also able to support people with relationship difficulties, anxiety and/or depression, low self-esteem, stress and longer term mental ill health
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session Individuals (one hour)
Concessionary rates available to those who are vulnerable and suffering financial hardship
Weekdays: daytime and evening Some concessions in price available during the day
I firmly believe that counselling can provide a sufficiently safe space to look at the past, consider how you want to live your life currently and explore possiblities for the future.
I can provide either brief or long term therapy according to your needs